You Can has taken a while to unfold. A word from Mr Bassey himself!
"I'm from Oron, Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria but I am based in Abuja the federal capital of Nigeria. A gospel minister I have written more than 300 songs and have recorded more than 30 songs including one that was featured by one of Nigerian's popular gospel artists, 'Solomon Lange' and has shared the stage with some great gospel ministers like Samsong, Eben, Sammy Okposo.''
Mr Bassey started writing songs around 2003, he was inspired by Kirk Franklin and Ron Kenoly and started recording songs in 2008 and ended up with his debut album in 2012. This song "YOU CAN" is a song that tell everyone that with the right mindset, with the right attitude, with the right decision, you can find your way to the top. "When I had this song in my mind I was like, this song need a powerful female voice and I had Yve Mary Barwood as my Facebook friend for a while, so I just decided to take a Faith walk by contacting her and guess what? She replied and gave me hope, so I kept on pestering and reminding her until she finally agreed to do the song even with her tight schedule and today here we are with this amazing song. This song is produced by Pastor Courage at Courageous Record, he is a good friend of mine and also a gospel minister. This is a very big project for me and I want to say a big thank you to Yve Mary Barwood, Yes We Can."
I did not wish to try and rush co creating something without giving it my true consideration and fuller self to it. I have a lot to learn still and this collaboration has taught me a good lesson in being in the moment, and really has come at a time when the lyrics and feel, have given me great hope and focus and I do hope it can encourage any of you to allow yourselves to take space and go find your faith walk and do it.
Thank You to Mr Bassey, Pastor Courage and all involved in making this song happen.
The video is another wonderful part to come...