Telling original African stories never felt better. Over the last 2 years, TNC production has made a conscious effort to unite movie lovers and young Africans alike, by tapping into innovative approaches to telling beautiful African stories.
As always, their backbreaking effort birthed the movie series, Ololade, which premiered on Netflix on Friday, 24th of November, 2023. This masterpiece, simply put, is greatness in a sequence.
The story embodies love, betrayal, drama, suspense, and other emotions you could envisage. Stay with us as we highlight Ololade’s soundtracks and how they made us feel in those particular moments. If you’ve watched the series Ololade, then you most definitely will agree that the tracks did justice in evoking our emotions.
Disclaimer: This article may contain some spoilers.
1. “Heaven” – DTS featuring BNXN (Remix) – Love
DTS ushers us into the second scene of the movie while serenading us with his 2021 Afropop track, dubbed, “Heaven”. Just like the lyrics say, “Feels like Heaven, heaven oh”. The song has a relaxing feel to it, giving the vibe of a new beginning and a ray of hope.
DTS created this feel-good song with an assist from the feature king himself, Benson, better known as BNXN, whose vocals perfectly settled into the beats. It is worthy of note that BNXN was still with Spaceship Records at the time, a label owned by the self-acclaimed African Giant himself, Burna Boy.
2. “Ready” – Kotrell – Euphoria
If you’ve ever been in love, you’d understand but if not, trust me, “Ready” by Kotrell will have you feeling like you’re living a fairy-tale love life. You know that kind of love-at-first-sight headiness? That’s precisely what I mean.
The track aired at the bank scene, when Shina spotted Itohu. Her smile brightened his day as he began to rizz her up. If only he knew that would mark the very beginning of his sweet and sour relationship with money.
3. “Canabia” – Shaka ft Teni – Ecstatic (Ololade)
Have you ever been broke for a while and then 10 thousand Naira suddenly entered your account, how did you feel? My point exactly. “Canabia” by Shaka featuring Teni is that song that would make you feel as though you and Dangote are mates, even if it’s just for a split-second.
At this point in the movie series Ololade, Lateef, and Shina probably thought they were living their best lives despite harboring dark secrets. Buying drinks for everyone in the bar like no tomorrow. Just in case you’re wondering, “Canabia” is an Afro-pop jam that was released in 2020.
4. “Together” – Onosz – Affection (Ololade)
Again I ask, have you ever been in love? If yes, you’ll agree that no other song than, “Together” by Onosz could have done justice to this plot. Lateef’s proposal to Risi in Ololade, though unromantic, was immediately elevated by this enthralling track that leaves you craving the love of your life.
At this moment, Risi and Lateef were about to embark on their journey to forever and it all made sense, considering Laide was completely out of the way. Poor Risi, if only she knew what she was delving into.
5. “One million Dollars” – C Flex – Elation (Ololde)
“One million dollars pere na im I dey find oh. One million dollars pere na im I dey find oh”. C Flex speaks for us all, I must say. With the current economic downturn, I’m certain we all are hoping that one million dollars miraculously appear in our accounts.
“One Million” by C Flex is that song that feeds you with all the motivation that you need in this life. The juxtaposition of the song and watching Lateef and Shina’s booming betting business absolutely gives hope that there is always a better tomorrow.
As a whole, the rap song is a captivating one with catchy lyrics. Its versatility makes it eligible for both streets and clubhouses.