Basketmouth Why I Approached Flavour And Phyno For My Album
Basketmouth, a leading Nigerian comedian, has revealed why he approached Flavour and Phyno before starting work on his debut album, ‘Yabasi.’
During an Instagram live session with Tony Elumelu Foundation members, the talented entrepreneur and actor revealed.
‘Yabasi,’ a highlife album released in November 2020, was a purpose-built music project, according to Basketmouth, with all tracks produced by Duktor Sett.
“You can hardly go wrong as long as you partner with the right guy. I wasn’t greedy in the process of making the Yabasi album; yes, I rapped, but I didn’t hear myself on it because I wasn’t there.
“The first people I went to speak to about the album were Flavour and Phyno, and this is what I did, I didn’t do it over the phone, I went to see them and told them a story, told them what I wanted to do, I made them understand the end goal, meaning, and when they agreed, I started talking to other people,” said the producer of ‘My Flatmates.’
“I called as many people as I could and I was trying to build a team, an army,” Basketmouth continued, “but beyond the fact that these guys would want to do it for me based on relationship and love, I need to give them something that will impress them, so the first thing I did was get the right producer, Duktor Sett, who can give the right beats.”
“I needed numbers as well, I needed people who had a good following and because of the kind of music I was making, if you listen to the Yabasi album closely you will find out that we didn’t talk about shaking your bum and all those stuff, I am not saying it is wrong but I was like we don’t have an album that is clean, the yabasi yabasi yabasi yabasi yabasi yabasi y
Flavour, Duncan Mighty, Ice Prince, Phyno, Peruzzi, Ill Bliss, Waje, and Umu Obiligbo were among the artists featured on Basketmouth’s “Yabasi.”