Warrior King by Bayku is a project that represents my process of Remembering. Remembering who I am, Remembering where we come from (hence the name), and remembering most importantly what really matters on this wild ride.” Those are the words Bayku uses to describe his new album ‘Warrior King’ when asked to in a few sentences.
Warrior king which is, in fact, the meaning of the word Ghana is a sonic melting pot of ingredients that can only have been procured from his years of songwriting, spent between Ghana, Atlanta, And London.
With the intro unapologetically ordering us to ‘Find your frequency, and never stop’ the album sounds off with a Battle Cry called ‘Wednesday Born’ FT Kweku AFro, and meanders through seemingly effortless switches of emotions and opinions, on records such as the energy driven ‘Min Ye Biem’ FT Reggie Rockstone, or the afro drill heavy ‘Sake of Money’ FT the God MC M.anifest.
Bayku also manages to hone in and focus on different interpretations of love, a key focal point, which he expresses on records like ‘We Give Thanks’, and the bass drum beating ‘Unpopular Opinion’, FT Ghana’s golden girl Adina Thembi. It appears Warrior King seeks to expose the listener to the paradox between local and foreign approaches, blending both together, all the while asking that you shed your limitations, and just vibe out.