NAME OF ARTISTE- VRSD and Bionic the Soul King
TITLE OF PROJECT– TELL ME
Bionic the Soul and Verse came together last year to create the first single – “COME ALIVE” – off their EP, “HOMEMADE”. Now the dynamic and incredible duo put out the second single off the project, titled “TELL ME”.
This track is two songs that came together to become “TELL ME”; painfully and angrily but gently laid on The Soul King’s sonic bed. Half of it was a different song Bionic had written at circa 2017. The other half came at the unfortunate and sad event of Kolade Johnson’s death – a victim of an irresponsible and reckless SARS shooting. Bionic goes on to say-
“Mixed with my fear, paranoia and personal experiences in the hands of this corrupt, “morally-midget”, notorious Nigerian Police squad. “The Sex For Mark” event, Dadiyatta’s abduction, too is part of its recent inspiration.
Vrsd is also quoted as saying-
“Bionic and I came together as one voice to use our medium – music – to speak up against the injustice, discrimination, misconceptions, non accountability, corruption we face as a society”.
More importantly, this is also in the evergreen remembrance of the lives lost in the peaceful #EndSARS protests across Nigeria. 20th October, 2020 is indelible.
The powerful image as seen in the artwork for this song was made by Utopia and image captured by Kadara Enyeasi.
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