Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor Chike released his highly anticipated album, The Brother’s Keeper via Brothers Records, making it his second studio sophomore album. Symbolizing the space that Chike sees himself in life, The Brother’s Keeper sums up the sounds of courage, bravery, self-love and confidence in the person he has become, and centers on the importance of growth, shedding expectations from people around him, and throwing oneself into the unknown.
This album, comes through after his wildly accepted album, Boo of the Booless, which was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2020 Headies Awards, holding tracks like, “Insecure”, “Running”, and “Roju” just to mention a few.
He reflects on the journey thus far, basks and sails in the present but is weary of an uncertain future. Speaking of being a ‘Brother Keeper’, Chike highlighted instances of fellow artists Simi and Mayorkun showing up for him, African music royal Flavour collaborating on the album, and urged everyone to strive to be one, whether boy or girl, man or woman.
With collaborations including Ycee, Azana, Flavour, this album solidifies Chike’s place amongst the greats and furthers the evolution of his sound, his songwriting, and his production.
Says Chike of what the album represents for him in his creative journey: “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers,”.
Chike remains one of the most prolific, popular, and elegant artists to come out of Nigeria. The Brother’s Keeper reflects the breadth of natural beauty and dignity of love, heartbreak, rejection, acceptance, and grief experience across art and style.
The Brother’s Keeper Album tracklist:
- On The Moon
- Tell Am
- My Africa feat. Azana
- Hard To Find feat. Flavour
- Pour Me a Drink
- You Deserve ft Ycee
- Moving On
- Good Things
- God Only Knows
- Nothing Less, Nothing More
Stream the album HERE