“Praying For Peace” was written by Nigerian-born, Berklee College of Music student, Kayode Ajayi (Kayo Musiq). The song is inspired by current turmoil in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, and unrest throughout the world.
The pursuit for peace in Nigeria and other parts of the world continues to grow as each day passes by. Without peace in families, communities, society, and countries, it will not be possible to coexist serenely.
Music has successfully stood out as an accurate representation of sentiments toward significant historical events, political opinions, and societal observations. I believe that music will continue to have influence over society and serve as a creative commentary for generations to come. That is what inspired this song.
I present this song to you, praying for peace. Hopefully, the message will encourage the quest for peace to reign, not just in Nigeria but all over the world.
Listen, sing along, and share, because without your voice, we will not be able to achieve this project. So let’s gather together in one voice and sing to save lives. My voice, your voice, and our voices would bring the change that we desire, and we shall live in peace and harmony.
I leave you with this quote by the famous musician Jimi Hendrix: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”