Garey Godson

Garey Godson’s ‘Minding Ma Business’ Is An Impelling Hustler’s Anthem

Nigerians all over the world are pushing the envelope when it comes to sonic explorations and evolving already established sounds. And the German-based Garey Godson is definitely one of them. The rapper-singer is so relentless in the experimentation and merging of different sounds and forms of music, possessing an enviable work ethic that sees him releasing a new record almost at every turn. Earlier this year, he released his 13-track sophomore album, “Still I Rise” and yet he isn’t resting on his oars. He’s been back on the grind keeping his fans occupied with new singles.

Produced by his longtime collaborator HKMK, Garey’s new record ‘Minding Ma Business’ is a lifting record in which Garey croons about the hustle spirit of every dreamer. It emphasizes staying on course during the journey and
sailing through the waves of the industry.

“As an independent artist you are the captain of your boat, this empowers you with the space to create and shape the narrative around your art,” Garey says in a press release.

Listen to the record here.

Garey Godson Is Steady On His Grind On ‘Ma Way’

An undeniable fact is that Garey Godson is one of the most hardworking music acts we have around right now. All year long, the Germany-based fusionist has been steady with his releases, giving us quantity and quality at every single turn. We are just seven months into the year and he has given us a full-length project – his sophomore album “Still I Rise”-  accompanied by a handful of singles. And this week, Garey Godson comes bearing gifts yet again.

On his latest single ‘Ma Way‘, Garey teams up with Mae N. Maejor, an award-winning producer from South Africa and Drey Andersson based in Germany for a special treat of trap-infused reggae. Across the track, he tells as an all too familiar tale of the hiccups that come with the hustle and how he’s too focused on his goals to let that hold him back. He doesn’t even acknowledge the opps and detractors as he reminds us in the hook that “I don’t see nobody in ma way.”

However, Garey is quick to recognise that he can’t do it alone. Hard and smart work isn’t just enough and sometimes all you need is that grace. In the second verse, he references God’s powers and influence in his life and grind as he acknowledges “you my rock, my salvation your light is on me truly divine…”

If you’ve been listening to Garey for a while now, you’d have noticed that he fully lives up to the ‘fusionist’ title. He remains a genre-bending and defying artist who’s always seeking new ways to push the boundaries as far as his music is concerned. And gladly, ‘Ma Way’ is no exception.

This record comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Enjoy above.

Garey Godson Continues His Impressive Run With ‘Situationship’

Garey Godson is so relentless. The rapper is now releasing his second single after his well-received sophomore album “Still I Rise” which dropped earlier this year. This new single titled ‘Situationship’ also comes barely a week after he teamed up with Show Dem Camp to celebrate African beauty on ‘Koko’.

‘Situationship’ is a mellow R&B tune that details Garey’s romance with his love interest which exists without the trappings of a ‘regular’ relationship. With his laid-back airy chords and vocals, he paints a vivid picture of a romance that’s meant to be but is just complicated. But they are taking everything as it comes, not letting the hurdles deny them the pleasure they find in each other.

The German-based Nigerian act has been one of those championing the globe-trotting Afro-fusion wave far across our borders. And with his new singles revolving around our everyday lives and situations, Garey might as well just be telling our stories in the way he knows best.

Enjoy the single above.

Garey Godson Celebrates African Beauty On ‘Koko’ With SDC

Barely two months after his Maya Angelou-inspired album, “Still I Rise”, Garey Godson has gifted yet another single without warning in celebration of his birthday. For this celebratory single, Garey Godson takes us straight home as he joins forces with two of Nigeria’s finest wordsmiths, ShowDemCamp to rework ‘Koko’, one of the highlights off his sophomore album.

This record inspired his mother is a toast to the Black woman and the adulation of her beauty. Produced by a capable duo of Niickii and Hkmk, Garey takes a full dive into afrobeats exploring the powerful and independent nature of the African woman. Ghost and Tec also bring their Palmwine sound and flow to bear on the track, spicing it up with enough Naija flavour.

Speaking about the single, Garey says, “I grew up listening to SDC it was a great opportunity witnessing their creative process and them gracing this record”.  This single comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Enjoy above.

Listen To Garey Godson’s New Maya Angelou-Inspired Album “Still I Rise”

Nigerian German-based rapper and Afro-Fusionist Garey Godson has released his sophomore album “Still I Rise” today, March 28. This comes barely two years after his 11-track full-length project, “The Lift Off” released in 2018.

This new album contains 13 tracks including pre-released singles like ‘Private Trips’, ‘Low Key’, Cairo’. The project inspired by the revered American poet and activist Maya Angelou also features appearances from Donmd, Law and Daramola.

On the groovy love tune ‘Lowkey’ with Daramola, Garey invites his love interest to come to spend time with him over the weekend. He entices her by reminding her of some of their cherished moments while also making promises of her having the time of her life if she comes over. It’s a private affair with no intruders allowed as Garey sings “will you come over for the weekend, we ain’t gotta tell nobody I can keep it on a low, I can keep it on a low key.”

The DONMD-assisted ‘Cairo’ finds Garey recounting his ordeal in one of Africa’s most historically and culturally rich cities. He tells us about his brief romance with a lady who he met on that short vacation. But she soon slips from his fingers as she isn’t down for any commitments. But the short time spent with her makes his time in Cario one to remember.

Garey Godson also takes on a larger issue on ‘Virtual Love’ as he highlights how instant messaging and social media is fast robbing us of physical and social interactions. On the record, he paints a picture most youths are familiar with; one of a romantic relationship turning sour and complicated due to ineffective and efficient communication.

In ‘Tha Juice’ he gives us a peek into his musical journey and the resilience that has gotten him so far. Over a smooth blend of Trap and R&B coated with an Afropop spice, Garey Godson reflects, “Decided to break all of the doors that were locked or we would just go through the window/ did it myself, no guts no glory/ took my pain and then I turned it into my story.”

The Afrofusionist also pays homage to the hub of Afropop, Lagos on ‘Private Trips’. Riding on bright Afro high-life guitar riffs to bouncy 808s, Garey implores his love interest to join him on his adventurous private trip around the city.

The project was premiered on our very special edition of The PGM Radio Show on Wednesday, where we touched on his music production process, influences and possible collaborations in the works. Enjoy the project above and let us know what you think.

Garey Godson Premieres New Project – ‘STILL I RISE’ (PODCAST)

On this very special edition of The PGM Radio Show, we practiced social distancing due to the ongoing corona pandemic and held an online PGM Radio Show session on Instagram and Zoom with Nigerian born artist and record producer Garey Godson who is based in Berlin, Germany.

We exclusively premiered and talked about his soon to be released album titled ‘Still I Rise’- A project inspired by legendary poet and artist; Maya Angelou. Borrowing the title of one of her more famous poems. We also discussed the inherent vicissitudes of life, resilience, self-love, and beauty in the midst of chaos. And finally, we touched on his music production process, influences and possible collaborations in the works.

Listen to the podcast to get the full story.

The album ‘Still I Rise‘ drops on Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

From all of us at The PGM Club, we admonish you to stay indoors, wear face marks, wash and sanitize your hands. Together we will fight this pandemic to a standstill.

Garey Godson Taps Daramola On ‘Low Key’ Remix

Just before the release of his next project “Still I Rise” scheduled for release next Saturday, March 28, Garey Godson is giving us a final taste of the coming material. Just moments ago, Garey released the remix of ‘Low Key’ for months after its initial release. And this new rendition features American-based Nigerian multi-gifted singer, Daramola.

Also coming as his first drop of 2020, ‘Lowkey’ remix will no doubt increase your appetite for the coming album.

Like the original, the song finds Garey inviting his love interest to come to spend time with him over the weekend. He entices her by reminding her of some of their cherished moments while also making promises of her having the time of her life if she comes over. It’s a private affair with no intruders allowed as Garey sings “will you come over for the weekend, we ain’t gotta tell nobody I can keep it on a low, I can keep it on a low key.”

Daramola’s presence also adds a new spice to the jam as he comes through with a feature-killing verse. With his smooth voice, he is really willing to shower his love on his sweetheart. All he needs is for her to give him his permission.

As a soothing potpourri of Reggaeton, Trap and Afro-pop elements, ‘Lowkey’ remix is a soothing groovy love tune that adds more juice to it’s original. Enjoy the record and let us know what you think.

Garey Godson Just Wants To Have A Weekend To Remember On ‘Lowkey’

2019 has been a very busy year for Garey Godson and HKMK. All through the year, the pair have been consistent with their releases, bending sonics to their will and churning out impressive records. And now, they have teamed again to release a new sultry banger titled ‘Low Key‘ which is both produced by the pair. This is a follow-up to Garey Godson‘s socially conscious ‘Virtual Love‘, where he touches on the effects of social media on social and romantic relationships. With the frequency of his releases, it would be understandable to perceive that there is a new project on the horizon, although there hasn’t been any confirmation of that yet.

This new record finds Garey inviting his love interest to come to spend time with him over the weekend. He entices her by reminding her of some of their cherished moments while also making promises of her having the time of her life if she comes over. It’s a private affair with no intruders allowed as Garey sings “will you come over for the weekend, we ain’t gotta tell nobody I can keep it on a low, I can keep it on a low key.” The record itself has an overall feel-good but groovy tune to it that makes it finetuned to smash the clubs. Production-wise, it is a delish potpourri of Dance hall, Reggaeton, Trap and Afro-pop elements.

Listen to the record here.

Garey Godson Sparks An Important Conversation On ‘Virtual Love’

Music has always been a powerful tool in driving for social discuss and change. Legends like Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Bob Marley recognised this early enough and laced their music with messages of neo-colonialism, justice, freedom and promotion of world peace all in a quest for a better world for their people. But human problems also evolve with time. And with his latest release,’ Virtual LoveGarey Godson seeks to spark a long-overdue conversation about how social media is rapidly shaping human interaction. And it’s not exactly for the better.

Thanks to technological advances, communication has gotten faster, easier and considerably cheaper. But more isn’t exactly better in this case. Communication has simply degenerated to something less expressive. We’d rather sit leg crossed and text in the comfort of our home than move out to go visit friends and check up on them like we used to.

One intricate part of inter-personal communication often missing in today’s instant messaging is context; often provided by gestures, body postures, eye movements and the ambient energy in face-to-face conversations. And this has an insidious way of affecting our interpersonal relationships. Little wonder why relationships and friendships aren’t what they used to be.

Using his medium as an artist, Garey Godson is tackling this issue head-on with ‘Virtual Love‘, telling a story that almost every youth is familiar with: a story of a relationship turning sour and complicated due to ineffective and efficient communication between the lovers.

Check out the record above.

Garey Godson Reflects On His Brief Romance In ‘Cairo’

Garey Godson seems to be touring the biggest African cities and has absolutely no problem taking us along. A few months ago, he detailed his romance in Lagos on ‘Private Trips‘ and now, the German-based act further takes us up north in his latest number, ‘Cairo‘. Teaming up with DONMD who assisted with an emotive Travis-type hook, Garey Godson comes through with a modern R&B vibe, punctuated with underlying Spanish guitar riffs.

On his visit to the historically and culturally rich city, Garey comes across a love interest and tries to detail his brief romance with the damsel. He is immediately blown away by her charm and confidence and tries to open up his heart to her. Apparently, she just wants to have a good time and not down for any commitments, as she slowly fades out of his reach. Garey is therefore left with a cherished souvenir from the beautiful city: his memories of her.

Spanning just over two minutes, ‘Cairo‘ is a short but sweet affair that’d most likely have you fumbling for the repeat button immediately it ends. Garey comes through with a polished flow and airtight delivery that projects the soulful realness in his lyrics.

With monthly releases since ‘Chosen One‘ in May, Garey has proven that he has an impeccable work ethic. The frequency of his releases makes it look like there might be a new project on the horizon. And we are absolutely here for it.

Enjoy ‘Cairo‘ above and let us know what you think.

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