Last Updated on Jun 7, 2022 | 08:08 by Jim Donnett
Cobhams Asuquo releases ‘Everyday’ featuring Sound Sultan and Bez.
‘Everyday’ which takes shots at Nigerian leaders is coincidentally on May 29, a day set aside to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The song is inspired by the local Maxim that says, “every day is for the thief and one day is for the owner.”
In his latest Instagram post on his handle @cobhamsasuquo, here’s how he captures his muse;
“Everyday” is a story of threes that draws several parallels with the Nigerian State. It’s a story of three friends who hoped for a better life, a story of betrayal, and a story that speaks to how there should come 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 would 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 recognize 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.
Every day for the thief, one day for the owner of the house
E fit take time but one day, one day monkey go go market
Sidon looku dey there as baboon dey run the town
E dey run the town o-oh