Osabuohien Osaretin, better known for his stage name Sarz is a Nigerian record producer and musician. Born in Benin City, Edo State, he is popularly known for the tag Sarz On The Beat/”Really”, at the beginning or end of all his music productions. He has produced tracks for Wizkid, Naeto C, Banky W, Skales, Shank, Reminisce, Goldie Harvey, eLDee, Wande Coal, YQ, Niniola among others.
Sarz can be recognized as one music creator who has a futuristic vision and this could be one of the reasons the producer established his own production academy called ‘The Sarz Academy’. It is a setup to establish and train intending producers. Sarz has recently released his EP and this features his attendees for this program. “Memories That Last Forever (MTLF)”, the EP is the first installment of the result of the intense one-month training for the selected producers of 2018 Sarz Academy session. This 6 tracked EP is a reflection of the pairing of these producers with the selected artistes to produce beauty as they’ve been taught to.
From the female duo both producer and artiste – Dunnie x Niniola – on the house influenced record “Gbewa” to the worldwide pop record by Wizkid “Hold Me”, the heavy dancehall number “Global” by Tempoe and Jahblend, the mid tempo vibe record “Forever” by Sarz and Tiwa Savage to the brutal street pop records “Wa je” and “Ma Lo Wa” by Dapo Tuburna and Zlatan respectively, these project is successfully made an all rounded mix of genres, from R&B to pop to Afropop to house. These producers weren’t smiling as they exploited and made good use of these various genres to create the beauty embedded in “MTLF”. It’s a worthy project from the famous producer.