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Andy Shurman returns with Stop the oppressors

Published by The Nation on Sat, 18 Jan 2020


Our ReporterANDY Shurman whose song, Kinky Reggaeman ruled the Nigerian airwaves in the 80s is back.The reggae legend is due to drop his comeback album titled, Stop the Oppressor before the end of February, this year.He disclosed this in an interview in Owerri, Imo State.I have said it from the outset that I would always speak the truth, said Shurman.I have neither gun nor a knife. My music is my weapon. Through my music, I will fight for freedom. I will fight for what is right as a prophet of this generation. I will make sure that we are dishing out great philosophical and provocative songs.The reggae star said he is disappointed with the happenings in the country because: We have derailed as a country from the dreams of our forefathers, which had nothing to do with killing of innocent people, marginalization and corruption in high places.Read Also:Ella Nnabuchi: I relax with instrumental musicShurman, who held sway in the countrys reggae music scene in the 80s alongside late Ras Kimono, the Mandators, Majek Fashek, Orits Wiliki among other reggae legends, said he decided to return home because of the fact that Nigerians need music of reality to confront the dicey situation they found themselves.They also need to hear the truth and reggae musicians are like prophets. We tell the government only but the truth, he enthusedA prodigious song writer, Shurman used his music to inspire change in the country. His sold out debut album, Save the Masses which was released in 1989, contained such tracks as Kinky Reggaeman, Tabefaction, Oladi, Judgment Day , Let them Rise, My Creator, No Train and Fight Them Back.He left Nigeria and after sojourning in the United States, Canada and Germany for close to a decade, the self-acclaimed advocate of the masses returned home last year to claim his spot once more.
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