Things on Things and Oscroh (Pepperline), two engrossing singles by Nigerian artist Shallipopi, are his latest musical offerings.
The self-proclaimed “Pluto President” encapsulates the spirit of modern Nigerian music with his distinctive and enjoyable blend of nursery rhymes and lyrics that are pertinent to social conventions.
In his most recent song, “Things on Things,” Shallipopi displays his characteristic self-confidence and self-aggrandizement. He boasts about his status in the music industry with lines like “When I fall in, squad Dey coordinate, No evidence nor explain,” referencing the common vernacular that “You nor fit explain without evidence.”
In the new track “Oscroh (Pepperline),” the “Obapluto” crooner performs a sophisticated rendition of the well-known nursery rhyme “Sandalili” while keeping up his signature rhythmic tune.
Reimagining the nursery rhyme with lines like “Pepperline line linen, Pepperline line, Let me tie my pepperline,” Shallipopi sings in an attempt to evoke nostalgia.
Along with discussing his life experiences, he also declares that he leads a luxurious and enjoyable lifestyle to honor himself.
“Order oscroh, order oscroh, just dey order oscroh,” he sings.
The “Elon Musk” crooner has become a major player in the music business in recent months, and the hits “Things on Things” and “Oscroh (Pepperline)” would solidify his position and increase his fan base among the local music community.