Deba Uwadiae marks Nigeria @ 62 with new single

Deba Uwadiae, a musician and journalist residing in the US, releases his fourth song, “Water,” today in honor of Nigeria’s Independence Day.

This comes following the release of his studio album, “Hallelujah Amen,” which was followed by the success of Ojomiloju, Mogberi, and Imela, three further smash singles.

The cherry on top is that Uwadiae has committed to performing the brand-new track on Nigeria’s 62nd anniversary of independence in Columbus, Ohio.

On Nigeria’s Independence Day in Columbus, Ohio, “Water” will be performed by me, he stated. Deba Uwadiae creates an instantly recognizable song with the help of the richness of Fela’s Afrobeat and Pidgin English, a common street language in Nigeria.

The song’s opening clattering of percussion and saxophone deliver the first Pidgin phrase, “The water wey you go drink no go pass you,” and it was produced by Theo Odiifo of Columbus, Ohio.

Olu James, a well-known music critic, summarized his thoughts after hearing the song as follows: “Yes, your own river can never pass you. good music repeatedly listened to it. I liked the saxophone chords and the Afrobeat vibe in particular.

Veteran TV host Chris Ngwu added his thoughts, saying, “I appreciate the tell-a-story-in-the-lyrics structure of the song. However, the instrument’s background beat would have been more valuable if it had been stronger behind the singers rather than emulating or overpowering them.

All digital music services, including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Tik Tok, Media Net, YouTube Music, and YouTube Video, provide access to the song “Water.”

The New Americans magazine is published by Deba Uwadiae, who is also the author of “Coming to America: Early Life in America and Citizenship.”

Originally posted on October 1, 2022 @ 6:33 am

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