I believe in the power of music. I love music. I am musically known as UkpEmem.
In addition to speaking, I amplify my voice through singing, where I spread my messages of peace, hope, resilience, among others.
The inspiration for my first music album titled "The Values String," was mostly derived from my first book - The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace.
With great delight, The Values String and The Values String (Instrumental Version), by UkpEmem, were released on September 1, 2020 and September 8, 2020 respectively.
Music is a very strong medium for connecting people. It is one of the ways UkpEmem seeks to entertain, spread worthy messages, and foster a better world. The Values String can connect the world!
An Ambassador for Peace, Ukpeme declares:
“I will be a voice of peace, I will be an action of peace.”
“Together, we can foster a more peaceful, non-violent world.”
Ukpeme has spoken on many occasions about peace. Singing about peace is a momentous addition.
The Values String is an Afrobeat, rap infused song about values, positive action, resilience, and unity. It was released on September 1, 2020. The Values String (Instrumental Version) was released on September 8, 2020.
The inspiration for this song was mostly derived from the book — The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peaceby Ukpeme Akpan Okon.
On September 3, 2020, The Values String was played for the first time on the radio via XL 106.9 FM, Uyo, during the Michael BUSH PLC show.
On September 7, 2020, UkpEmem was listed as number 10 on the ReverbNation Singer Songwriter charts for Silver Spring, Maryland. U.S.A.
The Values String, and The Values String (Instrumental Version) can be heard on many online music platforms. They can be accessed here:
Produced, Arranged, and Engineered by Matthew Shell — MTS Music Productions: https://www.mtsmusic.net/
Studio — Feedback Studios. Virginia. U.S.A.: http://www.feedbackstudios.com/
Saxophonist — Douglas Lira: https://www.douglaslira.com/
Guitars and Keys by Sami Turunen
Bass by Hector Ruano
Drums by Glenn Welman
Mixed and Mastered by Ken Lasso
Lyrics and Vocals by Ukpeme Akpan Okon: https://www.thevaluesstring.com/
The lyric video of The Values String by UkpEmem, released on September 1, 2020.