by Sep 6, 2021Album Reviews, Music Genre

Illustrious Blackman Music super talented act- Obanla IBM whose new EP tagged- Tabula Rasa is now out and available on all Major Digital Streaming Platforms.

The Future:

The EP resumes with this sombre and melody filled INTRO that gives you an inkling of what to expect. Here, Obanla IBM on a rather catchy yet slow pitch sings his heart’s content. Listening to this kinda make you know that the FUTURE of Afro Soul is here.

Tabula Rasa

This is the Headline Track and the highlight of this compilation. Tabula Rasa (meaning- an opportunity to start afresh without prejudice); still keeps you in the sombre mood and Obanla IBM thoroughly raises the bar, I really loved the combination of both soft nice vocals, with the saxophone beautifully blaring. adding this harmony that makes you so confounded yet deep in the music.


In thinking, Obanla IBM takes things a notch with the vibratory toned sound and a bit of rock, mixed in some real Naija flavour. Here, he espouses his feelings especially as he reveals his state of mind.


Guluso is the fourth track on the list and one that takes you deep into the innermost recesses of your mind. I truly love the slow rhythmic start and the steady rise of the tempo of the song. Here Obanla makes the Afro-conscious vibe even more assertive.

Happy for life feat VEEDO

Happy For Life is another quite rudimentary and laid back song whose rhyme really adds some rather interesting and good sounding twist in this EP. Obanla takes fellow vocalist- Veedo, on this joint.


This is the last but not the least Track on the TABULA RASA EP by Obanla IBM. The song raises hope as our boy elicits some confidence and reiterating the fact that one day all the struggles and efforts made by way of inputs, will surely result in something BIG.

It is OBANLA IBM to the World yall. TABULA RASA is a well-prepped EP and we salute the Producer Blaqmix; who did a yeoman’s job with these musical pieces that I term “Afro-Soul music in sublime mode“.

Kudos to the label- Illustrious Blackman Music for unleashing this sonorous jewel to the world in the person of Obanla IBM

Written By chinemere onuekwusi

Chinemere Onuekwusi is just a dude who writes on pretty much every topic that relates to small business, blogging, Music, Films and conscientious issues. He enjoys reading, traveling and he's a helluva technology enthusiast.

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