Something inside so strong
About the Song
This song was written by a British musician, Labi Siffre, the son of Nigerian and Belgian parents. He wrote the song in 1984 after watching a documentary on apartheid in South Africa showing soldiers killing protesting civilians in the streets. As a gay man it would be very difficult for Siffre to live and work in much of Africa including Nigeria where his father grew up. The song is an anthem for all kinds of people to keep their strength and hope alive in the face of injustice and repression.