Marshall-Muze is a musician, songwriter and producer from Nigeria. He started singing early at a local church. At school, his great talent in the performing arts stood out through his expressive stage acting, dance, poetry, debates and singing. He was in a boy band and later in a gospel boy band named ‘The Ecclesia’ and released various songs. Today he is one of Nigeria's top talents and is renowned for his deep and powerful lyrics. Marshall, who is a graduated lawyer, is also active as a creative director, topliner and activist.
‘Seize The Day’, written during lockdown by actor and musician Greg Wise, is sung by Heather Ella Rose in the UK, with backing vocals by Marshall Muze in Nigeria, Bass by Neipesmit in Argentina, piano by Juan Barallobres, with drums, guitar, theremin, backing vocals and all production by Lucas Avellina in Argentina. This lovely song is about the importance of appreciating and loving life, even when the day or the time you’re in is hard. It’s a folk type song that starts out small, in the circle of light that is two people, but widens out to take in the enormous change we are now facing - a whole new ordering of things - social injustice, the financial system, and the state of our planet. It is a hopeful song ultimately, as it acknowledges that the ‘world we wove together is unravelling now’, but says ‘take the broken lands, take the broken lives, and heal them now’.MORE LESS
´The things that matter’ has at its heart the quote by Martin Luther King; ‘the world begins to end the day we are silent about the things that matter’ . As the song then goes on to say, ‘our hearts can only mend, the day that we speak up about the things that matter’. It is ‘a call to arms’ for social justice and transformation on our planet, and a sorrowful lament for all the victims of injustice. In another international creative collaboration, with musicians from three continents, the song track was first created by Heather, with the chorus in place, but space in the verses for Marshall to write powerful words and melodies, and Juan to arrange, play on, and produce the overall trackMORE LESS
A song of inspiration for everyone going through stuff on Earth. Despite our travails, it's not over. We will rise again.MORE LESS
A new creation’ is a song full of hope and love for the earth. It carries a profound faith in the possibility of transformation. Though the world is going through some tough times at the moment, we have a conviction that ‘out of the old comes the new’. Beyond our sorrow for the mess we’ve made of our beautiful planet, there is still time to transform to a new earth, ‘ a new creation’.MORE LESS
This is a fusion of EDM, Classical, Pop and Alternative music. The song talks about the true savers of our Earth which are Humans. The novel pandemic revealed to us our true selves. Essential and Health workers who where brave and courageous in the front-line of confronting this global scare is a highlight of the heroic evidence of Humans. Nations donated repeatedly to the aid of other nations. Humans coming out en-mass to support the Black Lives Matter Movement from all works of life, color, decent and culture is yet another substantial proof that in solidarity, Humans and Humans alone are capable of making Earth a better place for all Humans.MORE LESS
This is a piece of art for Earth and a statement of our readiness to save our dear Planet. The song has a native appeal of Afro-Cuban rhythm fused with Pop/Dance and Folk style drama. Initiated by myself (Collekta), I intimated Marshall-Muze about it over a video call and we both appreciated the soul in the music. To achieve depth and resonance, the project needed a female touch from the Caribbean but couldn’t happen and we were surprised to receive the vocal expression of Poggy and the poetic consciousness of Akwasi Marley. A gentle reminder that there's no Planet B for humans and We can ONLY Save The World if we do it TOGETHER!!!MORE LESS
Brave, Strong, Bold is a motivational song. The song is dedicated to every creative all over the world. It extends to everyone feeling short on courage and urges the listener to take on life without fear despite the existence of challenges, detractors and doubters. It indulges one to stay on their journey and endure the process by keeping their focus on the prize. This song has a cinematic feel and heavy hitting drumation with a dark bass synth. As the third of our Collaboration, Myself, Akwasi Marley and Collekta decided to create something for creatives like us to inspire our community who is often susceptible to depression, anxiety and timidity as a result of the immense pressure that comes with being a creatibve. My verse had a fragile delivery on the vocals to depict uncertainty and bemusement. Akwasi Marley comes in with an aggressive delivery to depict anger and confidence. Collekta of course playing the important role as co-producer in recording Akwasi Marley and guiding me through the mixdown. Personally I was proudest of this collaboration as I considered it one of the best I've been involved in and I can say without any doubt that the feeling is mutual among the other collaborators in this project.MORE LESS
Child Song is a radical call to humanity for Children and Mothers who have marginally been neglected. It is a reawakening that we all need to focus on a crucial part of society. Child Song is a melodramatic fusion of Jazz, Pop, Poetry, Spoken word and Consciousness. It has a consistent tempo and synthronic strings that impresses urgency and importance. The composition and structure was layered by Mar-shall Muze who sang expressively on the first verse and hook. Akwasi Marley a Ghanaian Rapper and poet played a vital role in initiating the commencement of our collaboration. He did poetic justice to the second verse mimicking a protestant preacher or prophet. Another gifted creative on this collaboration is Collekta who as a producer, recorded Akwasi Marley in Ghana as well as saturate some highlights with animated back-ups. It took us a series of correspondence via email, Video chats, and dialogue over the course of three weeks to achieve this piece. We had fun while staying through to the message and chasing excellence. We felt personal about this project as it is in fact a genuine realization that we where once Children. Everyone was once a Child.MORE LESS
This song stems from classical Reggae vibes, with iconic bass guitar grooves and drum kits. It carries a clearly defined message of ‘LOVE’ and the idea of looking at the world as a country on its own, regardless of our nationalities, cultures or anything that makes us look different, as human beings. With a chorus chanting the mantra "the world is a country, the world is a country", the nations are called onto this notion, through the solo preaching of Akwasi Marley, from Ghana, in rhythmic poetry, and Marshall Muze, from Nigeria, in his electrifying set of vocals which both performers chose to deliver in the broken english form (Pidgin english). The general process behind the project was a back and forth affair between Ghana and Nigeria, curated by Collekta, the moderator, who produced it, and was not shy of blessing it with some vocals too.MORE LESS
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