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Omawumi put her foot forward with Timeless

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Omawumi better known as Omawonder was the special guest headliner at the inaugural edition of the new Trace live music event held on Thursday, June 22, at the new Terra Kulture Arena, Lagos. The date also marks the release of her third studio album Timeless.

The show started with a documentary video that described her musical journey, with her label, manager and producer speaking of how awesome an artiste she is.

Dressed in a colorful long flowery gown, Omawumi stepped on the stage accompanied by her ‘Thenotimeband’ and straight away they kicked off with Megbele before delving into songs on the album.

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Love, relationships and socially conscious issues are themes making up the album as she explains the concept behind some of the songs. Butterflies her second single off the album she explains was created when she was pregnant and going to about eight months, and still went ahead to fly to meet Cobhams in Houston USA to produce the song.

Dolapo was an interesting one, which according to her was written based on one of her husband’s ex-girlfriend. The matter, a social conscious track was beautifully rendered but the sober nature of the song made it quite uneasy to just get up and groove to the melody.

Oma as she sometimes called by close associates said Through the fire was inspired by her determination to pull through discouraging times about her music career. She dedicated a love song Ololufe to her husband, who was present, describing the inspiration behind the song as a cover of Fela Kuti, the one love song the legend ever made.

She danced and teased, caressing with her bod, whilst cracking jokes amidst the sober talk. She also performed a couple of her other songs, Play na play, and If you ask me among others.

Through the songs, Omawumi pricked the mind of the audience on the need to be more alert about the issues facing us a nation.


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