Emelia Brobbey bounces back, shocks critics with ‘Odo Electric’ featuring Wendy Shay
After she was mocked for releasing her debut single ‘Fa Me Ko’, actress-turned-singer Emelia Brobbey is back as promised – this time, recruiting RuffTown Records signee Wendy Shay for yet another love tune ‘Odo Electric’.
The mid-tempo song released on Tuesday comes with a colorful official video shot and directed by McWillies for FlashBack Media. Produced by MOG Beat, ‘Odo Electric’ touches on the story of a lady who seemed to have given up on love until she found ‘Mr. Right’.
“I used to cry because of loneliness. The more I tried, the more I got surprised. So I said to myself ‘love was not meant for me’. Then came my way; then he knocked me off my feet,” Emelia Brobbey sang.
“Baby, oh my baby. I’m fallen for you my baby. So come and hold me tightly. Now I don’t wanna be so lonely,” she continued.
The actress became a victim of internet trolling as netizens on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms mocked her for releasing her then latest music video, “Fa Me Ko”.
The trolls were so intense that several Ghanaians specifically asked the renowned actress to stick to what she does best and stop humiliating herself by adding another profession to her career.
She was however defended by a section of the public, including legendary music producer Fredyma who argued that Emelia Brobbey’s ‘Fa Me Ko’ is not as terrible as some are suggesting.
“She might not be one of the gifted singers on the continent but I can confidently say with all my 36 years in the music industry as a professional sound engineer and over my 50+ years on this planet that, she tried her best,” he said.
“One of the ingredients one uses to measure one’s song is the 3T’s of music that is, timing, tuning and tempo! Did she have all these applied in her song? I say yes she did. She never went off key, timing was good and tempo excellent.
“We can criticize her vocal delivery on the song. It lacked dynamics and was raw. The instrumentation and the arrangements is a two chord progression song of the doh and fah chords. It could have been better with the arrangements moving to other progressions,” Fredyma added.
The experienced sound engineer advised that Emelia Brobbey should rather be encouraged as there is more room for improvement.
He said: “You might not appreciate the music maybe based on your perception about her being an actress and ‘forcing’ her way into music. Her lyrics are on point. With a good voice coach like Freeman Daniel Ame, she can be transformed. She has the potential if she would give herself ample time to learn the rudiments of music. Let’s encourage her rather than asking her to quit music. Practice makes a man perfect. Emelia Brobbey, time will tell.”
Emelia Brobbey, although was hurt by some of the insults, served indication of her resolve to release more songs. She was later spotted being coached in the studio by Bullet, CEO of RuffTown Records.
Below is the end product