Nwayo is finally out
The experimental song, Nwayo, which captures the dilemma of a generation forced to a life on the edge is finally out. The song, written and produced by award-winning poet, James Eze offers a convincing moral compass to the listener essentially in Igbo proverbs. It is now streaming on all major digital music platforms.
Nwayo began its earliest life as a poem but was eventually set to song to garner a wider audience from a generation with a low attention span. The song subtly opens with innocent lines urging the listener get ready for enjoyment. But without warning, it swiftly assumes the appeal of a homily of sorts with Eze assuming the position of a wise Igbo elder, delivering a poetic manual for a happy, contented life.
Nwayo is Eze’s debut single and a strident call for a moral rearmament by a society caught in the throes of self destruction. The clever use of Igbo proverbs heightens the poignancy of the song and ensures that it stays on message, while the infectious rhythm of the beat nudges the audience to its feet. Nwayo therefore succeeds as a delightful masterpiece that teaches and entertains at the same time; a subtle redirection of the gaze of entertainment insiders to the need to preserve the wellbeing of the society through music.
With the release of Nwayo, Eze has fully established himself as a creative force, a renaissance man. He is a poet, songwriter, speechwriter, journalist and a Public Relations expert all at once.
His first collection of poems, dispossessed is nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2022 after winning the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize in 2020.
Here is the link to Nwayo. Stream, download and share: https://fanlink.to/jameseze-nwayo