Zik (formerly known as Izzik) was born to be a hero and he knows it. The Lagos raised Ghanaian talent knew the journey he was about to put his fans on when he decided to name his EP ‘Odyssey’. Similar to the Greek legend, Zik has crafted a potpourri of excitement, danger, bounce and grace with finesse. It’s what the young people call Sauce, and as evident on the first single SDTF, Zik has sauce pouring out of his pores.
‘Odyssey’ opens with the beautiful, powerful and aptly titled ‘Walking Shoes’. This song is a celebration of the beauty of his journey and the growth that comes with it. It opens with profound spoken-word poetry from a woman and slides into soulfulness. It’s not your typical Afrobeats intro but Zik is far from typical. Zik is in a lane of his own. He glides and spills real talk all over the catchy production. On ‘Trips’ is the sexy bounce which allows Zik to dictate the new cool. Bad Idea is the song for people who stay on their toes 24/7. The sharp guys and girls. It’s an anthem that immediately puts you on high alert. Zik bleeds honesty and tells detractors “Nod my head this thing I don hear. Abeg free me make I dey my lane.” ‘Odyssey’ has 4 songs and clocks in at around 10 minutes, short enough for you to want to replay all day but packed enough to take you on an emotional rollercoaster.