Argus Mepo, Entertainment
Social media and the streets are all filled with joy and happiness as fans are busy harvesting the golden album Mustard Seed released by dancehall sensation Nutty O on the 24th of September.
It is a complete fourteen track action packed package with stunning features from diverse music champions.
Indeed, the first cut is the deepest, this debut album is a bridge that is definitely going to connect and link Nutty O to all the superstars across the globe.
The album is complete, solid and loaded. It has the potential of turning into an orchard then into a forest that will cover the global space, enabling him to represent Zimbabwe on an international space.
Just a few hours after its release it set the music streaming platforms ablaze trending, even on Twitter, he is number 1 trending.
Mustard Seed was well watered by hard work and sweat, deeply rooted and highly fertile.
This is going to eventually lead to a paradigm shift of his music and sound thereby birthing his own musical trademark.
The good part of it is, it will enable him to compete with himself and with all support and work, he will join fellow African music counterparts like Davido, Wizkid, Oma Lay, Burna Boy and Fireboy DML, among others who are already at the top.
He has emerged as the voice of reason as he has continued to lobby for the upliftment of young people.
On the album, “Peter Pan” is that song were he assures to be a champion of representing the plights of the ghetto youths given the opportunity.
During this period when youths are indulging in activities like drug and substance abuse, criminal activities plus the Covid-19 lockdown, youths need a role model and exemplary leader like him.
Nutty O’s win is also a win for all the ghetto youths.
The other reason why I believe this album is big is because it is diverse, accommodative and well balanced, a wide range of people can relate and resonate with some of the songs in the album.
It is also filled with an aura of hope, a fuel that energise and encourage people to soldier on despite the life challenges. “Handipere Power” is one such song.
Many people are getting tired with different life issues but he punched the life challenges when openly told them UNONYEPA IWE, like wise folks MUSAPERE POWER.
“Success” featuring StoneBwoy is also a hustlers anthem encouraging and motivating people to work. These are the answers that people are waiting to hear out there.
A lifetime without love is of no account and that is why Mustard Seed also tackled love issues because it is of great benefit to humanity.
“Be My Girl” with Kae Chaps, “Finesse” , “Kokorigo” , “Shoulder” and “Ndiwe” featuring Dermaco are perfect songs that addressed various areas around love.
With the festive season around the corner, the germination of the seed is inevitable, with songs like “Ready” featuring his long time ally Ex Q and “Reverse” which has amapiano elements have the potential to transform and electrify holiday events.
They are set to be party vibes, the same way “Kokai” did last year. “Kungfu” is in its own league its a classic and is symbolical to the career of Nutty O.
He has personally managed to break many barriers he has faced during his rise and he explicitly put it across when he said, “pane vaiti mfanha we patois haalume“.
The legendary producers who worked on this golden album also invested extra energy.
DJ Tamuka, Mac Dee, Pablo, Jusa Dimentor, JMP, Rodney Beats as well as Rayo Beats. The quality sound is impressive.
From this album, I hope corporates have also learnt that Nutty O is a bankable artist who can collaborate with them for the growth of their businesses.
Many songs in the album can be panel beaten into commercial and promotional jingles to boost the relevance of their businesses.
Above all, the Mustard Seed is a complete puzzle that was perfectly designed to address the life and societal questions of the day.
Well done champion. Lastly, undermine Nutty O and the Mustard Seed at your own peril, he is way ahead.