Roadman unleashes brand new project 'Ghetto Boy Fly (OLOGO)'
Author: Link Up TV Admin | Wednesday 31st March 2021
Known for his lush baritone, captivating rhapsodies, and layered sounds fusing afrobeats, R&B, funk, jazz, and hip-hop, New York-based Afrofusion artist and producer ROADMAN – real name Toro Alaba – started 2021 with Afrochella and Audiomack ranking him among their Top 25 Rising Stars for the year and he follows that up on March 4 with the release of his third studio EP titled GHETTO BOY FLY, which also comes with the alternative name of ‘Ologo’, meaning ‘glorious child’ in his native Yoruba language.
The EP opens with ‘Nobody Knows’, which was inspired by the unprecedented events of last year and sees Roadman reflecting on how there’s only so much we can do in life, and the fan-favorite jam ‘Gbewa’ before it reveals the archetypal Roadman sound on ‘OTR’ with its night-time groove
and palm-wine music vibe enters the political arena with ‘Bound In Freedom’, which sees Roadman protesting the corruption and injustice in his home country Nigeria, and tails off with the afrobeats love song ‘She Cures’ and the raw, honest, and introspective title track ‘Ghetto Boy Fly’.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his Ghetto Boy Fly EP and how the project came together,
Roadman says, “the EP explores what it means to be a fly, glorious child from Nigeria, now living
in the States and thriving in the face of systems meant to keep you down.