Nigerian singer and producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has released a new song, Everyday, yesterday, May 29.
Featuring fellow musicians, Sound Sultan and Bez, he throws shades at Nigerian leaders. The song is inspired by the local Maxim that says, “every day is for the thieve and one day is for the owner.”
In an Instagram post, Cobhams wrote, “Everyday is a story of three friends who hoped for a better life. It is a story of betrayal and a story that speaks about a time when people get tired of the status quo. It highlights the dangers of being a complacent people and speaks to the need to take one’s future into one’s own hands as opposed to leaving it in the hands of those who will squander it. I find this to be true especially on this day – Democracy Day when we are reminded of our young democracy and how much we have been through as a people to get to where we are now.
“As we prepare to cast our votes next year and decide our future, Everyday calls on us to reject complacency and do something. It is time we leave that space of taking things as they are, and get to that point where sidon look is no longer acceptable. It doesn’t make sense that the hardworking Nigerian youth should continue to slave away with little or no guarantee of a future. I wish that we would recognise and exercise our power to choose so that we can shape our collective future into that which we desire. Special thanks to my brothers Sound Sultan and Bez, outstanding and conscientious musicians in their own right who lent their voices to this song. Everyday is a song for the people. Everyday is a song for you.”