Barely two weeks Cameroonian award winning afro-gospel music artist, Vumomsé dropped his latest song, Oluwa, he has responded to more than 20 critics/blogs over his choice of word (title) of the song.
Wise for the family and business man, getting angry and responding to the comments in an unprofessional way has not been in his mind rather has it been on his mind to properly address the issue on why he uses the Nigerian slang for his music title rather than his home slang.
You may think the artists is only getting into this online fight for the first time but no, from the post and people’s comment, one will confirm that his blend of both Cameroonian slangs and Nigeria’s has been boiling in the bellies of many for so long.
In his want to clear the air as he prepares to release the official video of the song anytime soon, The Solid Rock Entertainment artist wrote this…
So, I received some concerns and opinions on social media about my new song “OLUWA” (Nigerian-Yoruba translation for God). Questions were raised why I used “OLUWA” as my title rather than using a Cameroonian language and was even called “salopard”, bastard. I also heard some concerns from some English-speaking Cameroonians calling me a “traitor” for singing some parts of the song in French. I HEAR YOU AND TOTALLY UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS AND OPINIONS.
Topics like these can be tricky and very difficult especially when people do not know your story. It can be challenging for people like me who have either some heritage and/ or ties with Nigeria (something I cannot erase or deny). It is always very easy for people to judge, label, and demonize people or things based on their limited knowledge of them, their experiences, their background, their testimony, and their story. However, these things happen in every area of our society and communities. I applaud the bravery of those who took the courage to voice their concerns. I think that gave an opportunity for people who also had the same concerns and other unvoiced feelings but were not courageous enough to come out to express them. These talking points and opportunities gives them the courage to get it off their chest…. which I think is a good thing. It is NOT always a negative thing to get topics like these come up. I think we should all take it positively and use it as an opportunity to educate, love, hear each other, tell our stories, voice our opinions, and also support each other. Regardless if I am from Cameroon, Nigeria, “mixed”, or whatever my case it may be, we are all citizens of the world and owe each other love, respect, and support. Tolerance and disagreements must be practiced in equal measure. When arts is not constructively criticized, it negatively affects creativity. Love, Peace, and Respect to you all beautiful people. God Bless.
Ever since the song dropped two weeks ago, it has been one of his most celebrated songs by his fans and followers. The song has been able to capture both lovers and non-lovers of afro gospels because of the turn he takes in the song. Below is the link of the lyric video, listen, like, share and comment.