It's rare in this part of the world for a female rapper to be recognised as mainstream artist. Eno barony one of few female rappers managed to get onto my radar and today I will be telling you all about her Yaa Asantewaa album which she released some two years ago.
The album which began with "Yaa Asantewaa" talked more about the story of the late Yaa Asantewaa; a woman who made it into our history books because of her bravery. Remember this is a rap album and so track 2 dropped as Beauty and the beast and Eno Barony went hard on this one with lots of punchlines and rhymes. When track 3 dropped I was certain that rap was her play ground. She titled the song "the best" and employed Mic Flammez to do the chorus. "King of Queens" was the next song that dropped still maintaining her braggadocio, punchline and word play. "King of Queens" witnessed rapper Medikal on it.
On "No Yawa" was a switch from hardcore rap to a rap on a mid tempo beat yet she maintained her theme: punchline. I think Sista. Afia sung her best chorus on that "D33d3w" feature which experienced Eno as a lady who is crushing on a guy. From the mid tempo afrobeat, Eno employed dancehall artist, Stonebwoy to feature on "Touch Your Body" which talked more about the title. Enough of the party songs, I think. "Gari" brought back the Hip hop hardcore rap and featured Kwaw Kesse. The song talked more about life hustle. May be my favourite song on the album is "obiaa ba ny3." It featured the late Ebony Reigns. The song tackled the issue of judging a person just by the look.
"Juicy me" talked about one having to spend before one gets to enjoy in what one invested in. "Odo Menko" is a high life song which expressed love for one's partner but takes on the issue of relationship problems. "Dawa" saw Eno Barony singing and she featured the SM 4 Life boss, Shatta Wale. Can we go to the party again; "Boo na Seti" took us to the dancing floor. I guess by now Eno is a winner so she features singer Bisa Kdei on "Winner" and talks about all she went through to be a winner.
Winner was the last song on the album and I think it makes a perfect sense.

Now, what do I think about the project?
The Yaa Asantewaa album was a great album, it saw the rebirth of female rap music and managed to tackle some social issues. I loved it but I loved the rapping Eno Barony more than the singing Eno Barony. I would wish Eno sticks to rap.
The album is available on digital stores. Tap on the link below to listen to the full album:

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