By Esther Onyegbula
No doubt, Tito Da. Fire’s new OGS album is well-packaged and delivered intellectual work, in the like of mavericks the album ‘On The Shoulders of Giants, the latest masterpiece work of Tito Da.Fire belongs.
However, the masterpiece brings to fore the tasks, and depths that went into the birthing of the well-acclaimed album.
Findings have revealed the brains with the Midas touch that contributed to making OGS the success it is. These are the producers, writers, and mixing engineers who ensured that everything fit flawlessly in place.
This a clear pointer to the saying that anything worth doing at all is worth doing well. The array of behind-the-scene expertise cuts across international borders with each hand boosting of humble, yet intimidating resume with global recognition written against their names.
Producer Ibikunle “Sharnor” Jeffery brought his professional dexterity to bear on virtually all the tracks except “Lifeguard” and “One Day”. For any music connoisseur, who is familiar with some of the works of American R n B singer, Keisha Cole, picking out the contribution of Mixing Engineer Marshall Bryant on “Kokoro”, “ Elevation” and “Abibeji” cannot be mistaken.
There is also the Mavericks, Aizbag Da Genius who co-wrote “Lifeguard” and produced “One Day”. Uduak J. Peters, Tito Da. Fire himself is one amongst others, who shined brightly as he wrote and co-wrote all songs on OSG, along with these writers including Blessing “Selma” Irorere, 8-Year-old Ryan E. Peters and posthumous credit to African lady of songs, Christy Essien Igbokwe whose work featured in the track ‘ Me and You (Winners’ ). These are cerebral artistes and forces to reckon with within the industry, who all collaborated with Tito Da.Fire to author tracks like African Woman, Lifeguard, which also has Chinomso Divia -Ubochie and Wouter Kellerman- these are the beautifully- talented hands behind the @Titodafire OGS scene, with their awe-inducing lyrics.
Mention also must be made of Olubunmi ‘Africa’ Onanaye the delightful spoken word poetry artiste, the flavour she brought into the track “African Woman” made a whole lot of difference in making that track one of the album’s favourites.
All these contributors indeed brought their A-factor into the OGS’s album.
Another producer of repute with his classical experience to @Titodafire’s OGS is Aizbag, give it to him anyway, he can never go wrong in his chosen field of arrangement, sequencing and overall output of a resounding work.
A cursory look at the behind the scene making of OGS points to these cerebral artiste as the masters behind the success of @Titodafire OGS globally accepted World Music and Afrobeats album and one of the most downloaded, trending, current and favourite Nigerian music on various music streaming platforms.