The EP “Ayodele Surulere” by Manofsteel is a personal and reflective EP that explores the artist’s childhood and background in Lagos, Nigeria. The title track, **Ayo**, is a dedication to the artist’s hometown and the people who have shaped him into who he is today.
In the song, Manofsteel sings about his experiences growing up in Lagos, a city that is known for its poverty and violence. He sings about the challenges he faced, but also about the resilience and strength of the people of Lagos.
The EP also features songs about Manofsteel’s journey to Canada, where he now lives. In the song “SOKE,” he sings about the hopes and dreams that he had when he first arrived in Canada. He also sings about the challenges he faced as an immigrant, but about how he was able to overcome them with the support of his family and friends.
The EP also includes the songs “Ogogoro” and “Down Low,” which are more upbeat and danceable tracks. These songs showcase Manofsteel’s versatility as an artist and his ability to create music that appeals to a wide range of listeners.
What the EP means to Manofsteel
In a recent interview, Manofsteel spoke about the meaning of the EP to him. He said:
“This EP came as some sort of closure, I needed to rant about it all. I believe that most people from my hometown will relate to it. Lagos is where I got my identity and who I am today is because of where I come from.”
The EP “Ayodele Surulere” is a must-listen for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Nigerian experience or the immigrant experience. It is an EP that is both powerful and moving, and it is sure to stay with you long after you have finished listening to it.