Slam Drops Tamara
From This Day Nigeria
2nd March 2012
Singer Udoka Christopher Oguamanam a.k.a Slam is set to release his fourth album later in the year. The “I Bu Chineke” crooner, who has actually been busy, doing movie soundtracks despite rumours of a lull in his career, said the yet-to-be-titled album will have a new twist that will differ from the usual style he is known for.
Already he has released one single titled “Tamara” in a compilation that will have more gospel and inspiration songs. This follows his stage performance in the Miss West Africa international pageant that held in Gambia and a meeting with the country’s president Yaya Djameh.
“This is just one song called ‘Tamara’, the second would be called ‘Blessings’,” he said. “It is not going to be a gospel album all through but will have a lot of gospel songs and inspirational songs as well. I have not decided the name yet but the one on top of my head is reaction.”
Much of the songs were inspired by the Gambian experience and other events in the singer’s life. A key one was an auto accident he had last year in Rivers State. With the driver of the vehicle passing on, Slam was fortunate to escape with injuries.
“Actually, I decided to do this after my accident of December 22, 2010 while I was heading down to Port Harcourt. It was along that Ogoni Expressway. They are actually having some construction stuff going on there.
I stayed in the hospital all through Christmas Day. After the accident, it sprung up a kind of reaction and it has inspired my best shot, to thank God for everything. This is the only way to thank him because if I had died, what would have been my contribution to the world? I started feeling so empty and decided to do this.”
With the normal feel-good songs he is synonymous with still featuring on an upcoming album that should drop in June or July; he also revealed that plans are underway for a collaboration with Tu Face, and a novel marketing approach.
“For now I am still under the management of Now Music but right now I am going to be doing stuff on my own because it is a different dimension and I am working with a lot of people now,” noted Slam.
“They have different strategies on how to push the work forward since I am coming with a twist. It is a different dimension I am doing, not the regular one.”
On unconfirmed reports that his musical career was on its last legs, Slam said such comments were ridiculous since music was the mainstay of his existence and happiness.
“I can’t actually leave the business because it is what makes me happy. I did not leave the music industry at all and I hope this song brings a lot of good tidings for me.
I have put in a lot of work and have been recording since last year for this particular work.”
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