Music for the Soul: Ese Peters – The Prayer
With the recent kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian teenage school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram, everyone from entertainers to politicians have been lending their voices to the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls.Talented singer and songwriter, Ese Peters, lends his voice his own way by coming out with this soulful number ‘The Prayer’.
Gifted with a distinctive, understated but emotionally resonant vocal style, Ese Peters is a unique and original musical talent who has developed a dedicated following among music lovers drawn by his musical explorations of the various dimensions to love, hope and faith.
Ese – who is signed to ‘Aboriginal Music’, counts rock acts The Goo Goo Dolls, U2 and especially, John Mayer among his influences and considers himself a romantic storyteller and sees his music as the perfect medium for conveying his narratives to his audience and also coping with an uncertain world. At TARUWA, we believe that art is a tool for change and Ese’s thoughts are similar as he he says “…music is “political, spiritual and mental liberation”; he sees his mission in life as “changing the world, one song at a time” armed with nothing more than a warm voice and a gift for striking the right chords in his audience’s hearts. Well said Ese, indeed Nigeria needs a prayer now more than ever