Obviously, the don’t-change-the-winning-ingredient cliché is the chief idea behind Wizkid’s latest single, Caro; and if Jaye jaye compelled you to dance, then this first one by his Star Boy label, featuring new sign-on L.A.X, will also help you covert your living room to a dance hall. The kicks and rhythm are essentially the same.
The way Starboy’s in-house producer, Legendury Beatz introduces and distributes the saxophone and guitar riffs throughout the piece sustains its Afrobeat flavour and keeps invoking the Jaye Jaye connection till the end.
Am looking for Caro
Show me Caro
Sisi (or See See) Caro ooo
Where are you Caro oo?
The artistes’ obsession with Caro is similar to what Orlando Owoh and his Kenery band’s Yetunde would have been in modern Afrobeat.
Apart from the sexual innuendos liberally splattered all over the 4:06-minute duration of the song and a couple of witty play on words, the lyrics is just vintage Wizkid and L.A.X ranting away their fixation with hot chick Caro.
Caro dey fire pass motor
Caro dey fire pass Ferrari
Caro dey do she no dey tire…
Wizkid could still not hide his fascination with autos.
Then suddenly, on 03:45, L.A.X begins to sound like Brymo, as the dance-compelling beat winds to a sudden end.
Released on 20th August 2013 as a combo with the song, the video’s locations — as favoured by its director, Mr. Musa Moe — and its crispy clean picture attest to the enormous amount of fortune and expertise invested in it.
That said, too many fits of slowmos in the video killed its overall energy; and Wizkid was rather lower on energy than L.A.X, subtly suggesting that he may gradually be metamorphosing into the label’s Don Jazzy (in swagger).
Placing the song beside Kay Switch’s 2012 song, Sister Caro, featuring his brother, D’Banj, it is clear that both songs communicate the same basic theme: Caro is a hot chick whose sexual appeal would make a man return for more — only marked difference is that Sister Caro scores higher in lyrical creativity than Caro while the reverse is the case for beats.
In all, Star Boy — Wizkid and co. ─ has not done too badly for a first single together (song and video), but the twosome must begin to preoccupy themselves with offering more depth in terms of dance and lyrical creativity.