Cobra song: The Untold story
Just like Patapaa’s One Corner, Ghanaians woke up to ‘Cobra’, a new song by gospel singer, Obaapa Gladys last weekend.
And it appears that while little regard had initially been given to the song, which was produced by renowned music producer/sound engineer, Fred Kyei Mensah popularly known as Fredyma, continues to enjoy lots of attention with the word, “Cobra” becoming quite useful on social media.
What is the story behind the now viral ‘Cobra’ song? In a Facebook post yesterday, Fred Kyei Mensah disclosed that the song was first produced on December 14, 2022 at 12.06 pm.
Flash Da Sikk Beatz and Fredyma did the arrangements with Stephen Kwesi Essel (Papa Sax) mixing and mastering it. Ellis Ellis worked on the guitars and Irene Asare as Backing Vocalist.
In his post, Fredyma said creativity has no boundaries once it falls under music.
Read his full post:
Creativity, has no boundaries and once it falls under the music domain, anything at all can happen. Remember Patapaa's one corner.
Somewhere last year, my colleague in the music production business, Flash Da Sikk Beatz, introduced this lady, Obaapa Gladys to me that, she has a very interesting lyrics about the behavioral patterns of human nature and likened it to a Cobra. I listened to it and within some few minutes, we created a rhythm for her.
Though vocally, she wasn't the best, we tried to create a chorus with good harmonies, great instrumentation and a good mix to compliment her vocals. I even advised her to let someone sing the song, she didn't succumb to my proposal.
Fast forward, she released the song early this year on the various music portals and didn't hear from her again only for me to be receiving tags on my Facebook, Tik tok and Whatsapp since last Friday about a trending video about a song i have produced only to realize that, it was the COBRA song. Boi! I think, the song resonated and connected to Alan's resignation and his formation of his Movement for Change and Kennedy Agyepong's unpleasant and unprintable insults on his party so, a lot of social media freaks, used it to troll them 😜.
Indeed, "nipa bi y3 cobra" paa. You will be on a show with someone busily discussing issues, the next available minute, he/she turns into a cobra and bite you. The "cobras" are everywhere in our lives! The church ⛪️, work place, marriage, friendship and businesses. Suro nipa bi nom. Fear human beings.
Good beads don't rattle".
Watch Cobra song here: