Samuel Uwom | 23rd June, 2020.
Today Samuel Uwom looks at emerging music genre transition in the Port Harcourt Music scene.
In recent times we’ve seen various music artistes create out of the regular music patterns.
Recently Port Harcourt’s Abobi Eddieroll drifted from his self named “Afro Cult” music genre to a popular “Afro R&B” genre in his latest work “Satisfy you” ft. Teddy Epelle popularly known as 1da Banton, but as much as Eddieroll’s music transition is perceived to be temporary, Zanku rapper (or formerly … probably) Sammie Soft might just be in a transition into Afro R&B.
The artiste who came into limelight with his single “Slay Mama” in which he featured Emzzy in 2018 and has since then dished out several music tracks to the delight of his fans.
He again pitched up his career with his “Marlians” single which saw him perform at the Zanku to the world concert in Lagos State in January 2019.
This change in music pattern has been noted since the brand Temp.Pro revealed it is now officially representing the talent Sammie Soft. TempPro which brands itself as a Talent Management and Promotion firm involved in Distribution, Marketing and Promotion of music artiste is co-owned by one of the most creative music A&R Kinima Paloius and thus, could be one of the reasons behind the sudden genre transition.
The artist has been spotted severally revealing he is capable of diverse sound, and not limited to the regular Zanku music he is known for, and he makes his point known in his recent project titled “Time”
With this piece Sammie Soft has proven to deliver swiftly on both musical genres, combining powerful lyrics with beautiful lyrics, only “Time” can tell what awaits this groundbreaking artiste.
With all the paths available to this talent, I perceive a total transition into the newschool R&B genre rather than juggling between various genres or a return to Zanku Music.