Promoting Peace, Through Music!
By: Ukpeme Akpan Okon
Ukpeme Akpan Okon, musically known as UkpEmem, who believes in the power of music, discovered her love for music since childhood. She recalls writing songs and self-tuning them at a young age. In addition to inspirational speaking, she amplifies her voice through music. She believes that peace is possible, it begins with us, and the challenges encountered by the world can be surmounted.
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 Peace by 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:
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/