Superboy Cheque blends the style and soul of Afrobeats with the rhythmic delivery and attitude of rap music.
In the brand new video for “Loco,” Cheque radiates the star quality that’s made him one of Nigeria’s most promising talents.
Switching between English and Yoruba as he applies his smooth tenor to a lush afrobeats instrumental from Tempoe, Cheque uses an entrancing combination of rhythmic repeated sounds and emotional vocal runs to describe the way his newfound love makes him feel: “You be like medicine when I be feeling sick,” says Cheque.
In the video, directed with colorful flair by TG Omori, a stylish Cheque takes his bae to an exotic location, as he romances her with the help of a trio of flashy dancers.
The video was inspired by the understanding that love is a general language and doesn’t have borders,” says Cheque, “which is highlighted in the video with some dancers wearing costumes inspired by Middle Eastern wear. The world can be better if we ‘always let love lead.'”
“Loco” is a highlight from the Razor EP, which put Cheque on a path to breakout status upon its release this summer. Razor is home to “Zoom,” a hip-hop influenced track that evolved into one of Nigeria’s biggest hits of 2020. With a video that shows Cheque soaring through Lagos in a flying Benz. “Zoom” reached number two on Nigeria’s all-genre Apple Music chart, only trailing Afrobeats superstar Davido who retweeted Cheque and offered to hop on the song’s remix.