Drake is a rapper?

That’s my first puzzle of 2017.
A whole lot of crazy stuff has happened since I was away but this Drake guy…

So I was listening to the radio… Oh by the way, i work at a radio station too. Anyway, it was a countdown and the hip-hop artist, Drake was on.

I’m still wondering how he’s a hip-hop artist.

Let’s move on.
So his hit track ‘One Dance‘ was on. I learnt it’s the best selling song of 2016.

Im also wondering how that is.

OK, let’s move on.
Wait, the song isn’t even danceable. He was singing on a dance beat, then going off beat, totally ruining the rhythm I was building up at instances. And that’s the best song of last year?

A friend of mine said to me how he thought mostly stupid songs made it to the Grammys. That’s not related to this at all. Or is it?

I would love to say a lot about how Drake is making me confused but Willie Nelson is on, so, on the road again.

Happy New Year! I’ve missed you guys so!

Ire ni o!

I’m lucky to be acquainted with alot of geniuses. This guy happens to be one of them, a musical genius. From South Africa to Liberia and back to Nigeria he has been dishing out beautiful pieces of music both as a music producer and an artist.

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Checkout that smile… Hehehe!

His most recent release sung in English and the local Yoruba dialect is titled ire meaning Blessings and is such a beautifully delivered track that one cannot but move to it.

“I am a musician who is inspired by personal experiences. One of my experiences made me write this song.”

Please convert for us more of such experiences. Looks like them experiences will make good music. It did sound abit like gospel music, so when I asked, he said:

“It’s a song of assurance, of hope. Although the elements are there, It’s not a religious song at all”

Oh, OK. It’s all good. Still the kind to rock the club, the house and the church. Awesome!

To download the song click here or here

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Beep-Beep!

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It’s been a long time coming!
One of the few truly talented artists in Africa, and one that I have been privileged to work with has just  released the music video to her awesome track.
Finally, the video for Beep-Beep drops!

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Temidollface is known for her knack for perfection, be it in her music or whatever else she delves into. She’s such a… enough, just watch this video! There’s a long story behind this video though.
But just watch!

Do share it too!

Go ahead and watch

Director: James Slater

Director Of Photography: Carl Burke

Styling: Temi DollFace And Natasha Lawes

Artwork : Chief Emmanuel

“Beep Beep” features Black Magic, was written by Temi DollFace, produced by Ikon and co-produced by Temi DollFace.

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School Your face!

The ever so talented Temidollface done did it again! I was silently waiting for the awesomeness that I knew would come but still got blown away. So finally finally…

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Temi DollFace Unveils “School Your Face” Music Video in celebration of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and in special tribute to her Grandmother!!!

A humourous tale about the ancient battle between head and heart, sees Temi playing dual roles; both as the  ECCENTRIC NO-NONSENSE SERGEANT Temi and a YOUNG LOVE-SMITTEN Temi, representative of a Hard/Soft duality that we women strive to attain. Temi’s Grandmother, who’s nickname is coincidentally “Sergeant Major”, is the perfect embodiment of such a woman. A Steel Magnolia!

__“In her day she was a trail blazer for female empowerment and mentorship so who better to play the role she has always played, in my life and art. Plus she does a brilliant Schooled Face” – Temi__

The “School Your Face” Music Video, Directed by Damola Adelaja, and Produced and Styled by Temi DollFace borrows from Art, History and Fashion but then completely embodies their references as their own original idea.

The Video was shot, in it’s entirety, in Lagos and is the perfect Re-Introduction to Temi’s abundant Awe-Daciousness.

WATCH “SCHOOL YOUR FACE” VIDEO

LISTEN TO “SCHOOL YOUR FACE”

“School Your Face” is the first of Temi DollFace’s singles from The Collectiv3 LP. It was written and performed by Temi Phil-Ebosie and produced by Tee-Y Mix.

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CREDITS

Director of Photography: Kagho Crowther Idhebor

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Artwork: Chief Emmanuel

Little ol’ impatience

I was listening to which way Nigeria by Sonny Okosun just now and thinking how relevant that song is to today’s Nigeria. I had to post it on my Facebook page to tell ‘What’s on my mind’. That song is from the 80s I believe.
So as I listened I thought to self “but this song long o”. It was a good 6 minutes and 42 seconds. Thinking this was when I realized that the impatience I had for a mere song is the same that breeds greed and selfishness in people. That ultimately destroys an entire nation.  That little ol’ impatience.

Good one, Sound of Music! I didnt see it then.

Really, I didn’t see it then. What was I thinking? Sure I was little but I don’t remember letting awesome stuff pass me.
Its the famous do-re-mi song I’m referring to. You know:

do- a deer, a female deer
re- a drop of golden sun
mi- a name i call myself
fa- a long long way to run
so- a needle pulling thread
la- a note to follow so
te- a drink with jam and bread
that will bring us back to do oh oh oh
….

Beautiful huh? And you remember how it made you feel, right? Well, I didn’t remember a darn thing until this afternoon. And it all started earlier that morning when someone was telling a caller over the phone that he was having jam and bread. Now that ordinarily didn’t do anything to me. But fast forward to this afternoon and the lines just crept up, “‘T’ a drink with jam and bread”. And slowly the other lines swept me from reality
As I let myself sing along to myself, I realised I never really let the meaning of those lines sink in. Such brilliance͵ how the two-letter words were given the meanings of the original words that they share the same sounds with. Brilliantly put together. And they had meaning too. Much better than Jay z’s last three albums.

Coldplay or not to play

I have never really liked Rihanna. I don’t hate her, just didn’t ever fancy her. I guess what i’m trying to say is i don’t have her on my playlist. When she sang that Sun song it did sound good to my ears but that was where it ended. The only times I search her is concerning her affiliation with the illuminati. That was until recently. I was forced to reckon with Rihanna after the song she did with the greatest group of all time! (yea, I had to scream that out loud) Coldplay, Princess of China. But I realized that as I started to like her, I at the same time, started reconsidering Coldplay, as my favourite. Not that they were less preferred to Rihanna, just that I realized they probably have ties with the illuminati too. The video spoke volumes. The video had Rihanna aka illuminati all over it. So is Coldplay in the illuminati too? Cos they were rather illuminati-ish on screen. This would be heart wrenching cos now my ‘parachutes, X and Y and viva la vida albums are going into the trash.
Hell no! You didn’t believe that last line did you? Oh, and the second line, you didn’t believe that too, you did?

Coldplay or not to play

I have never really liked Rihanna. When she sang that Sun song it did sound good to my ears but that was where it ended. The only times I search her is concerning her affiliation with the illuminati. That was until recently. I was forced to reckon with Rihanna after the song she did with the greatest group of all time! (yea, I had to scream that out loud) Coldplay. O Coldplay. I love them so. My first encounter with the band was the song Yellow in 2003. Awesome stuff. I soon realized though that as I started to like her I at the same time, started reconsidering Coldplay, the greatest group of all time! as my favourite. Not that the were less preferred to Rihanna, just that I realized they probably have ties with the illuminati too. The video spoke volumes. So now my ‘parachutes, X and Y and viva la vida albums are going into the trash.
Hell no! You didn’t believe that last line did you? Oh, and the second line, you didn’t believe that too, you did?

Greatest Nigerian songs of all time. Really??

I was shocked when i stumbled upon a site that thought they had super news. Some of the critics of this list who thought some songs were missing from this list actually fumbled while producing their version of the list. The title read Greatest Nigeria’s songs of all time. I just stared at the screen, jaw on my keypad. Awestruck at the unbelievable naivety that was on display.
Apparently, the folks at MTV base think that Nigerian music began in the early 2000s. These folks compiled a ‘list of nigeria’s greatest songs of all time’ only thing is, it isn’t. That list is an embarrassment. What nation accepts such misrepresentation?

Let me thank Olayinka Afolabi for this list of our Nigeria’s greatest songs of all time. Afolabi was once a radio presenter back in Ilorin and he blessed us with these beautiful tunes from way back. Many of us his listeners still haven’t forgotten the experience some 10 years after. I will be adding a few of my personal favorites as well. The musicians that MTV base didn’t figure were good enough.
The songs sung by:
Rex Lawson
Bobby Benson
Prince Nico Mbaga
Osita Osadebe
Victor Uwaifo
Orlando Owoh
Ebenezer Obey
Ralph Amarabem
Celestine Okwu
Victor Olaiya
Sunny Ade
Paulson Kalu
Bustic Kingsley Bassey
Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Ayinla Omowura
Fatai Rolling Dollar
Orlando Julius
Rex Lawson
Onyeka Onwenu
Femi Kuti
Majek Fashek
Ras Kimono
Sonny Okosun
Mike Okri
Oritz Wiliki
Kris Okotie
Bright Chimezie
The Mandators
Dan Maraya Jos
Oliver de Coque
Felix Liberty
Edna Okolie
Kayode Fashola
Christy Essien Igbokwe
Alex O
James Iroha

The list of Nigeria’s greatest songs is almost endless. There’re equally amazing songs from Lagbaja, Jesse King etc. I’ll end with Afolabi’s line. It is an insult to such legends. to compile a list of 20 greatest nigerian songs of all time with songs like kukere, yahooze, do me, damiduro and others.I believe african queen will always be one of nigeria’s greatest songs of all time.all other songs on the list have faded away and can never stand the test of time.

New Twist To Soft Porn

So i was watching a series of soft porn this morning as i prepared for work and i must say i was surprised at the turn the industry has taken to gather more people to it.
Oh, are you shocked? You think it was too early in the day for me to be watching some soft porn? Or you mean i shouldn’t be watching it at all?
Why shouldn’t i? you watch it too, don’t you? Of course you do. You, your friends, your family, you all watch it. On your mobile phones, laptops, and on CDs and DVDs.

Anyway, at lunch time, again i had no choice but to watch some more soft porn. Not from my phone though, it was what was showing at the fast food spot i was at. We all watched a good dose of it as we ate. Saw this guy hang his spoon in mid air for quite a while before it found the inside of his mouth. i don’t blame him, its the whole idea of soft porn isn’t it?

The twist i observed is that these new kind of porn comes with dance moves and beats that will make you move your body. Cool huh? To me though, the music is not so great, as a matter of fact, its confusing and repetitive. But the visual is…uhmm..interesting to watch, just as your normal soft porn.
If you don’t like the music, like me at times, you could just put it on mute and enjoy.
The surprising part is, this is soft porn from Nigeria. The industry has grown in leaps and bounds within a short time. It has gathered so much appeal that nigerian soft porn producers now involve foreign acts in their clips. They’re gradually taking over the industry from the western world. And there really is no limit to the type of ladies used for these clips; black, white, yellow, red, blue. You name it, and the directors will go in search of them for there is a hunger for new faces and bodies… and colours

If you’ve been missing out on all this fun, do tune in now to MTVbase, SoundCity, Channel O or Nigezie, or during the day, to any local TV station of your choice. They go under the name of ‘Music Videos’.