Soul Singer, Nikki Laoye & Nigerian Bass Guitarist, Danny Fret have just released a soulful Afro Jazz version of the popular worship song, Yahweh (which was originally written and performed by Ghanaian Gospel Artist, Kofi Karikari)
The song opens to the catchy thumping bass line by Danny Fret and the soothing vocals of Nikki Laoye encased in the unmistakable alluring groove of rich African sounds (kongas,shekere,agogo) and live guitar accompaniment.
Speaking about the song, Nikki Laoye reveals that the song is one of her favorite worship songs and shares the inspiration behind the remix: “Yahweh” has a special place in my heart and It has always been a major song on my performance repertoire. During one of my #TeamNikkiLaoye band rehearsals about 2 years ago, Danny Fret the Bassist created the bass line idea and this new remix version was born.
We have been performing it together as a team for a few years now and finally decided to record this version. I also added some extra vocal arrangements laced with my signatory harmonies to the song. Working with Danny and my dear friends, Nelson Jason and Lauretta Cookey on this masterpiece was certainly a great delight…..Too beautiful for words, i must say.
I also reached out to Kofi Karikari – the original songwriter behind the song and he totally loves the remix and said that it certainly gives new life to the song all over again.
Above all, 2018 has been a year of plenty ups and downs but God has certainly been an Awesome Father, My Rock, My Anchor and more….He is YAHWEH, the One who deserves all my praise and that’s all I want to do.. Praise Him some more. Care to join me?”