• Only his family members and friends jammed to his song when he published it
Goya Menor, the Nigerian singer behind the trending song 'Ameno', also known as 'You want to bamba', says the song gave him a new lease of life just when he was almost giving up his music career.
Goya, who is in Kenya for a show in Mombasa, told Kamene and Jalas when he recorded the song and posted it on Facebook, only his family members and friends jammed to it.
"It has since become a worldwide hit. It all started as a joke, it wasn't a serious project because I have been singing for a while," he said.
"I almost gave up because if you are not in the limelight, no one pays attention, and I even paid to perform."
"I recorded it and left it there and for four months, it had 4K streams from friends and family.
"Some months later, a lady reached out to me from Germany and she said she loved my song. She told me people loved my song on TikTok and since I wasn't there, she was the one updating me, sending me videos of people vibing to it from all over the world. It started blowing up and it got over 2 million plays."