The Invasion (album)

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The Invasion
The-invasion-by-p-square.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 29, 2011
GenreR&B
LabelSquare Records
P-Square chronology
Danger
(2009)
The Invasion
(2011)
Greatest Hits
(2013)

The Invasion is the fifth studio album by Nigerian duo P-Square. It was released on July 29, 2011, by Square Records. The album features guest appearances from Tiwa Savage, Naeto C, Waje, May D, Eva Alordiah, Muna, Akon and Rick Ross.

Promotion[edit]

The duo promoted and celebrated the album by putting together a concert called "The Invasion Concert", which was held at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel in Lagos, on July 30, 2011. It featured additional performances from May D, Lynxxx, Eva Alordiah, Muna, 9ice, Ikechuwku, and Bovi.[citation needed]

Composition[edit]

Musical style[edit]

The Invasion is a well-rounded multifaceted album that is composed of R&B, reggae, hip hop, europop and contemporary highlife sounds. "Beautiful Onyinye" and "Forever" are R&B records that cater to R&B lovers, while "Player" and "Jeje" cater to europop lovers. "She's Hot" and "Me and My Brother" are reggae ridims that explore the depths of the reggae music genre. "Shake It Down Low" caters to hip hop lovers who are fans of lyrical content and mesmerizing beats.

Lyrical themes[edit]

The album primarily focuses on love, wealth, success, and nightlife. In "Beautiful Onyinye", "Forever" and "She's Hot", P-Square expressed the love, affection and emotional outburst they share with their significant other. In "Chop My Money" and "Me and My Brother", the duo talked about their vast wealth and the blessings that have been bestowed upon them. "Shake It Down Low" and "Do As I Do" celebrate and explore the feelings and excitement of nightlife.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
360 Nobs6.1/10[1]
Leadership9/10[2]

The Invasion was met with mixed reviews from music critics. Many critics felt the album was recycled and lacked originality. Others praised its lyrical content, sound, composure and depth. The album was reviewed by Mix Rhythm, 360 Nobs, Leadership newspaper and Naijaura. The latter of the four assigned a score of 8.5 out of 10, while the former gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, adding, " it was well packaged in terms of graphics, nice photo shots, lyrics and a captivating album art cover". 360 Nobs gave the album an overall score of 6.1 out of 10, stating that "the invasion is not yet complete". Leadership newspaper gave a rating of 9 out of 10.

Accolades[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2012 The Headies Album of the Year Won
Best R&B/Pop Album

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Beautiful Onyinye"P-Square4:52
2."Chop My Money" (featuring May D)P-Square, May D4:32
3."Asamkpokoto"P-Square4:30
4."Do As I Do" (featuring Tiwa Savage and May D)
4:06
5."Forever"P-Square4:29
6."Me and My Brother"P-Square4:05
7."Jeje" (featuring Waje)
4:49
8."Bunieya Enu"P-Square4:44
9."Ole Buruku"P-Square4:03
10."Player"P-Square4:58
11."She's Hot" (featuring Naeto C)
4:53
12."Fire"P-Square4:19
13."Anything" (P-Square)P-Square3:43
14."Shake It Down Low" (featuring Muna and Eva Alordiah)
3:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Okoye - Main artist
  • Paul Okoye - Main artist
  • Tiwatope Savage - Featured artist
  • Naetochukwu Chikwe - Featured artist
  • Munachi Abii - Featured artist
  • Eva Alordiah - Featured artist
  • Akinmayokun Awodumila - Featured artist
  • Jude Engees Okoye - Video director
  • Fliptyce - Record Producer

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide July 29, 2011 CD, Digital download Square Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P Square – The Invasion …Nigerian Listening E.A.R. (Essential Album Rating)". 360nobs. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Album Review: P-Square Back With A Bang". Leadership Nigeria. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

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