Ogecha finally released the official video of Dumimaja ("Hide Me" in Igala) in August 2014. I had previously reviewed it here and did not find out till a few months ago that she was even planning to make a video for this song. Let's just say it was a lovely surprise!
I like the concept behind the video. There's an actual storyline packed into the 4 minutes and 23 seconds runtime, and I am eternally grateful that this video was not reduced to a group of church folks dancing in front of a white screen. Not that there's anything wrong with church folks dancing. It's just so over-used and un-original, and Nigerian gospel artistes have milked it for all it's worth.
So, thank you Ogecha for serving up something different.
In order to allow you gbadun it too, I have decided to share it below:
In case you're like me and love the song but have no idea what the lyrics in Igala mean, here is a translation courtesy of ndeevine on YouTube:
Dumimaja o - Hide me o
Ojo f'uja mi ja kpa - God has fought all my battles
I fi ihanyi mi che kpa - He has worked out all my troubles
Ojo mi a dumimaja o - My God will hide me o
The video was shot in South Africa, and you can read more here. You can also download the audio of Dumimaja for free on her ReverbNation Page or SoundCloud.
Dumimaja is definitely one of my favorite songs from her debut album, All For You, and I was glad she featured her husband, Obande Peter Obande in the video too (he's in the last scene). Team Effort :-)
More information on Ogecha:
Artiste's Stage Name: Ogecha
Artiste's Real Name: Ogecha Diane Obande (nee Haruna)
City and State of Origin: Ankpa, Kogi State