Music lovers were full of joy on October 1 as they rocked Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary with Water, a brand new single from US-based journalist and singer, Deba Uwadiae.
The song, Water, is coming after the release of a studio album, Hallelujah Amen, followed by three hit singles, Ojomiloju, Mogberi and Imela.
However, Uwadiae delivered on his promise to perform the new single as a way of marking Nigeria’s Independence in Columbus, Ohio where he’s based.
In Water, Deba Uwadiae employs the richness of Felas Afrobeat and Nigerias popular street lingo, Pidgin English in a tell a story lyric format to produce an easily relatable song.
Produced by Columbus, Ohio-based Theo Odiifo, the song begins with the clattering of percussion accompanied with saxophone to deliver the first line of Pidgin that says, the water wey you go drink no go pass you.
After listening to the song, an accomplished music critic, Olu James had this to say: Yes, your own water can never pass you. Nice music. Listened to it again and again. I enjoyed the Afrobeat feel and, most especially, the saxophone riffs.
Also commenting, veteran television journalist, Chris Ngwu, said: “I like the tell-a-story-lyric-format of the song. But the background rhythm from the instruments would have added more value had it been more pronounced behind the vocals, and not equaling or overshadowing the vocals. However, towards the end of the track, when the instruments had a brief up sounding, the overall rhythm became enlivened. Altogether, Water is a good run. I look forward to more of such quality song from the musician.”
The single, Water, can be accessed on all digital platforms including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Tik Tok, Media Net, YouTube Music as well as YouTube Video.