28th August, 2021
Talented wave-making UK-based Afrobeats singer/songwriter, Jocey Joseph Ekwuazi, known professionally as Willie X.O, has released the audio and visuals of his hot new single ‘Good Times’.
Willie X.O for his highly anticipated ‘Good Times’ audio and visuals featured popular British rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor, Dappy.
Signed to Atlantic Records UK, Willie X.O whose recent features include highly acclaimed international artistes like Tory Lanez and Popcaan in ‘Comfort You’ and R&B goddess, Ashanti in ‘Early in the Morning’ is one to look out for when it comes to blending rich authentic African sounds with latest musical trends.
If you’re a game buff, this visual will speak to you as ‘Good Times’ brims with the splendor and freestyle of a games’ arcade, playing on the idea of having the entire arcade to oneself for one night.
Set in a place where time doesn’t matter and rules don’t apply, ‘Good Times’ is a feel-good song, and the colourful arcade world mixed with the seamless lyrical harmony between Willie X.O and Dappy, provides the perfect setting for a mixture of harmless fun, some serious blackjack wins and a wild night of unlimited fun and games.
Where Dappy’s ad-libs punctuated with phrases of pidgin English in between, warm the heart, Willie’s easy energy in delivering his lyrics boast of his evolution as an artiste who hints of never-ending creativity, making this explosive coming together of two music greats, each in their individual genre, a classic work of art.
Directed by the talented film director and photographer, Caroline Hajny and shot in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, ‘Good Times’ is everything it’s supposed to be: fun, creative and easy on the eye.
Styled by Christina Okpala, Willie X.O’s charm is on a different level, captivating the audience with his swag and flow.
According to him: “We’d been in lockdown for a while and everyone was having a bad time. People were getting stressed out, desperately looking for an escape to get back out there, put this whole thing behind us, live life, and have a good time, so I made ‘Good Times’.
“When I was making the track, I had this feeling it would bang harder with a UK artiste on it, so I decided to go for one of UK’s best, and straight away I thought Dappy! He’s a great artiste and always delivers.
“He actually came up with the African words like Omoge and Efe-riro himself and I was shook! I was like this dude knows… It felt proper organic.”