Nigerian singer and producer J. Martins (1977) has recorded a song featuring the legendary Youssou N’Dour (1959) from Senegal. The song is titled Time Is Now, and is a heartfelt call to raise peoples’ consciousness and for a positive change to improve the African continent.
The two voices wonderfully join together on a calm beat. Youssou N’Dour sends shivers down the spine in his native language, while J. Martins gives a more urban taste to the song in English. The pace of the music allows you to listen to the song’s message clearly.
The video could be seen as provocative, as it highlights some of the challenges Africa is facing (hunger, disease, corruption and lack of basic health care).
The song by these two internationally acclaimed artists is calling for more of such collaborations between two generations.