My cover of the national anthem will inspire Nigerians; restore national pride- Gogo Majin
At a time where Nigerian artistes are opting for groovy tracks to excite their fan-base, Gogo Majin decided to do a cover of the Nigerian national anthem.
The soft spoken voice coach, singer and leading fashion designer in a chat with TheNewsGuru revealed the inspiration behind her cover of the nation’s anthem.
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Hear her: “I was invited to sing the National Anthem at an event and that was the first time anyone had asked me to sing the national anthem. So I had to sit down with the lyrics, internalize the lyrics and then think about what it meant to me and how I could transfer that emotion to the people who would listen to it.
“After I sang it the reaction was great and that’s when I began to think about recording my version of the anthem. I felt that it could be a way to inspire Nigerians and restore National pride where lost in spite of the things that ache our hearts about our country”, she said.
Speaking further, the creator of the ‘GM4FM’ fashion label said Nigerians give her hope about Nigeria. She added that whenever she is dejected, seeing a Nigerian achieve something great lifts her spirit.
“It’s people. And I know that may sound funny but some of the most incredible people I know are Nigerian, just in terms of their intelligence, resilience and accomplishments. Now not all of these people live in Nigeria, but that gives me hope. And at times when I get discouraged, seeing a Nigerian accomplish something great, at home or abroad it gives me a good sense of hope and National pride.