Radio Personality Lorenzo Drops New Single For New Nigeria – Good Morning Nigeria


One of the hottest radio personalities is set to rock the airwaves of this nation come the 29th of May courtesy of his brand new single.
Lorenzo, born Lorenzo Menakaya, is a significant figure in the entertainment scenery in the South-East region. A complete showman, he is a Radio presenter and an accomplished musicologist with five-star performances all over the region.

His consistent stellar performance and powerful vocal presence earned him a nomination for the On-Air Personality (OAP) of the year in The Future Awards (TFA) 2011, a feat that portrays his proficiency and hard-work.

Given the political clime of the nation and the resurgence of hope amongst the youth with respect to the leadership of the country, it is not out of place that the single, aptly named “Good Morning Nigeria”, be released at such an auspicious time to awaken Nigerians to the belief of turning this country around.

With this musical piece, Lorenzo seeks to preach peace to soothe the country still hurting from the bruises of previous times and also acts as a revolutionary, rousing the listener. Sonically, this rendition is nothing short of a masterpiece, with well-written, hope provoking lyrics and sound production which is an eclectic of cinematic tones, African influences and Caribbean tinges which seek to defy classification into a particular genre.

What this means is that Good Morning Nigeria doesn’t need to have a target audience as most songs do but is designed for all Nigerians to listen to and make efforts to live in a “Land of hope and peace”. The message is simple- Stop sleeping. Arise to your function. ‘Uncle Toms’ are fast becoming extinct. Awaken to that.

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Lorenzo hosts “Asta la vista” a four-hour interactive entertainment/lifestyle show on radio and has been consulted by some Radio stations to train presenters. His show has attracted the biggest names in Nigeria’s entertainment scene including Sauce Kid, Bongos Ikwue, Waje, Van Vicker, GT the Guitarman, Ruggedman, Mekoyo, Onyeka Nwelue, etc.

Lorenzo is an actor, and has done Original soundtracks for award winning movies like “Lonely walk”, “Room Service” that was recently premiered and shown in cinemas in Nigeria, USA and in London, UK. He also composed the NUGA UNN 2008 Song.

Lorenzo is also a musician and Singer with attitude, vast experience and knowledge of that field and has performed alongside the biggest names in Nigerian Entertainment industry. He is the Coordinator of Hope Vanguard, an organization with the maxim “creating a happier world”. He was the brain behind the much talked about HIV/AIDS Awareness program tagged “STAY ALIVE OYI 2007” which took place at towns at Oyi LGA in Anambra State and some surrounding towns. This program entailed free diabetes test, blood pressure, blood sugar level and HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing.

He is the Director of Menax Academy of Music which graduates an average of sixteen students every six months as Music/Entertainment presenters on radio and vocalists.

He is the most sought after MC for shows, public lectures in the South-East.

Lorenzo has been nominated for several awards and he has also won many others including

The Future Awards 2011 (On-Air Personality of the Year – Radio)
Young Creative Entrepreneur of the year (Youth Entrepreneurship Awards organized by Withworth Consults, London)
Radio Personality of the year (Lion FM 2007)
On-air Personality of the year (HOVA Awards 2009)
Near the darkest part of night
Awaits the dawn of a new day
As the wind romances the trees
The birds start singing their songs
Soon the sun will rise smiling
Refreshing your body and soul
Then you will wake up Motherland
To this wonderful, beautiful day

Good morning Nigeria
Land of peace and hope
Now is your time to shine as light
Arise Nigeria rise

Ooh from the rocks of the North
To the rivers that flow in the south-south
From hustles in the streets of Lagos
And Anambra where milk and honey flow
Now the sun has arisen
Refreshing your body and soul
Now is the time to shine as light
Arise Nigeria rise

Good morning Nigeria
Land of peace and hope
Now is your time to shine as light
Arise Nigeria rise
Arise arise (here comes the music reviving your soul)
Kulie kulie (kulie oh k’anyi je ooooo)
Dide edide (one heart & one mind, one spirit, one love)
Arise arise (get up & work its the dawn of a new day)

Teta nu n’ura
Ekaro ooo

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  1. Lorenzo is one ‘perfect’ guy. His “Good Morning Nigeria” track is something that tells of his quality. I am making this a tune for my day. If we believe in this country, then we have to say “Good Morning Nigeria”!

  2. Good Morning Nigeria, finally drops.The sound is dope.Not the regular naija stuff we are used to hearing, something new will do us good and Lorenzo is got it.

  3. This is real good music, to think this guy is in Nigeria and we are composing wack songs for our sport festivals

  4. Am thrilled and excited 2 hear dis joint, what more can we ask 4 let all arise to dis wonderful beautiful day 9ja.