Gogowé Kickstarts 2020 With New Singles

DC-based Nigerian Afrofusion artist and instrumentalist, Gogowé, is kickstarting 2020 with two brand new tracks titled “WANNA BE SOMEBODY” and “BODÉ” Drawing influences from the greats such as Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Reggae legend Bob Marley, and one of the greatest performers of all time Beyoncé, Gogowé makes bold and daring music. Written by Gogowé, both tracks serve as the double A-side lead singles for her forthcoming debut EP Je M’apelle Gogowé, which is due for release later this year

Photo courtesy of the artist.

“WANNA BE SOMEBODY” is an infectious highlife fusion offering, which sees Gogowé open up about the battle to pursue your calling boldly. When sharing the meaning behind “WANNA BE SOMEBODY,” Gogowé says

“[This song is] about fulfilling your purpose, and I hope you can feel that energy and light when listening to the song. We live in a time where it’s easy to lose focus of your individual calling and almost always comparing yourself to others. This song is inspired by just that. I want to lend my little voice towards contributing something positive to the world, and in this case, it is pursuing your purpose unapologetically.”

The vulnerable “Bodé” on the other hand is an afrosoul masterpiece, led by Gogowé’s lush vocals, delicate harmonies and heartbreaking lyrics. She explains,

“Bode” was inspired by that dark place you find yourself after a relationship ends, hence the minor chords and progressions in the song.”

Gogowé’s music is fuelled by her honest and transparent take on life, culture and social issues, with an eccentric, exciting and emotive musical style that can best be described as a genre-fluid melting pot of afrofusion, afrobeat, highlife and soul.







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Crystal Anokam is a Nigerian-American portrait photographer and writer based in Philadelphia, PA. Crystal's work resolves around themes of blackness, identity and community. She is dedicated to capturing authentic narratives that transcend time, connect with people and move culture forward.

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