Nigerian, Berlin-based artiste, Garey Godson expresses his views on some cultural constructs inhis new smooth sailing eclectic record, “Hadiza“, which he has just released in collaboration with Alternative creative media brand, Drummr Africa.
“Hadiza” is a subtle form of protest coloured with sensationally smooth vocals and intimate sounds of Afropop instrumentations. Invariably, it is also an ode to a valuable friend whom he lost. The song was titled after her name.
In fond memory of Hadiza whom Garey remembers as person with a disposition that was larger than life and an attitude that saw no sense in the dictates of cultural norms, he spices this song up with undertones of his own selective rebellion against political, social and religious constructs that prevent youth from the use of recreational herbs.
“Hadiza” is a smooth sailing Afropop record that draws its listener in gently into its mid-conscious lyrics that are not so much a weight to digest.
Garey Godson is an artiste whose versatility ranges from delivering silky vocals through harmonies to expressing lyrical fluency through rap. He is heavily influenced by Afrobeats, Pop and Rap Genres as a result of growing up in Nigeria and being exposed to a variation of sounds over his lifetime that spreads between years in Nigeria and Berlin. Beyond the music, Garey Godson is exposed to diverse cultures and is quite vocal about social issues, makes music to spark joy and reminisce on the various human emotions. “Hadiza” is evidence of this, and is part of Drummr Africa’s collective project, “Yamen Yamen”.
“Yamen Yamen” in itself, is an expansive music and arts digital project that is collectively built by Music artists, Visual artists and Writers from within the African continent and its diaspora, of whom Kibra is part, curated by Drummr Africa, a community-driven alternative creative media and network brand devoted to discovering, connecting, and utilising spaces for African creatives.
Through “Yamen Yamen”, Drummr hopes to create a platform for cultural exchange, youth expression and a space for escapism. “Nile” is just the right way to turn the page open on a new musical awakening.