Garey Godson touches socio-cultural themes in “Hadiza”, a collaborative single with Drummr Africa
Nigerian, Berlin-based artiste, Garey Godson expresses his views on some cultural constructs in his new smooth sailing eclectic titled “Hadiza”. Recently released in collaboration with Alternative & creative media brand, Drummr Africa.
Hadiza is a subtle form of protest colored with sensationally smooth vocals and intimate sounds of Afro pop instrumentation. 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 a 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 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 Afro pop record that draws its listener in gently into the mid-conscious lyrics that is weightless 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 Afro-beats, Pop and Rap Genres as a result of growing up in Nigeria and being exposed to a variation of sounds over his lifetime living in Nigeria and Berlin. Beyond the music, Garey Godson is exposed to diverse cultures and is quite vocal about social issues. He makes music to spark joy while he reminisces 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 utilizing 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.