Glenn Mena is a Nigerian-South African artist who can confidently trace his roots back to the Southern Nigerian Kingdom of Warri in Delta State. Currently signed to Mask and Music Group, he began his career in 2012, and by 2013, he became the recipient of the ‘Best New Act’ category in the MAYA award ceremony held in that same year.
Glenn Mena released multiple singles and features, and by 2016, his first body of work The Mask and Music Project (Cut One) dropped. Throughout his career, he never forgot his roots. He often paid homage to the city that raised him.
In 2021, he released the visuals to his single Warri Boy featuring veteran street Hip-Hop artist Erigga. Although the song was initially recorded in 2011, it was redone and released in 2021.
In the song, Glenn Mena talks about his upbringing and life in Warri, the pride he feels coming from this city, the fearlessness the people possess, the simple lifestyle they live, and the negative and untrue perception people seem to have about them. In the chorus, he proudly mentions the popular roads and streets in the city. In the 16-bar verse accorded to him, Erigga talks about his struggles he and his mother faced while growing up but how the teachings he got helped shaped him.
The visuals released for the song is a tribute to the city. Glenn Mena showcases the streets of Warri such as Edjeba, Igbudu and Enerhen Junction, oil rigs, and various scenes with dancers perform famous street dances, and tricks performed by a fire eater to the excitement of a joyful crowd is shown.
Warri is a famous kingdom in Delta State that is known for its unique version of the pidgin language, its food, the crude oil, the immense loyalty its people have for the city, the outstanding support given to a child of the soil and the famous slogan which they live by ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’
Warri Boy is an anthem that is relatable to all who were born and bred in Warri. The song was produced by Jethro Lion Productions and the Visuals which is available on Glenn Mena’s official YouTube account was directed by CHASE.