E No Easy

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"E No Easy"
Single by P-Square featuring J. Martins
from the album Danger
Released2009
Recorded2009
GenreR&B, hip hop, reggae
Songwriter(s)Peter Okoye
Paul Okoye
J. Martins
Music video
"E No Easy" on YouTube

"E No Easy" is a 2009 song by P-Square featuring J. Martins. It was revived as a bilingual French/English song "Positif", by Matt Houston featuring P-Square in 2012, becoming a hit in France.

"E No Easy"[edit]

"E No Easy" is a successful song by P-Square featuring J. Martins that was a hit locally in Nigeria. The song was written by the three singers Peter and Paul Okoye (actually the members of P-Square) and by J. Martins. It is taken from P-Square's album Danger.

A French version using the music of "E No Easy" and retitled "Positif" became a big hit in France. And after success of the French adaptation, "E No Easy" was also released finding some additional success in France in 2012.

In 2011, French-Algerian rapper El Matador had also included a mix of "E No Easy" credited to "El Matador feat P-Square" in his mixtape release Escale sur la lune.[1] adding French rap verses, raï influences and additional Spanish lyrics to the track.

"Positif"[edit]

"Positif"
Positif-by-matt-houston-p-square.jpg
Single by Matt Houston featuring P-Square
from the album Racines
Released23 April 2012
RecordedApril 2012 in Studio Video Clip, Paris, France
GenreR&B, hip hop, reggae
Length3:49
LabelOn the Track
Songwriter(s)Matthieu Gore
Peter Okoye
Paul Okoye
J. Martins
Matt Houston featuring P-Square singles chronology
"Booty"
(2011)
"Positif"
(2012)
Music video
"Positif" on YouTube

"Positif" is a 2012 bilingual song in French and English by Matt Houston featuring Nigerian brother duo P-Square. It is a remake of the earlier hit by P-Square with French lyrics added by Matthieu Gore (real name of Matt Houston) The song is taken from Houston's forthcoming album Racines as a first pre-release on 23 April 2012 from the album due in June 2012.

Houston sings the introductory French part while P-Square brother Peter and Paul are doing the backing vocals. The English parts are done by the Okoye brothers.

As a promotion, Matt Houston also released a "making of" video of his collaboration with Peter and Paul Okoye in the Video Clip Studios where the French hit was cut.[2] It was the third of a series of "Welcome To My World" video episodes.[3]

The official music video was uploaded on Matt Houston's VEVO channel on 4 May 2012. The single featured at #47 in its first week of release and climbed up to #6 on the SNEP French Singles Chart.

Charts[edit]

"Positif"[edit]

The release included the following track list:

  1. "Positif" (featuring P-Square) – 3:49
  2. "Positif" (featuring P-Square) – 3:51
  3. "Positif" (Alex Rio Loco Remix) – 4:24
  4. "Oh Gosh" (Chiré Remix) – 2:47
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 7
France (SNEP)[5] 5

"E No Easy"[edit]

Based on the success of "Positif", the English original "E No Easy" gained attention and popularity in France also entering the French SNEP charts reaching #141 on chart dated 26 May 2012.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[6] 141

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Matador feat. P-Square mix of "E No Easy"". Archived from the original on 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ Video for making of "Positif" in Video Clip Studios in Paris
  3. ^ On the Track YouTube channel of Matt Houston
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Matt Houston feat. P-Square – positif" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Matt Houston feat. P-Square – positif" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – P Square feat. feat. J Martins – E No Easy" (in French). Les classement single.