Adedamola Adedayo: With “Jah Eli Jah”, Cobhams Has Decided
Against the Businesslike Models of His Previous Records
The song involves the triumvirate of Bella Shmurda, Patoranking and Cobhams himself.
What many Nigerians consider as typical and full of vibes in the saturated music industry is a song that is not tongue-twisting and far-fetched, a song that approaches their restive experiences with absolute equanimity. This is what Cobhams’ new single brings to the table at first. In a society where herd-lovers of music are not gutsy enough to disembowel a song, reluctant to shirk routine but marketable lyricism for telltale signs of sprightly metaphors and philosophical finesse, Cobhams knows well this time around not to smuggle another studious metaculture into Afrobeats.