EGUNGUN BE CAREFUL! “God Told Me I Would Span Generations” – Obesere On Recent Resurgence
Fuji Veteran, Obesere has attributed his recent resurgence to a promise God made to him in the past.
Obesere real name Abass Akande who has been out of the limelight for a while now has been enjoying quite the resurgence after snippets of his single “Egungun Be Careful” released 18 years ago went viral on social media.
Speaking in a recent interview with Punch, Obesere aka Omo Rapala further revealed that albums he released some years ago are trending in 2020 because his songs have what he called ‘playback’ value.
“Firstly, I thank God. Being able to be relevant over a long period is what professionalism is about. There is something we call ‘playback’ in the music industry — that is a song that has a long lifespan and is still relevant years after its release. Any song that doesn’t have ‘playback’ is not good.
In my song, Overthrow, I sang that I, Omo rapala, had taken over. That record is still being played and other albums such as Mr Teacher, OBTK, Asakasa are still relevant. Many of my albums are like that. It’s just that Egungun Be Careful is the most trending at the moment. It is God that made it so and He told me that He would promote me from generation to generation. It is a big plus for me and I appreciate everybody associating themselves with me”, he said.
Obesere also said he’ll soon release the remix of ‘Egungun be careful’, adding that the song became popular on social media because of the ban on Okada in Lagos.
“I would soon release a remix of that song (Egungun Be Careful). You know it was the restriction of motorbikes and tricycles by the Lagos State government that led to its resurgence of the song. The song was basically used to tell motorcyclists to be careful on the expressway.”