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.
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The song speaks to the hopeful hearts of those who yearn for a better tomorrow in all facets of life and partly inspired after the October 20th, 2020 incident in Nigeria where a peaceful protest turned violent and lives were lost. It begins with a chill and calm melodic piano and the soothing voice and inspiring lyrics which is accompanied by the aggression of a rapper as the song crescendos, all in the spirit of conquering one’s conflict.
A wish is one of the most conflicting act of humankind. That simple prayer, desire or expectation for bliss that may or may never come through. An even bigger conflict is daring to make a wish irrespective of what reality is. But we're humans and we never relent. For even if the heavens fall, even if everything is taken from us, nothing will be able to stop us from making a silent, harmless, thoughtful, wish.
Iternal conflicts are lived and felt deeply inside and are also projected outside. We think that those crosses are not created by anyone tangible, their appearance means that we have to live and go through them to be one step ahead and face the limits that we have. Structures hurt and annoy, but crossroads give you the opportunity to move and see a little more the beliefs we have about ourselves and our life. And that's what "Crossway" is talking about.
‘Seize The Day’, written during lockdown by actor and musician Greg Wise, is sung by Heather Ella Rose with backing vocals by Marshall Muze, Bass by Neipesmit, piano by Juan Barallobres and produced by Lucas Avellina. This 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, but widens out to take in the change we are now facing - a whole new ordering of things - social injustice, the financial system, and the state of our planet.
´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. The song was first created by Heather with space in the verses for Marshall and Juan to produce.
A song of inspiration for everyone going through stuff on Earth. Despite our travails, it's not over. We will rise again.
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’.
This is a fusion of EDM, Classical, Pop and Alternative music. The song talks about the true savers of our Earth: Humans. The pandemic revealed our true selves. Essential and Health workers who were brave in the front-line of confronting this global scare. Nations donated repeatedly to others. Humans coming out 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.
This is a piece of art for the 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 and the soul in the music. To achieve depth, the project needed a female touch what it received by the vocal of Poggy and the poetic consciousness of Akwasi Marley. A gentle reminder that there's no Planet B for humans. We can only Save The World if we do it together!
“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 drums with a dark bass synth.
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. It is a melodramatic fusion of Jazz, Pop, Poetry, Spoken word and Consciousness. The structure was layered by Marshall-Muze, who sang expressively on the first verse and hook. Akwasi Marley a Ghanaian Rapper and poet played a vital role in the collaboration. Collekta was the producer and highlighted with animated back-ups. Everyone was once a Child.
This song stems from classical Reggae, with iconic bass guitar and drum kits. It carries a 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.
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