Nigeria’s largest music collector Evergreen Musical Company has joined the Lagos State Government in the continuous fight against CoronaVirus Pandemic.
According to *Bimbo Esho , Managing Director of Evergreen Music* she made it known during an interview session that the song titled *”ORIN AJUMOSE “* *SONG OF SYNERGY* was inspired by the popular Lagos State Slogan *IGBEGA EKO TI DI AJUMOSE* . She said the song will be distributed to all *radio and television stations* across Nigeria to further *sensitize* the public particularly the *grassroots* on ways to prevent the spread of the deadly *CoronaVirus* .
She applauds *His Excellency Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu* on the proactive measures taken in combating this dreadful disease.
Bimbo who is an *anthropologist* by training recalls that research studies showed the first major *outbreak* of a similar *epidemic* like Covid 19 in *1920 (100 years ago)* and called *Spanish influenza* . *The outbreak of Spanish influenza resulted in the total lockdown of schools (public and private), churches, mosques, theatres, entertainment centers, etc*
This brilliant music collector educates further on how music has since been a powerful force used to heal the world and relieved tension during wars, epidemics, famine, austerity, etc. She gave an instance of the Jazz Music Icon *Louis Armstrong* who recorded the Evergreen Song “ *What a Beautiful World”* *1968* and dedicated to victims of *Vietnam war* with the hope of mending some shattered lives. Also recalls the chart buster *“ We are the world* written by *Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie* in *1985* to relieve starving people in Africa, especially Ethopia where around one million people died during the country’s 1983 – 1985 *famine* .
In *1971* she said popular Nigerian juju Music Icon *Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, MON* released a song about the outbreak of *Cholera* infection. She made it known that few Nigerian indigenous musicians like *Kwam 1, Ibitayo Jeje, Amo Musicals, Orits Wiliki, Esther Igbekele, Adegbodu Twins, Lanre Teriba, Dele Gold, Mega99,* etc have also raised their voices in sensitising the public.
She is therefore calling out on other Nigerian Musicians and Musical Associations to support the government in the fight against this virus