In Summary

  • Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage has been featured on the remake of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ hit Waiting In Vain.
  • Waiting In Vain was first released in 1977.

A new rendition of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ single Waiting In Vain, which was first released in 1977 has been created and it features Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage.

In the remake of the iconic hit, Tiwa Savage has intertwined her syrupy vocals with the Reggae Great for a sweet and nostalgic trip down memory lane. Tiwa takes on the verses of the song, making tweaks to its arrangement on a instrumental baseline to bring a whole new dimension to the classic track.

It’s a soulful and beautiful tribute to the original recording.

The Reggae legend’s team shared the snippet of the jam with their legion of fans on social media announcing the platforms it could be streamed from.

“Summer is here, and there’s a newly-reimagined version of “Waiting In Vain” featuring Nigerian artist @tiwasavage OUT NOW everywhere!”

Waiting In Vain is part of the tracks in Bob Marley and The Wailers’ ninth studio album dubbed Exodus.

The album’s production has been characterized as laid-back with pulsating bass beats and an emphasis on piano, trumpet and guitar.

Unlike previous albums from the band, Exodus thematically moves away from cryptic story-telling; instead it revolves around themes of change, religious politics, and sexuality.

The album is split into two halves: the first half revolves around religious politics, while the second half is focused on themes of making love and keeping faith.

Other African Artists Featured on a remake of Bob Marley’s Hit

Earlier this year Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie was featured on the rendition of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ single ‘Stir It Up’ which was first released in 1973.

The Ghanaian rapper revealed that he did four verses before finally settling on the one he had done in his native language saying that the late reggae legend’s team preferred that particular one.

“I sent a verse which I rapped 80% in English but Bob marley’s team insisted I rap in my native language (Twi) because that’s the main reason they chose me.” said Sarkodie.

When speaking on the historic collaboration with Bob Marley, Sarkodie said that the project is the biggest in his entire career adding that he had to give it his best since it was such an honour to work with Bob Marley’s original vocals.

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