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Singing Houston siblings pen song about staying positive in the middle of a pandemic

After weeks of socially distancing themselves from friends, the Oyedepo siblings put their frustrations and hope into a 40 second song meant to inspire others.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — A pair of siblings are doing their own part to "Stand for Houston."  

Bolaji and Olamide Oyedepo miss their friends, their school and their church. The duo normally sing on Sundays, belting out inspirational hymns meant to strengthen our faith. 

"It’s been really sad because we enjoy that so much," said Olamide Oyedepo. 

After weeks of work, the Fort Bend County brother and sister have found just the right chord, sharing their sweet original song on YouTube and Instagram

Everybody's struggling. Everybody look around. Staring at the window 'til the sun goes down. Sitting in my bed, kind of scared, kind of bored. But if we take a step back and think there's so much more. Time to reconnect, maybe a call, maybe a text. Though the times are tough, positivity is best. 

"We wrote it because we were feeling like people could relate to the feelings of the song. We’ve been, obviously, kind of bored, because we’ve been stuck inside the house, and we think that’s probably what everyone is relating to right now," said Oyedepo. "So we want to kind of just put into song."

A simple song -- just a short 40 seconds -- from a pair of siblings who know, "though the times are tough, positivity is best."

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