Gay Nigerians, here’s an empowering song for you

Abuja-based up and coming Nigerian singer Etiti Bass has released an empowering song that could appeal to any gay person out there.


From the African Human Rights Media Network


Promo for 'Be Yourself' by Etiti Bass.

Promo for ‘Be Yourself’ by Etiti Bass.

The song “Just be yourself,” produced by Cheiff Ace, was recently released online by the singer for free download.

Its message can encourage LGBT people who face discrimination and homophobia almost on a daily basis, who struggle to maintain their self-esteem while facing the challenges associated with trying to live their authentic lives.

Don’t “try to be something you’re not,” Bass sings. Remaining focused and dealing with everyday struggles as a gay person can be truly exhausting. That’s when Bass’s song can come in handy, especially when the courage to keep hanging on seems to be drifting.

Even though Bass’s intended audience might not be just the LGBT community, his new song seems to be speaking to that LGBT person, especially with its comforting and motivating message for one to live their truth regardless of how others see and treat them.

Etiti Bass. Photo credits: Etiti Bass via Facebook.

Basis’s song is not the kind of song you hear every day from a Nigerian. Its lyrics are well written with powerful positive words such as “Don’t break down, stay strong” and “Live your truth and be free”

As the song’s title implies, its overall message is self-affirmation and self-love.

To download Bass’s full song, CLICK HERE.

To follow Etiti Bass on Facebook, CLICK HERE.

Listen also: 3 African musicians speak up against hate for gay people in Africa.

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