Did you also hear Patoranking’s ‘available’ sound? Or maybe you were even about to start singing “I’m available’ when you got to that part while watching Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther only to realize that the song and the beat is Originally from South Africa and Pantoranking took that line from South Africans and made us believe they were a bunch of meaningless words in his songs to complete that space.
The sound and the lines ‘Olololo ayayaya’ is a South African song/beat known as gqom. The word “gqom,” sometimes expressed as “qgom,” “igqom,” “gqomu” or variants thereof, derives from a Zulu word signifying a drum, and involves a click of sorts as you simultaneously articulate the g and the q simultaneously. It is pronounced “gom” with a clicking sound on the “g”. This sound which involves serious beating of drum is one that leaves you happy once you hear it.
Apparently, Patoranking is not the only one using this beat as Olamide was also seen in his Assignment using similar beat and the “ayoyoyo” lines, and guess what? That song also leaves you happy with similar tempo as Patoranking’s ‘Available’ and we would agree that we are rocking these songs majorly because of the beat as it gets you off your feet once it hits you.
Is this the new wave Nigerian artistes are now following after the Ghana sound of Banku and Shito? Guess this is how Nigerian artistes will finally leave the Ghanaian sound for Mr Eazi to use alone.