BY ESE DIBEBI
Listen to Jaygo‘s latest work, Lonely Soldier.
Jaygo is a Nigerian born singer, songwriter and actor gifted with a cool husky voice and an amazing ability to paint the most vivid emotions with his lyrics. Born Segun Dada, this graduate of theatre and Music from Lagos State University, has taken the time to learn music as an ‘art form’, a foundation that is clearly identifiable when you listen to his music; you cannot miss the depth and the soul.
His passion for life, love and country informs the themes his songs are about; like a painter inspired by the realities of the world around him, Jaygo takes the very familiar and gives it a life that only music present. The apparent effortlessness with which he sings has stunned music lovers and listeners everywhere, suggestive of a talent well on his way to carving out a niche for himself in the Nigerian music space and beyond. In an industry where it has become fashionable to follow the trend and copy the ‘flow’ and ‘style’ of other artistes in an attempt to attain the same buzz, Jaygo stays true to an authenticity that instantly catches you off guard.
His style of music is a hybrid of soul, hip-hop, dance, afro-pop with a heavy leaning on soft rock. In 2011, Jaygo released his debut single; ‘Rubiewe’ a soulful, soft rock masterpiece that resulted in massive amounts of downloads across the different music sharing sites and blogs, with matching radio airplay. He has since gone to record quite a few other amazing songs; Today, Circles, Greatness, and To the Stars all of which can be found at https://spinlet.com/music-and-genre-album/193614
His latest work “Lonely Soldier” is dedicated to the men and women of the Nigerian armed forces fighting everyday to ensure that this great country remains one and united. The lyrics also shine the light of families who wake up everyday not sure if fathers, brothers, husbands will return. Many will not.
Song Title: Lonely Soldier
Words/Vocals by Segun JAYGO Dada
Guitar/Music by Prince ‘Oyakx’ Oyakhilome
Sequenced/Arrangement by Tee-Jewel
Mixing/Mastering by Paul ‘The Wind’ Anare
Produced at SOUNDVILLE STUDIOS