Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Joanny’s new dispensation begins on ‘No Nonsense’

Joanny’s ‘No Nonsense‘ bears all the hallmarks that makes Ruger’s ‘Girlfriend‘ so special.

Joanny - No Nonsense.
Joanny – No Nonsense.

Joanny’s career may have gone under the radar for the best part so far, but things are beginning to take a sharp turn. Joanny, born Joachim Emeodi, is one the growing list of “hybrid” artists in Nigeria with the twin ability of doubling as a recording artiste and a producer, while also retaining his status as one the finest African diaspora in the Australia.

Once again, just because Joanny has not garnered enough buzz around his art does not mean his career has not been an interesting one thus far. Joanny possess two critically acclaimed projects that resonates well with his known listeners whether in Africa, Australia and other parts of the world. Interestingly, Joanny sometimes acts as supporting acts for African international stars that sometimes have a pitch stop at Australia during their tours. One of those occasions was when he opened for Adekunle Gold in his CMIYC Australian tour.

Although, so much interesting moments abound to the exciting Joanny, but it is knack for creating music that could possibly resonates with different sects of listeners that sets him apart. ‘No Nonsense‘ is Joanny’s first single of the year in which in its official announcement, he tells us to “brace ourselves for a new dispensation”. Does that signify something is about to change pertaining to his sound ? or the roll out to another project begins ? His latest single is the best way to find out.

Joanny for his new single ‘No Nonsense’

On ‘No Nonsense‘, Joanny explores to perfection the fine line between Afrobeats and Dancehall. With a Ruger-esque delivery, Joanny comes all out from his first words insisting ” I don’t wanna listen to your nonsense” and then goes on to justify himself when he sings ” you tell me make I go solo, right now I’m on a roll roll roll, dem want to say make i slow“.

Everything about ‘No Nonsense‘ is very well planned. The catchy hook, the subtle build up in its progression, the immersive production experience and even the instrumentals that plays in the process of transition from the hook to the verse is a subtle addition and it is one of the many fantastic things that would draw listeners attention back multiple times to the song.

No Nonsense‘ is a tailor made song for the summer with its bouncy beats fused with sizzling breezy keys that leaves it with an energetic edge and an incredible Caribbean feels. Its vibrant nature will surely set dance floors around the country and beyond on fire in few months. As much as fusing Dancehall with Afrobeats remains a very delicate affair that requires much level of awareness of the sound, Joanny danced perfectly to its tune and he has a huge record on his hand. Creating an all time Afro-Dancehall essentials playlist ? Joanny’s ‘No Nonsense’ should definitely take its place in the playlist.

[LISTEN]: No Nonsense by Joanny.

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