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Bose returns with first journey 

By Chinonso Ihekire
10 September 2022   |   5:14 am
Talented chanteuse, Bose Johnson, has returned with an interesting new bop dubbed, First Journey. The groovy jam is a feel-good record that toasts the prowess of the singer’s songwriting talent.

Bose

Talented chanteuse, Bose Johnson, has returned with an interesting new bop dubbed, First Journey. The groovy jam is a feel-good record that toasts the prowess of the singer’s songwriting talent. 

Produced by Skytimz, the song stretches the legacy achieved by her earlier records, Concoction, Oyari and Fine Boy, where Bose weaves mesmeric melodies with simple, relatable concepts. 
 
“The song is very relatable because most of us have embarked on a road trip before and experienced lots of road bumps, traffic and so on. The song is funny, catchy; anyone can dance and sing to it,” she explains. 

In a chat with Weekend Beats, the multi-instrumentalist traces her career journey to her early childhood, where she drew inspiration from her late father who was a teacher by day and a musician at night. She also mentions Majek Fashek, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Marley and Youssou N’Dour, as some of her major influences as a singer. 

“I started singing at a very young age. I sang in my dad’s band and we performed at weddings, end of the year parties, hotels, among other venues. In my father’s band, I was the keyboardist and also worked with the likes of Darey Art-Alade and Tiwa Savage.
  
“I didn’t really like it as a child, because I wanted to play with my friends instead. But my dad would rather make me score songs and practice the keyboard often. This carried on for a while till he passed and look who enjoys playing music now. I’m so grateful to him for all the discipline and hard work. I miss him everyday,” she recounted.

  
Speaking more on the new single, which was released yesterday, Bose said: “I’m really excited about releasing First Journey and I can’t wait for everyone to see the video.

First Journey was interesting to write and all the rhythm came flowing immediately. The bass line was just there sitting in my head and I remember humming it to my producer that this is what and how I want it to sound. I will be releasing more singles for now till I’m ready for an album. My music is for everyone; because we’re all in it together. I like telling stories, and I love to carry people along on a journey with music. Music has the deepest effect on people who are willing to embark on a journey musically/spiritually; and I’m ready to hop on that bus with anyone on that journey.”
   
Bose, who is also into scented soap making, noted that life in the musical space has taught her that consistency is very crucial “because you never know who may be watching.”
 
She advises young people to use whatever they have to create what they want.

“It doesn’t have to be perfect but it will make sense eventually and you will be glad you never stopped,” she said.

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