Classical and opera singer based in the United States, Abiodun Koya has presented an album, ‘Lift Up Nigeria’, to the public.
According to Koya, the song is a wake-up call to all Nigerians, especially the youths to bring to fruition the works their founding fathers started.
She said the song was given to her in a dream by God, noting that it was inspired out of the innermost desire to see Nigerians speak positively with hope, courage and pride about the nation at all times.
“’Lift up Nigeria’ is a message from God and it is for a time like this,” said Koya.
“I believe that the power of positive confessions, when activated at a national level through songs like ‘Lift Up Nigeria’ would fast track the recovery of the lost years we have had as a nation and amplify our efforts and desires as citizens to reposition the country both as the Giant of Africa in all ramifications and as the undeniably fastest developing nation in the world at large.”
She said the power does not only lie with the government, but lies more in our tongues and hearts, noting that singing is one of the effective ways of making people consciously and unconsciously make effective positive confessions.
She urged Nigerians to love themselves, work hard and create a new Nigeria for the generations unborn, adding that we should let the positive outward appearance of the country be paramount in our consciousness and be portrayed in our dealings across the globe.
“It is the responsibility of all Nigerians to ‘Lift up Nigeria’ in all aspects of our endeavors both at home and in the world at large,” she said.
“If we cannot and do not, outsiders will not glorify our country for us, hence we would have failed.”
The chairman of the occasion, Prof Pat Utomi, who was represented by a Communications Consultant, Oba Akin Fatunke, commended the song.
Her producer, Wole Oni, said the song is a good one, saying it preaches that Nigerian’s brings back positivity about the country.
“The song is about doing what you know how to do best and representing the country well anywhere you find yourself. There are good and trust worthy Nigerians and there is positivity in Nigeria. Being negative is not the best way to make it,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to do songs of quality that will last decades, rather than songs that will be hit once and die.
With 100 million streams, Nigerian singer Yemi Alade up for Grammy
The singer, who recently dropped her album ‘Woman of Steel’, took to social media to celebrate the great news as she aims to move her musical career to global stage.
“We are up for Grammy Award consideration. Reaching out to all voting members @recordingacademy to consider my Album ‘Woman of Steel’ for Best World Music Album.
“This has been an incredible project and I would love to celebrate it with all of you.
The songwriter was being considered for a Grammy Award due to the fact that she has acquired over a million global streams.
Also, for being the first afro beat female to have over 100 million views on a single video which is her hit single ‘Johnny’
The singer has several landmark achievements, which include BET, MTV African Music Award and MOBO awards as well as changing the narratives with her music outside the shores of Africa.
She was recently listed as one of the most influential people in Africa in 2018, as she is being introduced as ‘Mama Africa’.
Her 2013 single Johnny, with over 100 million views is still the most viewed video by any African artiste on YouTube six years after its release.
Alade is the only female Afro beat artiste with this record without any collaboration.
Ghanaian singer features Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage in ‘Yes I Do’
Davido to drop second song with Chris Brown on October
Nigerian singer, Davido has announced dropping a new song with American R&B singer Chris Brown next week.
The music star made this announcement via Twitter
“New @ChrisBrown x OBO next week!!!! KIDDO KIDDO @KIDDOMINANT!!”
— Davido (@iam_Davido) September 26, 2019
The song would however be the second major song collaboration between Davido and Chris Brown.