Thursday, August 27, 2009

MTV BASE!

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Oh my peeps!Make una no vex for me o for the long absence. It was due to a break in transmission at the inspiration center in my mind.

Well, have I got a good one for y'all. Oyana is about to rant about MTV Base. Yes o! the ground-breaking revolutionary influence on music videos in Africa.

It's the MAMAs. They are here again!

Question: Why is it that if MTV base was created to sell African music to the rest of the world, why is it that most of the songs being played are mostly American?

Question: Why is it that if MTV Base is promoting African music, why is it that our songs are not played on other MTV channels?

Question: Why is it that if MAMAS was introduced to reward African musicians or African songs played on MTV, why is it that American musicians are nominated in the same category as Africans?

Question: Why is it that when Tu-face won at MTV Europe Awards, why is that it was for best African act?

Question: Why is it that if American music is not being overly promoted on MTV Base, why is it that there is not a category for Best American act at the MAMAS or best European act?

Question: Why is it that African musicians who have been carried away by the name MTV are allowing themselves be treated this way?

Question: Why is that 9ice can actually think that his song would be nominated in the Hip-hop category, even though his style sounds more like soul, that he would actually win fairly against... was it the Game now?

Question: Why is it that there are not more categories for indigenous African music at the MAMAs?

Question: Why is it that Africans still choose to do nothing about their inferiority complex?

Question: Why is it that we don't see the presence of MTV Base in Africa especially with their style of programming as a continued dominance and westernization of Africaa and just plain Business?


Question: Why is it that Afirican musicians are stupidly thinking that MTV base is actually helping them when what is happening is that MTV is just a product that is being sold to a very hungry market?

Question: Why is it that stupid channels like SoundCity and Channel O instead of trying to counter this western dominance by playing strictly African music are still helping America to sell their product? Rather buying the American product and promoting the American style?

Question: When are we really truly going to start promoting ourselves?

Don't be stupid! Who said there is no market for African music?

There's always an audience for originality. Maybe not in selfish xenophobic brain-washed America but what about the rest of the world, what about Europe? What about we that appreciate and love you here ( our musicians) why are you undermining our appreciation by continually seeking second-rate status abroad?

Why does Femi keep coming back home?

I warned you, didn't I?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nonsense that makes sense.

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I am so angry right now. I was looking for a video, a correct original one, of Duncan Mighty's Dance For Me to post on the blog but no show. The pile of crap I saw instead was so disappointing, I no fit even fit try to manage am!!!

Yep, like a million years after, I am still feeling Dance For Me.

Nwa mara mma
Were ama meri'iwe, oin
The way u dey whine am make me dey soji
eh your behind
I neva see d kind girl wey fine pass u
Anytime u pass me for road na war....

Ati be be lo jare.

I so love the song and when the radio is yarning dust (dat is when all those OAP are over-talking in their fake accents and the advert don dey over-too much) I switch to it on my phone.

But come o, much as I like the song, e come they bring to mind all these rubbish but catchy phrases wey Nigerian musicians dem dey put for their songs these days. One of the worst culprits na Timaya.

Every song wey him wan sing na Dem Mama. Wetin do dem Mama again?
Just cos you made their mother popular in one song, does not mean you should over bore us with her true story in two other albums and about another bijillion other songs plus including features for other people songs.

The other people wey they piss me off pass na those two rasta, unnecessary sunglasses wearing, bling-bling flashing mouth makers, KCPresh.
Funny enuff, I like that their song, Sokori bobo. Shey I talk say the rubbish words are catchy. Abi na the tune dey dey catchy. As in everytime wey I hear the song, na so I go just bend down dey put my hand, dey comot am from inside my thighs (okay this sounds rawer than it actually looks in real life but you get the picture naa). Sha, na so I go just dey Sokori bobo abi na Sombori bobo.

Wetin be the meaning of sombori sef?! At least if dem want make we dey follow dem dey sing dia rubbish dem suppose dey tell us the meaning in case say we dey use style dey curse ourselves.

And den the faded-hair one, Tony Tetuila. Pleeze, dude, u try too hard. Retire!
Ah mean, Do-re-mi?
What's dat?!!!

Then ones wey I feel kill pass, Artquake. Give up guys, u just didn't make it in music!
Alanta? *Pish!*


But I dey enjoy the songs dem sha. Rubbish or no rubbish. If you see where I dey dance Alanta- dey open all my mouth, dey grab my chest.


But seriously, I wish thy'll make sense and sing songs with real lyrics and not just catchy choruses.
After wey u don sombori abi na sokori finish, wetin come remain for the song?
It's good lyrics that keep u remembering a song for years to come.
Chorus? After today no more. You sing am today den when there is notin of substance following it, u quickly forget it and move on to the next catchy chorus with the banging beat.

Sha, na so we like our Nigerian musicians sha.
After all as D'banj said and proved, u don't really have to make sense to make a hit song.

Someone should therefore advise people like Faze and Nomoreless, all those arty (real?) musicains still trying to make sense but raking no real money. At least Faze bin try wit him Kolomental but, yet still...

Nonsense is the way ma people!
Abi how una check am naa!

Monday, August 3, 2009

And the walls come down!

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From the end (or the beginning depending on your direction) of the Iganmu bridge down to Okoko and probably beyond, the walls are coming DOWN!

And trust Nigerians, these sentimental ___:

"It'd not fair"
"how dem want make these people survive?"
"See market o!"
"See person market!"
"this government is wicked!"

blah blah blah

Of course, there are some amongst us that actually use the brain that we have been blessed with for rational thought.

"They were warned."
"Government has promised to compensate them"
"That is if you have C of O."

And the one that just killed me:

"I swear if to say na me get this building, dat fest time wey dem talk say make dem comot, I fo don sell the building tey tey. By now I go dey enjoy my money while pesin wey I sell am to go dey cry."

Man, I finish for laff. Igbo sense.

"They [the government of Lagos state] want to build a 10 lane road, five on each side, including rails."
"They will build it into Benin."
"Na IMF give dem money"
"Ecowas don dey give dem money tey tey."

I confuse for the money matter area. Who is actually funding the thing?

"See oh, na oyibo dey destroy am. U no say we, our Nigerians no go fit handle tha machine"
"Hey, Volvo don go!"
"See Eleganza o!"

"Dem no touch Signal Barracks."
"E be like say na only Lagos state dey do the ting."
"Which time Nepa go comot?"

"Oceanic bank na him fest comot for Coker."
"Wat about these petrol stations naa?
"Dem dey give dem time. U no say e no easy to remove pipe."
"Where dem wan relocate dose ones go? Petrol station go need to dey for Express. Abi how people go wan take buy fuel?"

Ask me? I mean, I wonder too.

Eh yah.

But it would become a real Express road... we hope.

"Na so dem go start, next thing, dem go leave the road."
"Dem no fit!"
"Dis fashola dey try o!"
"Fashola na wiked man! See as he just dey destroy everything for Lagos dey make people life difficult."
"Him don talk say anybody wey no like am make him come collect 3000 naira use go back to village."
"3000 naira. how 3000 naira wan carry person go village."

Ask ABC and co.


All comments are as heard on the different coaster, danfo and BRT I plied all through last week.

Personally, I think he is doing a good job. And I think what the so-called sentimentalist don't realise is that-
1. Lagos-Badagry Express road, is actually an Express road and making it a real one, would reduce all those incessant hold-ups at Orile, Alaba, Mile 2, Iyanoba, Volks and Okoko.
Meaning say dem wan clear all those winches and wizards (according to MC Obj and him I-traffic reporters for Go-Slow Yarns) wey dey block road for those areas."
2.-
Okay, I've got only one point.

But I hope say dem go remember to build pedestrian fly-overs.
No be say Lagosians like to dey use am but me wey love my life I pray dey do especially residential areas like Festac, Amuwo Odofin, Orile, Satellite etc.

And I am also wondering about all the accumulated debris. where would dey all go to? Would dey be put into building the roads? Or what?!!! It won't make sense to have all those stuff lying around.

Sha make dem sha build the road make we see.

I can't wait to enter Train. I fit add am to my list of Public Transport Wey I don Enter for Lagos. As for ferry, e go tey before u catch me inside, life jacket or not. I no fit imagine falling inside all this shit water wey surround the whole Lagos.

Sha later my people.
 
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