...and the Bass Is Queen

...And The Bass Is Queen. is the debut studio album by Nigerian neo-soul singer-songwriter Lindsey Abudei. It was released on July 5, 2016 and serves as the follow-up to her 8-track debut EP, Brown (2013).[1]

...And The Bass Is Queen.
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)
  • Atta Lenell Otigba
  • Mosadoluwa Adegboye
Lindsey Abudei chronology
...And The Bass Is Queen.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Pulse Nigeria     
Jaguda     [2]

The album garnered relatively positive ratings among music critics. Joey Akan of Pulse Nigeria described the album as a "singer-songwriter's album". He rated the album 4 out of 5 stars and praised its overall production.[3] In the same vein, Wilfred Okiche of 360 Nobs was impressed with the album's input and Abudei's songwriting skills, stating, "…And the bass is Queen is very relatable. Abudei’s song writing is a refreshing break from the norm, simple with a hint of mystery that does not encroach into fake deep territory,[...]The finish is of international standard and the record can easily find life beyond the shores of Nigeria if marketed as such."[4]

Track listingEdit

1."Have You?"1:44
2."Drift Away"5:28
3."Out the Magazine"3:42
4."Libra Man"4:35
5."When You Don't Drive Me Mad"4:39
6."Freedom and I"4:33
8."Scream at the Sun"2:59
10."Home Free"4:42
11."Shoot Them Down"3:29
Total length:50:00


  • Atta Lenell Otigba – production (track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12)
  • Mosadoluwa Adegboye – production (track 11)
Mastering engineer
  • Mike Schoonmaker

A&R - Obinna Agwu Executive Producer - Ayo Ajayi


  1. ^ Daniel Orubo. "Discover: Lindsey Abudei, The Neo-Soul Singer With The Hypnotic Voice". Kobini. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Aribaba (12 July 2016). "Lindsey Abudei's 'And The Bass Is Queen' Is Easily One Of The Best Albums of 2016". www.jaguda.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Joey Akan (12 July 2016). "Pulse Album Review: Lindsey Abudei joins Nigerian music royalty with "And The Bass Is Queen"". Pulse Nigeria. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Wilfred Okiche (26 July 2016). "Album Review: Drop Everything And Listen To Lindsey Abudei's …and The Bass Is Queen". 360Nobs. Archived from the original on 27 July 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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