“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain’, cliché isn’t it? Well, those are words from the Legendary Bob Marley. But these words hold so true! Cast your mind to that music that you repeated many times just to get over a broken heart and also that special music that spurs you on when you take a long drive.
God knows how many times I listened to Joe Mettle’s “Onwanwani” during my broke days. The song did not put money into my pocket miraculously, but it gave me hope that God can do the impossible.
Well, in this depressing state of affairs in a country where the economy is severely constricting many of us, God can get you through it. Music that speaks to your emotions can also help you get through these difficult times. I’d like to share one song from my tough times’ playlist. I’ve been listening to a song called “On God” by Alorman.
The song begins with a catchy guitar hook that progresses into a groovy Afrobeats rhythm and then keeps your attention with relatable lyrics. Alorman begins the music by singing that waking up in the morning is a blessing, but when he looks around, there is no one there. But when he looks up, he knows there is God.
He then chants that you must be strong for your life and put your faith in God. This is so relatable because, in these difficult economic times when prices of goods and services fluctuate daily, you must remain mentally strong and prepare your heart for the “dizzy drive.”
Alorman sings that even though he has friends who could help him, they ignore him. He looks up to God instead of feeling entitled to their wealth. He begins to pray, asking God to hear his cries. His pleadings are captured in a catchy chorus. “Everything on God… It is not easy, but we will survive. On God everything will be fine”.
The song’s third verse urges the youth not to give up but be patient and double their grind until they make it. Indeed, to survive these hard times you must double your efforts. Increase your streams of income, income, double your investment and then leave it to God to double your blessings. This enjoyable piece of music shares lessons on financial independence.
The groovy music will not put money in your pocket but can make you feel more optimistic about life.
Alorman is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter Afrobeats and dancehall artiste from the heart of Ga Mashie (Accra). In what seemed like a hobby of freestyling on social media and underground performance, his music career got started.
In 2022, he decided to take the music hustle seriously and signed a deal with Ten64music (a record label in Ghana) hoping God will bless his efforts.
This deal birthed “Rebirth” EP. His EP has five songs; “Boyz, Link Up, Ghetto Youth, On God and Why Baby” are upbeat.
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