Tombari ( Niger )
The Song ‘Wait For Me’ by Johnny Drille – Tombari’s goosebump moment
“Hi, my name is Tombari. I live in Niger, and I want to share with you a goosebump moment I had about 5 years ago that has stayed with me for the rest of my life. At the time, I was having a strain on my relationship with my date and I was really broken. I had given up and concluded that this relationship has ended. So, we were having a chat on WhatsApp and I was telling her: “OK, bye, this is the end of it”. Then she sent me this song by Johnny Drille, and I listened to it. I had not heard of Johnny Drille at the time, but I listened to it and before I knew it, I was crying. Especially in the beginning of the second verse where he sang: “As I am leaving you behind, I am going to miss your smile, and the joy you bring to my wretched soul, your love makes me whole…” At that point I just realized there is still this spark.”
A Story of Long-Distance Love
Nigerian singer-songwriter Johnny Drille has released his latest single, ‘Wait For Me’. An alternative folk-inspired song, ‘Wait For Me’ tells the story of two lovers separated by distance who long for a reunion.
Released in 2015, the song didn’t create much buzz until its accompanying music video was released later that year. The video has since become a sensation on YouTube with over 3 million views and counting.
“I wanted to write a song that captures the feeling of being in a long distance relationship,” said Johnny Drille. “I wanted to express the pain and longing of separation while also conveying the hope that comes with knowing you will be reunited eventually.”
The music video for ‘Wait For Me’ follows two people who have been separated by circumstance but can still feel each other through their thoughts and dreams. As they stay apart, they remain connected in spirit while looking forward to the day when they can finally reunite again.
Johnny Drille has been steadily gaining popularity since he first emerged onto the Nigerian music scene in 2011 as part of Mavin Records. He has since become one of Nigeria’s most beloved singer-songwriters thanks to his unique blend of alternative folk sound and passionate lyrics.
With its heartfelt message and captivating visuals, it is no wonder why Johnny Drille’s ‘Wait For Me’ has become such a popular hit with fans all over the world.
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