Veteran reggae musician, Evi-Edna Ogholi, has said that reggae music can be used to fight injustice. Speaking about how the genre of music can be used to unite people, she told Saturday Beats, “Reggae is a genre of music that always has messages for the people. Reggae music is loved in the ghetto and highbrow areas. It can be used to fight against injustice and for equal rights. It is also for peace and love. Right now, Nigerian youths are fighting for justice, so reggae music is the answer.”
Ogholi, who is renowned for the iconic song, ‘Happy Birthday’, recently became an ambassador of hope and peace to the Aid People Change Nigeria organisation and she also hosted the twelfth edition of the APCN Humanitarian Awards which was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the artistes that were nominated for the awards were Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Burna Boy, King Wadada, Winning Jah and Jethro Lion.
Meanwhile, the singer stated that though she had taken a break from her music career, she was back for good. She said, “It is true that there was a break in my music career. However, I have just completed work on an eight track Extended Play album titled, ‘Peace and Love’ and it also contains a remix of ‘Happy Birthday’.
“I also worked in a voluntary capacity with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in Paris, France, on Project Frimousse. I am so happy to be part of that project because the money realised from it was used to buy vaccines and medication for underprivileged children.
“I sincerely apologise to my fans for the break and I can assure them that I am back for good. They should watch out for my live concerts and tours next year.” (Punch)