Daniel “bigDan” McDon is an award winning Singer, Songwriter and team lead of The Project Salt. Following the peaceful #endSARS protests and the crisis that have blessed and plagued Nigeria his home country, he releases this sublime piece of work.

He started his music career in 2012 and has worked with notable individuals and organisations in the Entertainment Industry. He currently hosts Unscripted Sessions, a music talk show on The Project Salt TV on YouTube.

As regards this new piece, here’s what he had to say.

“This is the most difficult piece I’ve ever done in my career. We went back to the studio to finish the song just days after the Lekki Massacre; the producers at Bright ReaL’s Studio couldn’t find their mojo, I myself couldn’t find inspiration. The sadness in the studio was overwhelming.”

“But we just had to push through and release this song to Nigerians home and abroad on time.”

“I wrote the lyrics a couple of years back and had no motivation to finish the job. But after all that has happened this October 2020; both the beautiful and the horrible, we had to put it out lest we use our words to destroy this new Nigeria we are building.”

“We must remember, that this storm will pass. And when the sun rises over Nigeria, we’ll be singing a new song at last. But until then, we must remain hopeful; only say what you want to see.”

He is a performing artist as well as a consultant behind the scenes as he has both performed before packed arenas and consulted on music projects around the nation.

He’s music album, First Fruit Collection is available on all major music platforms. He is on Facebook as bigDan McDon.
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Download the song here

Lyrics

From the ash heep of our hope
To the fragments of our unity
We are fainting from the burden of our pain
We have given our hearts to animosity
We stagger through the valley of death
Hiding in the shadow of shame
How did we fall to the depth
And will our troubles ever go away

Nevertheless one thing is certain
This storm will pass
When the sun rises over Nigeria
We’ll be singing a new song at last
But until then we must remain hopeful
Only say what you want to see

So I speak peace
To the nation, to the land, to you and me.

Everybody’s walking away,
Everybody has something to say
With our hands we have broken today
With our lips we can heal tomorrow
They say the struggle will never fade away
All they see is death and sorrow
We put out trust in the men of today
But it feels like there may never be tomorrow

Nevertheless one thing is certain
This storm will pass
When the sun rises over Nigeria
We’ll be singing a new song at last
But until then we must remain hopeful
Only say what you want to see

So I speak peace
To the nation, to the land, to you and me.

I speak peace, I speak hope, I speak love, I speak life.

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