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U/17 World Cup theme song unites Arinze, Okposo, Ego

The theme song for the Lagos leg of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup being hosted by Nigeria is ready and will go on air any moment from now. It can also be revealed that Segun Arinze, Sammy Okposo and former Lagbaja lead vocalist, Ego, jointly recorded it.  Our correspondent learnt that Wisdom Keys, a 361E Marketing Communications Company contracted Arinze to write and perform the song.

It was further learnt that Arinze contacted Sammy Okposo and Ego to perform the song so that besides being professionally recorded, it will have different voice texture. The song was recorded at a studio located along Tafawa Balewa Crescent, Surulere, Lagos.

“Segun Arinze wrote the song after being contracted to write and perform the song. I don’t know how Ego and Sammy got involved but I have it on impeccable authority that Okposo, Ego and Segun recorded the song at a recording studio located along Tafawa Balewa Crescent, off Adeniran Ogunsanya street, Surulere, Lagos,” a source said.

As you read this, the source squealed that final touches are being put to  to have the theme song go on air. Wisdom Keys has reportedly met with On-Air Personalities towards ensuring the song enjoy massive airplay.

An insider also told our correspondent that some of the On-Air Personalities reportedly liked the song because it has an urban and ‘easy to sing along’ feel.

“I heard that some of the Djs who heard it, liked it. One actually said he liked it because it is sounded ‘urban’ and ‘easy to sing along,’” our source disclosed.

Though we could not ascertain the specific amount that the trio got for their efforts, the  source said it ran into millions of Naira.


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