Written by Ralph Okobz
Posted on October 25, 2022 at 9:22 pm
Nigerian music star Bella Shmurda has released his highly anticipated debut studio album “HYPERTENSION” via Dangbana Republik. A purposefully constructed album which follows his highly lauded EPs, “HIGH TENSION” (2020) and “HIGH TENSION 2.0” (2021).
This 15-track project further reaffirms Bella Shmurda’s position as a preeminent singer who has become a mouthpiece of Nigerian street-pop culture. The architect behind this string of hits ‘Cash App’, “Vision 2020,” “Party Next Door,” “Rush,” and “New Born Fela,” has conceived an album that showcases his skill, sound and range.
The lead single “New Born Fela” and its follow-up “Philo” with Omah Lay; are glimpses into Bella Shmurda’s universe on this album. “HYPERTENSION,” one of the most anticipated albums of the year, delivers equally in substance and style. It is an album that resonates collectively and with everyone.
“HYPERTENSION” features guest acts like Simi, Phyno, Not3s, L.A.X, Pa Salieu, Victony and Popcaan.