The duo Tru Mantra have lived by their tag line for years now - light music in a dark world, and their latest single, Won Jisoro Mi featuring Daboomsha further accentuates this.
The song title makes the message amply clear: There will always be people who wonder about how you’re doing so well while ignoring the factors for success: working hard on your feet and praying even harder on your knees. That the shiny exterior veneer is only possible because of a child-like dependence on God isn’t immediately apparent.
Famed for infusing their culture and heritage into their music, Tru Mantra serves up Nigeria in Won Jisoro Mi – Hausa, English and Yoruba verses laid over a thumping beat and a hook that will stay on replay in your head long after the track has ended.
When Tru Mantra raps “why you come dey prokove/ abi you think say na man dey promote?” allow the words simmer in your mind and then slowly sink in. You now have a nugget of truth that not many others do.
Let that realization compel you to sing along with the chorus all the louder – Won Jisoro Mi!