Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fave Female Singers

I was on TLK blog and saw his post on his fave female singers and decided to do mine, He stuck to ten but its impossible for me to do so, even this list I have here is not enough. I was exposed to alot of music growing up fromTina Turner,Sidney Lauper, Onyeka Owenu, I could on forever. These are songs that will last forever. I sneaked a group in to the the list, TLC, how can I leave them out. I love brandy,Monica and Aaliyah too. There are new acts everyday, that are winning my heart, Asa, Nigeria's soulful artist is just the boom! Can't wait for her album to be released.
So who are your faves?


Macy Gray

Sade Adu

India arie

Lauryn Hill

Shania Twain

Natasha Bedinfield

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

still here

I have missed blogging, but I have been busy,
so many things I want to write but no time. I will finish up my write up on my next adventure of a Lagos commuter and post it up soon.
I read this article, "Men of God as Superstars" a while ago and came across it on line today,
very interesting. Read HERE and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuface please!

Tuface is one of Nigeria's foremost artiste and I love him! Read more about him HERE.
I love his story, the humble beginnings from one of the best male vocal group in Nigeria, Plantation Boiz. I loved them, they young, fresh and unique. I was one of people that was really upset about the their breakup, even though they are back in the studio together now, but just for an album, not as a group.
After the breakup,2face, stood out! He shone like a true star, his looks, his voice and the his songs. His first solo album, Face to face was one of the hottest album of the year 2005. Everyone single song in that album was good,every single one.
Early this year, he released another album, grass to grace, it was also another hit, every song was good,lyrics, beat, rhythm. I fell in love with artist.
But I do I have a lil problem with the 2 daddy, 2 problems actually.
Problem 1: His diction, Have you seen a television interview with Tuface?
Its really sad, please let no one say diction don't matter, it sure does. Especially has a Nigerian International artiste, your diction is really important, not jaw breaking vocabulary but simple basic grammar, not the regular YES O! YES O! he adds before,in the middle and the end of every sentence. With no disrespect to Fuji artistes,even Fuji artistes are working on their diction on the daily, so why not tuface?
His label Kennis Music, do they not see a need to brush up their artiste? A popular radio presenter on one of the local radio stations in Nigeria, once mentioned it and all hell went loose!
Oga kenny will not have any of it, clearly it had to be some bad belle for the ariste.

I am wondering can't Mr.Ogungbe hear him, can the whole world be crazy and Mr. Ogungbe sane?
I would have assumed that he will get Tuface a private tutor to help with his grammar.
Has his grammar improved? No.
2nd problem with Tu daddy, is his videos, the best so far in my opinion is his African queen video,very simple could have been better, but I like the idea.
Last week, my brother bought the Video CD of Tuface with great anticipation, only for us to have our hopes dashed. The videos were just not it,I cannot find any other word to describe how I felt when I watched the videos. I expected better, he is exposed now, worked with foreign directors and even shot the video outside Nigeria(These are not factors determining a good video).
So what happened?
Do his mangers not realise the power of a good video, he won an award at MTV Europe in 2005 , does that not indicate he steps up his game? I cannot emphasise the need for a good song and even a much better video. Why is it taking Tubaba so long to get this? Did he not see the videos of his former group members? Does he not see the final cut of his videos? Or he does not know any better? Or he does not have a say in the whole matter?
What about other videos he has featured in? like Jim jatts, Stylee video.
I will like to see Tuface improve,I do agree he has come a long way, he has evolved and I repeat he is one of the foremost artistes in Nigeria, and with time Africa. If he steps up his game, he might just be one of the foremost truest Nigerian International artiste reckoned with across the globe. His songs are tight, his looks is right, his style is evolving, simple and cool but his videos and vocabulary need major mending, someone explain to Tuface please!

Kolomental --- FAZE

True Love --- TUFACE


Monday, September 3, 2007

love your neighbour... love your self.

This scripture keeps nudging me,
Luke 10 : 27
"..... and you shall love neighbour has yourself"
How can one truly love another, if you have no love for yourself.
The first step to truly loving anyone is loving yourself, you cannot give what you donot have.
How can a man begin to truly learn to love himself?