“Everybody gyrate! Jah! Jah! Gyrate!” Yup. The rumours are true. Tony Oneweek is back with Conquer!
And this time, he does it in style, releasing another song in the fashion of the hit track Gyration Song, You Go Bow, that swept throughout major Nigerian cities in the 90s. Conquer – a mixture of hip-hop, party, and highlife music – is, according to Tony Oneweek, “a message of hope to Nigerians.”
“I did this song as an assurance to Nigerians. We’re a strong people. And it doesn’t matter what we’re going through, success is never far away from us. We always conquer. That’s the message behind the song. Hope.”
In the 90s, Tony “Oneweek” Muonagor became a household name following the release of his popular hit track You Go Bow, earning himself the title of “Gyration Master.” Few months after the release of the song, thousands of fans came to love the singer, whom many have described as a “jolly good fellow.”
Over the weekend, BuzzNigeria caught up with Tony Oneweek in Enugu, and he told us why he thought the song is needed at this time.
“I am a messenger of hope. Conquer is a song that tells every Nigerian, that no matter what we pass through, whether our enemies like it or not, we must Conquer. This is because no condition is permanent. Conquer also eulogizes America, calling on all Nigerians to help make our country like America. And we can get there. No matter what is going on now. This too shall pass.”
Oneweek dabbled into politics in the recent past, becoming an immediate success story on his first trial – winning the elections to serve the Idemili North constituency in the Anambra State Assembly, which he served for four years.
Speaking to BellaNaija recently about mixing music and politics, Tony Oneweek had this to say:
“I am happy to be back to my talent and passion. I am still in politics, but music is my home. No leave, no transfer. Let’s Gyrate again.”
The video of Conquer, shot by Big Dogg Video Productions LLC in locations in Baltimore MD USA and Washington DC, was recently released.
Check it out here:
Produced by Patient Dog, Conquer is written, performed, and co-produced by Tony Oneweek.