We are influenced by our environment – James, Michael Useghan
Inspired by what happens in the society, recently, James and Michael Useghan fondly called Han-Izon by their fans, released the musical video of their work, Yawah Dey.
According to the leader of the group, James Useghan, who is also the president of Ijaw Breed Entertainers their blend of music is a combination of English, Yoruba, Pidgin and Ijaw language, which they called trado-contemporary music.
He said: “A lot of things has happened in the last few years about governance in the country; things are really tough and the masses are suffering. We were inspired to sing Yawah Dey because it focuses on the negative situation of things in the country. The song is about the lamentations of the people, who are tired of the situation of things in the country.
“It is high time the youths come together and get things right. As youths, we are yearn for transformation in the country, and seek for the best, reason we established First Massive Literati (FML) formerly known as National Youths Movement (NYM), where youths are craving for a change,” he added.
Useghan further stated that it is time the youths take over the leadership in the country like some developed countries in the world, adding that they sang Yahwah Dey in Pidgin because “we want to promote our local dialect.”
“If you travel to countries like China or India, they always speak their indigenous languages likewise Pidgin English, which cuts across all classes of people in Nigeria. We want to communicate to Nigerians at the grassroot level because they understand what we are doing.”
Songs released by the group include For Real, Iworiwo, a remix of late Jim Rex Lawson, which is about how people should behave in the society. Edise, which talks about the pains of womanhood and why they should be respected in the society.
Last year, they released a compilation of Ijaw Praise gospel songs, which was also used to celebrate the second year anniversary of Ijaw Breed Entertainers.