Multiple award winning song writer, singer and producer, J Martins is living up to responsibilities saddled on him, first as a United Nations Ambassador for Peace and as a responsible Nigerian youth by employing the far-reaching effects of music to keep the kindred spirit in African youths waxing stronger.
J Martins has over the years established himself as one of the most sought-after in the continent. With hits like Good or Bad, Oyoyo, Eva, Fine Fine Love and E No Easy among several others, he blew minds.
This debonair lyricist is not one to rest on acquisition of many laurels and evidently enough, he recently made a frantic effort to flutter his fans’ hearts once again with a Pan African video he shot across the continent. The new video, Good Life was directed by Sesan.
The song, a stimulant for divine appreciation is such that provokes the will to thank God ultimately for the grace of life. Delivered in smooth English and pidgin rhythm, Good Life video was shot in Abidjan, DRC Congo and South-Africa. The 9-man crew effort was rounded off in S.A.
“Good Life is a sequel to the single I did, Good Time. And Good Life portrays that God means well for you, irrespective of what you’re going through at the moment. We all go through different travails, but the fact that the grace of life is still available to you, it means you have a Life so Good. You may be complaining of hunger, joblessness, financial hard times, but when you see those whose legs are hung at the orthopedic hospitals, you’ll realize that you have a Good Life after all”, J Martins explains.
The music and its focal point, lyrical blends and reflection of African culture make it an acoustic pleasure for Africans, and J Martins believes that: “Music is one of the things we do to earn respect and admiration of our brothers and sisters across the continent and for this singular reason, we must also employ this tool to teach them how best to put music together”.
Interestingly so, the chorus of the song was taken off the music of ‘Les Garagistes’, a group J Martins had been admiring since he was barely 17 years old. “They are from Ivory Coast. It’s a group of four men and they’re also part of the video. I fell in love with the song at age 17 and they sang it the best way. But now that I’ve grown up, I just made the decision to work on the song since it’s one I love so much. I had to go all out to get the original owners of the song for the copyright and get all papers signed last year”.
Good Life video, which will be released this month, is produced by Film Factory. To also regale you with some of his strides, Don Family Records owned by J. Martins has four artistes on the label one of who is Georgee; a budding songster set to debut with his single, Ticket to Love. The said single features J. Marins and Phyno.