Chike Releases Sophomore Album – The Brother’s Keeper: Chike’s sophomore album ‘The Brother’s Keeper‘ is a reflection of life after the success of his acclaimed debut album ‘Boo of the Booless‘ and the single ‘Running (To You)’. Post his debut, the singer is trusted to be a beacon of hope, a lover, a carer, a provider, a friend, and a brother to those that stand behind him, and everyone around him.
He reflects on the journey thus far, basks and sails in the present but is weary of an uncertain future. Speaking of being a ‘Brother Keeper’, Chike highlighted instances of fellow artists Simi and Mayorkun showing up for him, African music royal Flavour collaborating on the album, and urged everyone to strive to be one, whether boy or girl, man or woman.
The oldest song on the set was written about 4 years ago, and the last song was finished in July of 2022, so recording the album was a tough and emotional phase for the singer as he had to tell his story with his heart on his sleeve amidst touring, self, and societal induced pressure. To A&R the album, Chike re-enlisted Ogaga Sakpaide and producers – DeeYasso, TY Mix, Killertunes, Echo the Guru, Louddaaa, Sagzy Afroshii, Lord Sky, and Masterkraft.
A tale of lamba – “I feel like I live on the moon, I feel like I’m touching the sky…” These are the opening lines of the album. An ecstatic Chike glides and soars over a lush thumping Amapiono instrumentation and rejoices in an infectious manner, ignited by the streams of fulfilled dreams and conquered quests.