Bachelor (song)

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"Bachelor"
Single by D'banj
from the album D'Kings Men
Released November 10, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Afrobeat, Afropop
Length 3:59
Label DB Records, Sony Music
Writer(s) D'banj
D'Kings Men singles chronology
"Oyato"
(2012)
"Bachelor"
(2012)
"Top of the World"
(2012)

"Bachelor" is a song by Nigerian Afrobeat artist D'banj. The song serves as the fourth single from the album D'Kings Men (2013), a collaboration between members of D'banj's label DB Records.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sesan in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] It tells the story of a bachelor's life—fast cars, big mansions, lots of girls, etc.[2] D’banj opens the video as a young man who argues with his somewhat possessive girlfriend in a white mansion.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Ayomide Tayo of Nigerian Entertainment Today said that "Bachelor is another concrete pop concoction with its hard hitting bassline. The beats don’t do all the work."[4]

Charles Mgbolu of Vanguard added that "the beats of the approximately two and a half minutes song are in mid-tempo and almost immediately, "slowly" gets your head nodding. There is emphasis on "slowly" here because, just like Oyato, this song didn’t quite pick up pace, making it’s [sic] climax weak. You listen to it and just when you are expecting more, something that would leap you off your feet…it's over."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Length
1. "Bachelor" 3:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BN Video Premiere: D'Banj – Bachelor". BellaNaija. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Video: D'banj 'Bachelor'". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Mgbolu, Charles (12 November 2012). ""Bachelor" by D'banj – a review". Vanguard. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Tayo, Ayomide (1 July 2013). "ALBUM REVIEW: D'Banj Is Still King". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 27 August 2014.