By By Victoria Ige
Remember them? Lara Bajomo, Emem Ema and Toyin Shokefun – the darling trio who took gospel music out of the church and back in the early 2000s. Their debut single ‘Let’s Live Together’ remains one of the greatest original gospel songs in recent times, and their album, released by DKG Music, remains a pacesetter in terms of music quality and product packaging.
But under circumstances many are yet to fully understand, the girls, who have been friends since their undergraduate days at the University of Lagos, parted around late 2004-early 2005.
The last time they performed together as a group was in 2004, at the Goethe Institute in Lagos.
Now grown from girls to women, all three members are still good friends, regularly supporting each other and often collaborating.
And a lot has changed since the last time you saw these ladies together. Lara, a singer and entrepreneur is married to her partner Gbenga George. TY, now a celebrated photographer, is also married. And Emem, a rapper and songwriter, now works more as a talent manager and project coordinator, through her company Vzhun.
When they met at the Presidential Youth Lunch meeting yesterday May 24, inside the Expo Centre of Eko Hotels, we couldn’t help asking them to pose together. And they were more than happy to oblige. But then, we couldn’t help wishing they’ll just come back again and ‘live together’…Would that be ‘turning back the hands of time’?