Teeroy Tyobee (his stage name is TeeRoy) is a 29-year-old singer-songwriter from the Tiv Nation of Benue State in Nigeria. Before the COVID-19 pandemic he collaborated with recording artist and singer-songwriter, Allie Gardner, to create a powerful new song called “Different People.”
The message of “Different People” is one that is befitting of the times in which we now live when often times people’s differences are causing great strife, contention, derision, and division. People cry for peace but there seems to be no peace, only appearances of mass upheaval and grave disturbances, which yield gross maltreatment of fellow human beings.
After listening to the song several times, these are a few of the takeaways that this author wishes to share.
We are Different People – Yet the Same in Many Ways
We do not live in a black and white world, but rather we live in a diverse world that is full of natural beauty and a rainbow of colors. There are no two people who are exactly alike. We are all uniquely different, and yet special in our own way. The fact that we are different people, is what makes our world such a wonderful place.
There does exist vast differences between us for we come from different backgrounds, cultures, and belief systems. However, we should not allow our differences to erect a wall of division between us or cause us to become mortal enemies. Rather, we should accentuate our commonalities and learn to build bridges of hope and understanding and become united in the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood. When we allow this to happen, as Jimmy Carter has said, “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.”
If we are looking to change the world in which we live for the better in even a minute way, Peter Marshall reminds us, “A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.” We cannot continue to demean, degrade, belittle, or hate one another at every turn. Indeed, our mantra should echo the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
We must remove the proverbial chip from our shoulders and stop thinking that somehow, we are superior to others. We must come to the realization that even though we may not all be in the same proverbial boat, each of our boats do get tossed about, from time to time, by the same tempestuous winds and raging seas. And so, if we are to survive the storms of life, we need each other. We need to become one – united in heart and mind – Different People, yet the same in many ways.
The audio version of the song, “Different People,” was provided by CDBaby to YouTube on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. The compelling lyrics, the upbeat melody, and the attention-grabbing message of the song will have the listener wanting to play the song repeatedly.
You and Allow did a great job!
The symphony of your voices is beautiful and I love the message it passed.
God bless your endeavours with excellent success, AMEN
Thanks allot. I am grateful for your kind words and prayers. It’s indeed a great honour to work with Allie on this divine project.
Waooo.. this is marvelous my guy, may God enrich you with more funs to do more. 1✌️
Thanks bro. I feel you! Sure Heavenly Father has special plans for each one of us.
A wonderful piece to recogn with for ages. You guys are really differently unique and amazing on this project.
Waoo. This is marvelous my guy, may God enrich u with guns to do more
Nice piece guys
Thanks bro! I appreciate
This is very great I love this song teeroy I pray for more grace and more flows and inspiration
Thanks bro.. I appreciate your
Heavenly Father bless us all!
Awesome keep it up
Thanks allot dear Sis. I appreciate.
God bless you!
Nice work. I’m impressed. Keep pressing, keep believing and be determined.
Thanks so much Real, I appreciate.
God bless you
Wow! This is awesome and very inspiring indeed ..I love the powerful lyrics .
Despise our differences we are still all alike in the sight of our father in heaven and a different world cannot be built by indifferent people indeed…we must unite in peace and love each other to make the world a more better place
Indeed we are equally Loved by our heavenly parents. Thanks for your kind words. Heavenly Father bless you!
Congrats, this is a fantastic move.
Thanks brethren.. I appreciate
What more can I say,how God blessed him,keep it up love lots.
Thanks bellita, I am enternally grateful for your love.
This is dope champ
This is amazing. Music is a vital tool to equally send the right message out there to the world, and just as it has been sonorously done here, I believe we can be the change we want.
More power to do more.
May God give you more strength and Grace bro.
Wow so good I really love this song bro
Wow! This is beautiful. Very insightful too.
This is very good music. God bless you both.
Your voices are top notch..well delivered..lyrics on point..thanks for all you do