Asha Audio launched two new songs — ‘Africa, Africa’ and ‘Dada, We Love You’ — by veteran singer Usha Uthup on January 3 at the South City Mall, Kolkata. Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly; music directors Shiladitya – Som; Apeksha Lahiri, director, Asha Audio Company and Ketan Sengupta, lyricist and CEO, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Co Ltd were present at the eventAll images by Amit Datta/My Kolkata
The song ‘Africa, Africa’ focuses on the crucial need for conservation of wildlife. The lyrics highlight how, for global harmony, wildlife must be protected. The spotlight in the song is on Africa, which is doing a great job with its wildlife conservation. The track is layered with African beats and Swahili lyrics find their way into the song as well
The second song, ‘Dada, We Love You’ is a tribute to Sourav Ganguly on his 50th birthday. The song is all about the love and admiration that people have for their beloved ‘Dada’. The song also focuses on Ganguly’s undying spirit and zeal. The song has been conceptualised and written by Ketan Sengupta, lyricist & CEO, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Co Ltd, and the music composer for the track is Tubai Ray
Bengal Peerless’ calendars for 2023 were also launched on the occasion. The calendars highlight the organisation's commitment to environment-friendly development and nature and wildlife conservation
Speaking on the occasion, Sourav Ganguly said, “I heard this song a few months back and I know no one could have done it better than Usha di. I have been listening to her for the last 30 years and I am really grateful to the team for such a gift.”
At the launch, Usha Uthup amped up the crowd by singing the two songs on stage. She also made the audience cheer for ‘Dada’! She said, “We all love dada. I am a huge fan of Dada myself. We don’t have to say why we love him. I am sure everyone who loves Sourav Ganguly, will love this song.”
“Both the songs ‘Africa Africa’ and ‘Dada, We Love You’ are very close to my heart. The former is based on the wilderness of Africa and sends out a message to the coming generations about wildlife conservation. ‘Dada, We Love you’ is about our love and admiration for our ‘Dada’, Sourav Ganguly. This song is dedicated to Sourav on his 50th birth anniversary,” said Ketan Sengupta, Lyricist, CEO, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Co Ltd.
The crowd watches the music launch at South City Mall. Both the songs are available on the official digital platforms of Asha Audio