God Heal Nigeria ~ Threadstone
From the first time I heard “I am Nigerian”, I have been hooked on the little there is out there of Threadstone’s music. Threadstone is an alternative rock band from Jos, Nigeria. Weird as that sounds, they are actually quite good and very original. I am almost certain there is something about the water in Jos that makes that city churn out so many great musicians—Maybe I’ll explore that train of thought in a future post.
If you haven’t heard about Threadstone before, here is a crash course: The band consists of A.J. (lead vocals & Acoustic Guitar), Umar (Lead Guitars), Terver (Drums& vocals), Charles (Keyboards, Piano & Vocals), and Sele (Bass). New Day, Super Hero and I am Nigerian are three of their songs that have been on the internet for a bit. You will also find a cover of Asa’s Jailer by them here.
Now that you know who Threadstone is, you can tell that they are different and bring something fresh to the table. What you can’t tell from that crash course though is that Threadstone has got new music!
Off their yet-to-be released Beautiful Chaos album, they have just released something called God Heal Nigeria, in time for the Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary which is on Wednesday. It’s a great song and more importantly, it asks some pertinent questions about the agbaya that Nigeria is. Enjoy.