“One Love, Love is my religion
One Love, Peace for People Voting”
Don’t you know love is the way
Black and white world, all I see is colours
Christians and Muslims, but all I see is Brothers”
We got another request to review a song from C-Mion titled “Religion (Bob Marley)”. In case you are wondering who C-Mion is, you may want to read up on him. This song has its roots deep in reggae, we are talking about pure reggae this time not any of the variations: dancehall, raga, etc. The song touches on some deep issues and preaches love being the one true religion we should embrace.
The Lyrics of the song is deep, as we mentioned earlier, it highlights the importance of love and how love is his Religion. This is best illustrated in the lines:
"One Love, Love is my religion
One Love, Peace for People Voting"
"Don't you know love is the way
He is telling us here that love is all that matters, not our religion, not the parties we want to vote for and whatnot.
"Black and white world, all I see is colours"
He further emphasises on how we are all humans and our colours should not cause discrimination.
"Christians and Muslims, but all I see is Brothers"
Another line that encourages an end to the feud between Christians and Muslims.
The melody of the song is memorable and nostalgic, we were reminded of past reggae greats, we won't mention any names for now, we will just keep observing C-Mion.
His vocals were crisp and clear for most parts of the song, we could get the message he was trying to pass across easily.
This is a great song by all standards but we have a few concerns on the song. Firstly, while people may actually this song whenever it comes on on radio stations and different scenarios like that, few may actively download the song. This is probably due to the pure reggae form of the song, we do not have many reggae fans in Nigeria, most fans like something funkier, like Afrobeat, dancehall and the likes.
The song loses extra points and popularity chances because of lack of a video. Songs like this are best expressed with a narrative video.