Bob Marley and The Wailers tap Tiwa Savage on Waiting In Vain
Legendary Reggae musicians Bob Marley and The Wailers have collaborated with Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage, to remake Waiting In Vain. The iconic hit is a staple off Bob Marley’s widely acclaimed 1977 album Exodus, which was named ‘Album of the Century’ in 1999 by Time Magazine.
This collaboration is hot on the heels of the success of the Sarkodie-reimagined Stir It Up, which was released in January of this year.
Bob Marley is one of the most legendary figures in modern music; his influence is immeasurable. The Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter inspires with social activism and politically conscious lyrics fused with elements of lovers-rock, ska, and rocksteady. As a pioneer of Reggae, Bob Marley was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity,
Named the ‘Queen of Afrobeats’ by Billboard in 2020, Tiwa Savage is a resilient force within Africa’s music industry. She continues to conquer the charts in her home country of Nigeria and abroad. In November 2018, the MTV European Music Awards crowned her Best African Act. This follows nominations from the MTV African Music, BET, MOBO Awards and more. Most recently, Tiwa Savage represented the Commonwealth by performing at King Charles III’s Coronation on the 6 May!
On Waiting In Vain, a forlorn Bob Marley & Tiwa Savage call out to their love interests, as they anxiously await their return through different seasons of the year. This dialogue shows a lack of willingness to stand by any longer, however, the yearning in their voices tells that they will stay as long as forever for their lovers.
Speaking on the collaboration, Tiwa Savage told Weekend Beats, “Bob Marley is an iconic artist who is revered in my home country, Nigeria and all over Africa. His music and message is just as relevant today as it was when first released all those years ago. I love this record, and it’s a complete honour to be part of this great project.”