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Open Letter To Korede Bello, Please Do Not Remix Godwin

Posted by Tyler on April 21, 2015 in Editorial · 41 Comments


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Dear Korede Bello, please do not remix Godwin

Korede Bello must be on cloud nine.  His song Godwin is currently Nigeria’s most popular song. So popular is it that some have even gone as far as saying it is now the de facto anthem of Nigerians all over the world. With this one song, he has achieved what every musician actively aims for. It is also important to note that this song is actually Korede’s second or third single as a professional musician. With this, he has joined the likes of Davido, Kiss Daniel and Patoranking as musicians who through one single attained ‘superstar status’ or in his own unique case, ‘mega superstar status’.

I did not fully appreciate how popular the song was until almost all politicians who emerged victorious during the just concluded elections adopted it as their ‘unofficial victory anthem’. Akinwunmi Ambode, governor elect of Lagos state is said to be especially fond of the song. In fact, it was the song of choice when he and APC party stalwarts gathered at the party headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos to celebrate his victory at the polls.

With all the plaudits the song has gotten, I would like to sound a note of warning to Korede and Mavin Records. Leave the song as it is. Please do not remix it. Do not get me wrong, I’m not saying remixing the song will be a bad thing, I just feel it would be unnecessary to make a Godwin remix. Some might argue that a remix might actually make the song last longer in the minds of music lovers. An example to support this case would be Patoranking’s Girlie O ft. Tiwa Savage. The remix was so good that most people forgot about the original. But let us also not forget that major hit songs like Oritsefemi’s Double Wahala Iyanya’s Kukere, Davido’s Damiduro, Olamide’s First Of All, and Kiss Daniel’s Woju had remixes that were considered outright failures in every sense. Even though they all featured ‘A list’ musicians like Akon, Dbanj, Tiwa Savage and Davido.

Though Korede might not realise it, he has made a song that would be around for a long, long time. You know your song is a hit when you are invited to perform it in churches. Though some pastors might consider it a ‘secular’ song.

Also in all this, one must not forget Don Jazzy’s input in all this. He remains like the proverbial wine that gets better with time. 3 of his new school artistes (Korede, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja) all have songs topping the charts currently. Other acts signed to his Mavin records like Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid and D Prince are also doing well. Kudos to him.

One can only hope Korede develops on the success of Godwin and keep giving us good music. We wouldn’t want him to turn into a ‘one hit wonder’.

This article was written by ‘Bisola Alawode. ‘Bisola is a journalist and PR consultant. He can be reached at abisolaalawode@yahoo.co.uk





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  1. This article written by this jornalist is too good.well done sir

  2. I Support dis article…. 100%…..
    I hope dey listen sha
    cos d love of money is d root of ……..
    I rest my case….

  3. Well said than done…oga oo,u’re onpoint and I agree with you

  4. Davido

  5. True talk

  6. I AGREE WITH YOU 100%

    • That’s not true. Big lie

  7. Did u guys realise that the most of the remix this journalist called a failure was done by Dbanj ?

  8. Most of the remix he called a failure were done by Dbanj .

    • Gbenusoun jhur

  9. I like this idea vise

  10. sure..

  11. Nothing wrong with trying a remix. If it’s not good enough, we stick with the original.

  12. Na true talk
    Mr korede no rmix am ooooooo

  13. u knw hatred as covered pple mind fr naija…..double wahala remix a failure????ds is ridiculous,no bdy tlk abt kas fimile rmx or Tony Montana ejanla killed it dere buh haters sha #koleyewon

  14. Abeg wizkid is also part of the artists that became superstar with just one song

  15. Bomb dey this poster head oo. Why mentioning the exemptions and not the rules? Other tracks that had remixes and later became successful nko? endowed rmx? Lagos party rmx? Surulere rmx? Calabar lo nishan rmx? Timayas sanko rmx, Phyno’s Multiply rmx?;D list is endless abeg. Stop hating abeg. Its his career not urs, so if its gonna work for him, Why not?

  16. indeed a gud advise, some certain Artiste spoil d real taste of a beta song in d name of remix..abeg no remix am oo Koreedo Bello. Mr Big fish dey spoil songs oo

  17. Na true oo! D original song is beta don’t remix ooo! K.bello

    • You are a goat without horn a big fool that has No comparison a bastardizing idiot and a jobless rat go sing ur own or look for work to do leave our davido patoranking for us shameless ram without testis Mr anti-remix

  18. pls if korede bello can do smtin better in the remix#Godwin. like patoranking ft tiwa#girlie o,he can go ahead but shuld take a little time.Don Jazzy ori e wambe

  19. You are a goat without horn a big fool that has No comparison a bastardizing idiot and a jobless rat go sing ur own or look for work to do leave our davido patoranking for us shameless ram without testis Mr anti-remix

  20. You are a goat without horn a big fool that has No comparison a bastardizing idiot and a jobless rat go sing ur own or look for work to do leave our davido patoranking for us shameless ram without testis Mr anti-remix

  21. Ehhnn? ShoroNiyen!

  22. SHORO NIYEN!!

  23. Kukere remix & Double wahala remix were not failures #okbye

  24. Remix will give it more recognition

  25. what i have to say is that great things starts small….#whayasay

  26. The ajuju is “Is D’banj a remiX failure” to me he is!

  27. Pls do not remix it, allow it to be natural n let the lyrics of song be real. Cus dts what mkes a song a good n popular one.

    • Korede bello dnt rmx the song if u do na fans again it wnt be grt my mum loves that song godwin anyway i like the way he dres his simple nt like wizkid davido and other wearing big chains keep it up korede bello luv ya

  28. Pls do not remix it, allow it to be natural n let the lyrics of song be real. Cus dts what mkes a song a good n popular one.

  29. Korede bello all the way if he thinks he can create a remix thats good as the original..good if he cant leh him just leave the song as it is..its all up to him

  30. I totally agree wit u

  31. Korede bello all the way if he thinks he can create a remix thats good as the original..good if he cant leh him just leave the song as it is..its all up to him

  32. please dont remix it.our family love it.before my dad go to his office every morning,he loves listening to it,while my mum loves romantic

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