Telsen’s ‘Blessings’: An anthem of resilience and hope in the heart of Nigeria

This artist's genre-bending agility has listeners from disparate backgrounds finding common ground in his work, the echoes of his craft remaining long after the final notes have faded.
4 July 2024

Telsen pulls back the curtain on its latest gem, Blessings. From the opening notes, this stirring anthem shouts loud and clear: resilience is the soundtrack to hope.

With his latest release, Blessings, rising star Telsen (aka Samuel Nelson Nation) proves he’s a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian music scene. Imagine a song that can summon the rush of emotions you get when you’re fighting to stay positive, to keep moving forward despite the obstacles – that’s what Telsen has created, a battle cry of hope. Growing up in Nembe, Nigeria, Telsen was surrounded by music from an early age. 

Music pulsed through Telsen’s childhood home, thanks to his father’s bustling CD sales and his mother’s sultry voice, which rang out during local gigs and impromptu dance sessions. From a young age, Telsen was shaped by the rhythms and melodies that surrounded him, which later directed him to launch his career in Port Harcourt in 2019, a city bustling with energy. With Blessings, Telsen unleashes a slice of his soul, delivering an emotional gem that reverberates deep within. This track offers comfort and reassurance, meeting you where you are with honest lyrics and melodies that inspire hope for a brighter tomorrow.

 hat’s Telsen’s way of sharing hope – not escaping the pain, but rising above it. When Telsen’s world gets tough, he finds his happy place in music – a zone where he can unwind and tap into his strength. 

This artist’s genre-bending agility has listeners from disparate backgrounds finding common ground in his work, the echoes of his craft remaining long after the final notes have faded. From the first note, it’s clear that Telsen is sharing more than just a song – he’s sharing pieces of himself, stitched together from moments of hard-won insight, steadfast convictions, and a fiery passion for living life to the fullest. 

Whether intentional or not, Telsen’s songs have a profound effect on the human psyche – they revive, they uplift, and they empower. He masterfully spins heartsick ballads and foot-stomping celebration songs, each woven with the express purpose of reviving the soul and mending the heart.

If music is the oxygen that keeps us moving forward in hard times, then Telsen is the ultimate breath of fresh air – generating inspiration and confidence through every note. As he shares Blessings, he extends a hand to listeners, saying, in essence, “I’ve been there too,” and implying that we all have the capacity to draw on our inner strength, to lean into hope, and to rise above our struggles.

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