(+ LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: FOR MY HEAD BY MR. P (WHAT A BACKGROUND…!)


Not everybody is actually skilled at reviewing songs. Certainly, unskilled ones will find it difficult to review this kind of song and an artiste like Mr.P, because they have been blindfolded with intense sentiment. “Oh, he left his twin brother. Oh, he can’t make it. Oh, he is just a dancer. Oh, for their head (na for their head im dey, wetin no concern them; drinking panadol for another person’s headache)” So they end up not reviewing the song justly rather they say thrash when they are reviewing his songs. Some have not even played the song o, but they have joined the rubbish talkers in their rubbish talk.
Why? Simply because Mr.P isn’t with his twin brother again. Bullshit! Michael Jackson, Beyonce and so many others all left their group and were not condemned; it is only in Nigeria an artiste decides to go solo, and they are quick to throw arrows (the arrows plenty eh) at the person. So, the question I ask such people is, if Dangote was under someone or his uncle forever, would he have achieved what he has today and the fame. Beyoncé is obviously more blessed now than when she was with Destiny’s child.

In essence, don’t let sentiment cover your sense of reasoning and make you biased. Mr..P is a solo artiste now likewise his twin brother- King Rudy, forget that he was part of a group; they can always do something together or make up later in the future, but for now, Mr. P is a solo artiste. So, this is the song I picked from my catalogue of songs; ‘For my Head’ by Mr.P. For those that may want to spit out after the review, you are free to do that or you may as well swallow it back; my review is not based on sentiments. Free your mind and view the song first here….

Lyrics to ‘For My Head’ by Mr P (Peter Okoye- Psquare)
Intro…
This of course is a hit maker. Mr P! Another one, yoh P, see, listen…
Verse 1
Shey you tell me say you gimmie love oh
You tell me say you no go let me fall oh (Let me fall oh, baby oh)
If I need am you go gimmie touch oh. Baby please open up your heart oh
I go die for you, I go cry for you, I no lie for you, give it all for you,
I dey craze for you, elevate for you, I go mad for you baby, meditate on you uh uh


Chorus
The gbese ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh. (For My Head oh)
Pop the Moet ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh. (For My Head oh)
Gucci, Prada, ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh. (For My Head oh)
Everything ‘For My Head oh’ baby, aiii
Hook
Bio bio bio, baby oh, my baby oh…do do rima do
Baby, bio bio bio, my baby oh, chai, my baby oh, everything for my head oh baby

Verse 2
Ikebe ‘For My Head’ oh
The way she dey ask for the boss, e dey scatter my brain oh {scatter my brain oh}
Chop the banana and anything you want oh. No no no no, I no fit take it all alone oh
The way you touching body, when you do that thing, want to migrate me, shey you use magic? (2x)


Chorus
The gbese ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Pop the Moet ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Gucci, Prada, ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Everything ‘For My Head oh’ baby, aiii
Hook
Bio bio bio, baby oh, my baby oh…do do rima do
Baby, bio bio bio, my baby oh, chai, my baby oh, everything for my head oh baby
Bio bio bio, my baby oh, my baby oh, everything ‘For My Head’ oh baby oh
…………………………………………………………………………………

I go die for you, I go cry for you, I no lie for you, give it all for you.
I go craze for you, elevate for you, I go mad for you baby, meditate on you uh uh oh
Chorus
The gbese ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Pop the Moet ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Gucci, Prada, ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Everything ‘For My Head oh’ baby, aiii
………………………………………………………………………………………………
Bio bio bio, baby oh, my baby oh; do do rima do

THE REVIEW
The music “For My Head” by Mr.P talks about the length at which Mr.P can go to satisfy the woman he loves which he emphasized in the “Chorus”. In essence, the girl should name her price or all she wants; everything will be on his head no matter how costly they are.
So, the first time I watched the video, what captured my attention was the terrific colour palette(no colour confusion. The background was awesome and it synced with the costumes of the dancers which all made the video interesting to watch; lively. Great lighting I must also say there, which is what some video directors lack as well. I couldn’t just get my eyes off the dance steps which flowed well with the beatz…. This song, even though has a lot of dance steps is more of a sing-along tune; the beat may not be the kind that would ginger fans to get up on their feet and dance.

This is a beautiful song with a very beautiful video, though the verses are sleepy. It is not the usual fast beat you hear all the time; this is RnB. So, I heard some people said, the video doesn’t tally with the lyrics of the song and that there is no girl he specifically showed that he will die for. Such people need to wash their faces, clean their eyes and then use an eye drop before re-watching the video, because Mr.P actually approached a lady and sang to her..

Just thinking
• I think we have had enough of “chop banana”, it is a cliché. It was totally unnecessary in the song. Can there be other words? I can assure you that a primary school child can decipher that when two adults make use of ‘banana’ in their conversation.
• Nice chorus but Sleepy verses- verse 2 is a proof
• So, I wonder what more people want from Mr. P in his solo career? Wait, were they expecting him to have a ‘Celine Dion’ voice or what? That doesn’t guarantee one being a successful musician, you can ask….

The video was directed by Unlimited L.A
Duration: 3:46
Year: 2017
Location/Background: Terrific
Costume: Terrific
BeatZZZZ: Terrific (especially that ‘ta ta- pon pon’ sound)
Lyrics: Eyes rolling!
Costume: A beautiful costume that illuminated the set.
Video: Terrific with breathtaking dance steps

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IYANYA, REEKADO BANKS, SOUND SULTAN, TERRY G, KOREDE BELLO, NINIOLA AND MANY MORE TO THRILL THE CROWD ON…



This Friday, December 1st, 2017, top acts in the Nigerian music industry will be at the Arena, Radio Lagos/ Eko Fm premises, Agidingbi Ikeja, Lagos for the 5th season of the Eko radio show party. The musicians expected to perform at the show include, Iyanya, Sound Sultan,Reekado Banks, Terry G, Kiss Daniel, Niniola, Solid Star, Korede Bello, Ycee, Humble Smith, Black Face, Small Doctor, CDQ, Neo Phlames, Junior Boy and loads of artistes.

Eko FM head of Programs, Mrs. Anike Salako, said the Eko Radio Party is an avenue to celebrate presenters, Djs, marketers, producers for what they have acjieved from the beginning of the year- January to the end- December. It is also an avenue to celebrate not only the workers in eko fm, but their business partners all through the years.
The Eko FM 2018 radio party show is in collaboration with the Lagos state government.

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STAR BOY MAKES THE 2018 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION LIST!



Here is the full list of nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards:

GENERAL FIELD
Record Of The Year:
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Album Of The Year:
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Song Of The Year:
“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels SZA


POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — P!nk
“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) — Michael Bublé
Triplicate — Bob Dylan
In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey
Evolve — Imagine Dragons
Rainbow — Kesha
Joanne — Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

DANCE/ELECTRONIC FIELD
Best Dance Recording:
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
“Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” — Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” — Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair
Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso
CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL FIELD
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
What If — The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit — Alex Han
Mount Royal — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre — Antonio Sanchez
ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go To War” — Nothing More
Best Metal Performance:
“Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” — Body Count
“Forever” — Code Orange
“Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
“Clockworks” — Meshuggah
Best Rock Song:
“Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Blood In The Cut” — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
“Go To War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
“The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)
Best Rock Album:
Emperor Of Sand — Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Villains — Queens Of The Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album:
Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Humanz — Gorillaz
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast — The National
R&B FIELD
Best R&B Performance:
“Get You” — Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA
Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Laugh And Move On” — The Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones|
“All The Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music
Best R&B Song:
“First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
“Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
“Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6LACK — 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd
Best R&B Album:
Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel The Real –Musiq Soulchild

RAP FIELD
Best Rap Performance:
“Bounce Back” — Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“4:44” — Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” — Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
Best Rap/Sung Performance:
“PRBLMS” — 6LACK
“Crew” — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA Featuring Travis Scott
Best Rap Song:
“Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
“Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer,
songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
“HUMBLE.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Sassy” — Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
“The Story Of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
Best Rap Album:
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
“Body Like A Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Losing You: –Alison Krauss
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use A Love Song” — Maren Morris
“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
“You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland
Best Country Song:
“Better Man” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
“Body Like A Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
“Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album:
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

NEW AGE FIELD
Best New Age Album:
Reflection — Brian Eno
SongVersation: Medicine — India.Arie
Dancing On Water — Peter Kater
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 — Kitaro
Spiral Revelation — Steve Roach
JAZZ FIELD
Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
“Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist
“Dance Of Shiva” — Billy Childs, soloist
“Whisper Not” — Fred Hersch, soloist
“Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist
“Ilimba” — Chris Potter, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Uptown, Downtown — Bill Charlap Trio
Rebirth — Billy Childs
Project Freedom –Joey DeFrancesco & The People
Open Book — Fred Hersch
The Dreamer Is The Dream — Chris Potter
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
MONK’estra Vol. 2 — John Beasley
Jigsaw — Alan Ferber Big Band
Bringin’ It — Christian McBride Big Band
Homecoming — Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
Whispers On The Wind — Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge
Best Latin Jazz Album:
Hybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter — Antonio Adolfo
Oddara — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Outra Coisa – The Music Of Moacir Santos — Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Típico — Miguel Zenón
Jazz Tango — Pablo Ziegler Trio

GOSPEL/ CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Performance/Song:
“Too Hard Not To” — Tina Campbell
“You Deserve It” — JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
“Better Days” — Le’Andria
“My Life” — The Walls Group
“Never Have To Be Alone” — CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
“Oh My Soul” — Casting Crowns
“Clean” — Natalie Grant
“What A Beautiful Name” — Hillsong Worship
“Even If” — MercyMe
“Hills And Valleys” — Tauren Wells
Best Gospel Album:
Crossover: Live From Music City — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams
Best Roots Gospel Album:
The Best Of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 — The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus — Larry Cordle
Resurrection — Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope — Reba McEntire
Hope For All Nations — Karen Peck & New River

LATIN FIELD
Best Latin Pop Album:
Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:
Ayo — Bomba Estéreo
Pa’ Fuera — C4 Trío & Desorden Público
Salvavidas De Hielo — Jorge Drexler
El Paradise — Los Amigos Invisibles
Residente — Residente
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):
Ni Diablo Ni Santo — Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda
Ayer Y Hoy — Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Momentos — Alex Campos
Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas — Aida Cuevas
Zapateando En El Norte — Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)
Best Tropical Latin Album:
Albita — Albita
Art Of The Arrangement — Doug Beavers
Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Gente Valiente — Silvestre Dangond
Indestructible — Diego El Cigala

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD
Best American Roots Performance:
Killer Diller Blues — Alabama Shakes
Let My Mother Live — Blind Boys Of Alabama
Arkansas Farmboy — Glen Campbell
Steer Your Way — Leonard Cohen
I Never Cared For You — Alison Krauss
Best American Roots Song:
“Cumberland Gap” — David Rawlings
“I Wish You Well” — The Mavericks
“If We Were Vampires” — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
“It Ain’t Over Yet” — Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White
“My Only True Friend” –Gregg Allman
Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks
Best Bluegrass Album:
Fiddler’s Dream — Michael Cleveland
Laws Of Gravity — The Infamous Stringdusters
Original — Bobby Osborne
Universal Favorite — Noam Pikelny
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] — Rhonda Vincent And The Rage
Best Traditional Blues Album:
Migration Blues — Eric Bibb
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Roll And Tumble — R.L. Boyce
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train — Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Blue & Lonesome — The Rolling Stones
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm — Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Recorded Live In Lafayette — Sonny Landreth
TajMo — Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’
Got Soul — Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Live From The Fox Oakland — Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Folk Album:
Mental Illness — Aimee Mann
Semper Femina — Laura Marling
The Queen Of Hearts — Offa Rex
You Don’t Own Me Anymore — The Secret Sisters
The Laughing Apple — Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Best Regional Roots Music Album:
Top Of The Mountain — Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers
Ho’okena 3.0 — Ho’okena
Kalenda — Lost Bayou Ramblers
Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand [Live] — Northern Cree
Pua Kiele — Josh Tatofi

REGGAE FIELD
Best Reggae Album:
Chronology — Chronixx
Lost In Paradise — Common Kings
Wash House Ting — J Boog
Stony Hill — Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Avrakedabra — Morgan Heritage
WORLD MUSIC FIELD
Best World Music Album:
Memoria De Los Sentidos — Vicente Amigo
Para Mi — Buika
Rosa Dos Ventos — Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Elwan — Tinariwen
CHILDREN’S FIELD
Best Children’s Album:
Brighter Side — Gustafer Yellowgold
Feel What U Feel — Lisa Loeb
Lemonade — Justin Roberts
Rise Shine #Woke — Alphabet Rockers
Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents Around The World — Ladysmith Black Mambazo

SPOKEN WORD FIELD
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry — Neil Degrasse Tyson
Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen
Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter — Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo
The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher
COMEDY FIELD
Best Comedy Album:
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

MUSICAL THEATER FIELD
Best Musical Theater Album:
Come From Away — Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Dear Evan Hansen — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Hello, Dolly! — Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Baby Driver — (Various Artists)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 — (Various Artists)
Hidden Figures: The Album — (Various Artists)
La La Land — (Various Artists)
Moana: The Songs — (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
Game Of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer
Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)
“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (‘Fifty Shades Darker’)” — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Zayn & Taylor Swift)
“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common)

COMPOSING/ ARRANGING FIELD
Best Instrumental Composition:
“Alkaline” — Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
“Choros #3” — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” — Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
“Three Revolutions” — Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
“Warped Cowboy” — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:
“All Hat, No Saddle” — Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
“Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can” — John Williams, arranger (John Williams)
“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” — Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
“Ugly Beauty/Pannonica” — John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
“White Christmas” — Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:
“Another Day Of Sun” — Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)
“Every Time We Say Goodbye” — Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes Featuring Jane Monheit)
“I Like Myself” — Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
“I Loves You Porgy/There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon For New York” — Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater And The Count Basie Orchestra)
“Putin” — Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

PACKAGE FIELD
Best Recording Package:
El Orisha De La Rosa — Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz)
Mura Masa — Alex Crossan & Matt De Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)
Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition) — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
Sleep Well Beast — Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)
Solid State — Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton) Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:
Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta — Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)
Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014) — Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
May 1977: Get Shown The Light — Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)
The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)
Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares — Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)

NOTES FIELD
Best Album Notes:
Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble With The Truth — Wayne Bledsoe & Bradley Reeves, album notes writers (Various Artists)
Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition — Ted Olson, album notes writer (Various Artists)
The Complete Piano Works Of Scott Joplin — Bryan S. Wright, album notes writer (Richard Dowling)
Edouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Inventor Of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute — David Giovannoni, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings — Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)
Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams — Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)

HISTORICAL FIELD
Best Historical Album:
Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta — Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955 — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)
Leonard Bernstein – The Composer — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)
Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa — Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams — Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
Every Where Is Some Where — Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat & Tony Maserati, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (K.Flay)
Is This The Life We Really Want? — Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies & Darrell Thorp, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Roger Waters)
Natural Conclusion — Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins)
No Shape — Shawn Everett & Joseph Lorge, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (Perfume Genius)
24K Magic — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes
Best Remixed Recording:
“Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)” — Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
“Funk O’ De Funk (SMLE Remix)” — SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
“Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)” — Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
“A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)” — Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
“You Move (Latroit Remix)” — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)

SURROUND SOUND FIELD
Best Surround Sound Album:
Early Americans — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra And Choir)
So Is My Love — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
3-D The Catalogue — Fritz Hilpert, surround mix engineer; Tom Ammermann, surround mastering engineer; Fritz Hilpert, surround producer (Kraftwerk)
Tyberg: Masses — Jesse Brayman, surround mix engineer; Jesse Brayman, surround mastering engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)

PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD
Best Engineered Album, Classical:
Danielpour: Songs Of Solitude & War Songs — Gary Call, engineer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Kleiberg: Mass For Modern Man — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies — Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Tyberg: Masses — John Newton, engineer; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
Producer Of The Year, Classical:
Blanton Alspaugh
Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Morten Lindberg
Judith Sherman

CLASSICAL FIELD
Best Orchestral Performance:
Concertos For Orchestra — Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches — Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
Debussy: Images; Jeux & La Plus Que Lente — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 — Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Best Opera Recording:
Berg: Lulu — Lothar Koenigs, conductor; Daniel Brenna, Marlis Petersen & Johan Reuter; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
Berg: Wozzeck — Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus)
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs De Perles — Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecień, Matthew Polenzani & Nicolas Testé; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Handel: Ottone — George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic & Lauren Snouffer; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D’Oro)
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel — Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina & Kira Loginova; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus)

Best Choral Performance:
Bryars: The Fifth Century — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing)
Handel: Messiah — Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)
Mansurian: Requiem — Alexander Liebreich, conductor; Florian Helgath, chorus master (Anja Petersen & Andrew Redmond; Münchener Kammerorchester; RIAS Kammerchor)
Music Of The Spheres — Nigel Short, conductor (Tenebrae)
Tyberg: Masses — Brian A. Schmidt, conductor (Christopher Jacobson; South Dakota Chorale)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:
Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas, Op. 1 — Arcangelo
Death & The Maiden — Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Divine Theatre – Sacred Motets By Giaches De Wert — Stile Antico
Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann — Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich
Martha Argerich & Friends – Live From Lugano 2016 — Martha Argerich & Various Artists
Best Classical Instrumental Solo:
Bach: The French Suites — Murray Perahia
Haydn: Cello Concertos — Steven Isserlis; Florian Donderer, conductor (The Deutsch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)
Levina: The Piano Concertos — Maria Lettberg; Ariane Matiakh, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 — Frank Peter Zimmermann; Alan Gilbert, conductor (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)
Transcendental — Daniil Trifonov
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:
Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas — Philippe Jaroussky; Petra Müllejans, conductor (Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann & Juan de la Rubia; Freiburger Barockorchester)
Crazy Girl Crazy – Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig)
Gods & Monsters — Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist
In War & Peace – Harmony Through Music — Joyce DiDonato; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)
Sviridov: Russia Cast Adrift — Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Style Of Five Ensemble)

Best Classical Compendium:
Barbara — Alexandre Tharaud; Cécile Lenoir, producer
Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Kurtág: Complete Works For Ensemble & Choir — Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Guido Tichelman, producer
Les Routes De L’Esclavage — Jordi Savall, conductor; Benjamin Bleton, producer
Mademoiselle: Première Audience – Unknown Music Of Nadia Boulanger — Lucy Mauro; Lucy Mauro, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition:
Danielpour: Songs Of Solitude — Richard Danielpour, composer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Higdon: Viola Concerto — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Mansurian: Requiem — Tigran Mansurian, composer (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)
Schoenberg, Adam: Picture Studies — Adam Schoenberg, composer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
Zhou Tian: Concerto For Orchestra — Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD
Best Music Video:
“Up All Night” — Beck
“Makeba” — Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” — Jay-Z
“Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
“1-800-273-8255” — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
Best Music Film:
“One More Time With Feeling” — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“Long Strange Trip” — (The Grateful Dead)
“The Defiant Ones” — (Various Artists)
“Soundbreaking” — (Various Artists)
“Two Trains Runnin’” — (Various Artists)
SOURCE: VARIETY

The Weeknd, 220px-The_Weeknd_August_2017a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer, was also nominated for the Best Urban Contemporary Album, for his 2016 Album “Star Boy”

GRAMMY NOMINATION LIST FOR 2018 EDITION IS OUT AND JUST ONE NIGERIAN ARTISTE…


In the nomination list, Jay-Z led the Grammy race with eight nominations, followed closely by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar with seven, in a striking embrace of hip-hop for the music industry’s top prizes.

Jay-Z, who has won an impressive 21 Grammys over his career but has never before been nominated in a major category as a solo artist, is up for Album of the Year for his “4:44” as well as for Record and Song of the Year. “4:44” marked a return to music by the 47-year-old multi-millionaire after years focused on business ventures. The album put on display an unusually vulnerable Jay-Z, who acknowledged his infidelity to wife Beyonce, revealed his mother’s closet struggles as a lesbian and tackled the state of US race relations.

Lamar’s seven nominations came for “DAMN.,” an album which switched back to a more traditional hip-hop style after the 30-year-old Los Angeles native’s experiments with jazz, electronica and spoken word. Bruno Mars, the fun-loving funk revivalist, also fared well with six nods including Album of the Year for his “24K Magic.”

“Despacito,” the viral hit that tied for the most weeks ever on top of the US singles chart despite being in Spanish, was nominated both for Record of the Year, which recognizes the overall performance, and Song of the Year, which honors the songwriter. If it triumphs, “Despacito” would again make history as the first song in a language other than English to win in either category since Italian songwriter Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu” — popularly known as “Volare” after its chorus — at the very first Grammys in 1959.

The Recording Academy, which consists of more than 13,000 music professionals, will vote to decide the winners who will be unveiled at the annual Grammys gala on January 28. The ceremony will take place in New York, Jay-Z’s hometown, to mark the awards’ 60th edition after 14 years in Los Angeles.

– First time hip-hop dominates –

The awards mark the first time that the majority of nominations for Album of the Year, the most prestigious prize, hail from the world of hip-hop. The breakthrough comes after years of criticism about how little the entertainment industry recognizes African American artists. In the past, only two rap-dominated albums have won Album of the Year.

In 2016, Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” — a widely acclaimed album that featured an unofficial anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement — controversially lost to Taylor Swift’s “1989.” And at the last Grammys in February, Adele expressed embarrassment over winning Album of the Year for “25” over Beyonce’s experimental and narrative-rich “Lemonade.” This time, Swift was only nominated in two side categories, although her chart-topping new “Reputation” came out too late for consideration for Album of the Year.

Ed Sheeran, who has enjoyed nominations annually since 2013, was also shut out in the major categories despite the strong commercial performance of his latest album “Divide.” And Katy Perry, the world’s most followed person on Twitter, was completely absent as her latest album “Witness” struggled to match the impact of her earlier hits.

Among other rappers, Childish Gambino — the stage-name of comedian Donald Glover who infuses funk and psychedelic R&B into his hip-hop — is up for Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

– Lorde sole woman for album –

Lorde is the only woman in contention for Album of the Year with “Melodrama,” the 21-year-old New Zealander’s sophomore work, a dance-pop exploration of the challenges of adulthood.

The contenders for Best New Artist include the quickly emerging young singers Alessia Cara and Khalid, who are also nominated for Song of the Year for the anti-suicide track “1-800-273-8255” — the title refers to a US telephone helpline.

Also up for Best New Artist are the fast-charging rapper Lil Uzi Vert, prolific songwriter turned breakout pop star Julia Michaels and the innovative R&B singer SZA.

In classical music, Dmitri Hvorostovsky — the Russian baritone and sex symbol of the operatic world — received a nomination a week after his death at age 55 from a brain tumor.

The spoken word category features audiobooks by several figures beloved of the entertainment industry including rock legend Bruce Springsteen, left-wing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and late “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher.
SOURCE: NAN

Though the 2018 Grammy nomination list is out, and just one Nigerian musician is not on the list this time. The 60th Grammy Awards will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on the 28th of January on CBS.

NO SELLING OF HANDOUTS! COVENANT UNIVERSITY WARNS…


The Chairman, Covenant University (CU) Publication Committee, Prof. Solomon Oranusi, says the university has zero tolerance for the sales of handouts by lecturers to students in order to fight intellectual theft and plagiarism.

Oranusi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the feat achieved by the university, despite its young age, was as a result of due diligence to academic research and excellent teaching methodology.

His words “It is zero tolerance, that is, there is nothing like lecturers selling handouts to their students in Covenant University; you don’t try it; and as for textbooks, we don’t produce just any kind. We run textbook publication of international standard.”


“We are not producing any textbook for our students to use; we produce for other authors who want to publish materials, in the university. All the textbooks we use in CU must meet the standard set out by the international standard committee on publications.”

Oranusi, who is a Professor of Microbiology, said the policy of no sale of handout had earned the university the reputation in the publishing sector.
He added that it was a form of hard-earned quality control.

“Books must pass through academic reviews; through this committee, before we send them to reviewers outside the university. The reviewers give their result before any decision can be taken on a book, which is finally sent to the International Standard Desk for ratification before publication.”

SOURCE: THE NATION

IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, LEAVE THE KITCHEN…



So, yesterday, it was all over the news that a certain young man ‘Adejo Olaoluwa’, a 32 year old Lagos indigine murdered his wife Maureen Adejo. He tortured her first with a belt and then cut her with a matchete. It didn’t end there,he later forced a local insecticide, ‘otapiapia’ down her throat.

Olaoluwa’s 5 year son- Richard Adejo had been the one who revealed the gory details in an interview. Read his words here….

“I am Richard Adejo. I am five years old. My daddy beat my mummy with a belt; machete her here (shows arms), machete her here (shows legs). He used the belt on her here (points at face); forced my mummy to drink otapiapia (insecticide). My daddy took my mummy away.

My daddy said my mummy should get out of the house. My mummy said no. In the night, my daddy woke my mummy up and said, ‘Mosquito is too much, let me go and buy otapiapia’. My daddy forced my mummy to drink it. She shook her head. She vomited.

“My daddy slapped my mummy. My mummy did not do anything to him. My daddy gave her one blow. My daddy kicked her. My daddy told her to get out of the house and carry her load. Small blood came out. My daddy slapped her, kicked her, machete her, blow her, and put otapiapia in her mouth and in the food.”

Olaoluwa’s case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.


HMMM! So, after I read this story, I was terrified, not just for myself, but for the 5 year old Richard Adejo that witnessed such evil incident, and I am wondering what exactly will be on his mind and what he thinks of his father now. I am also wondering how he will get those images off his head, so he doesn’t end up traumatized.

So, I learnt that Olaoluwa Adejo was working with a certain bank but was fired. So he relied on his wife’s little income and whenever she doesn’t have the money to give to him, it is always trouble. Apparently, he was not expecting to be fired from a job he got just few months ago.

Observation
I have overtime noticed that people just want to experience good days only with constant flow of money and material things, forgetting that there are bound to be challenges someday. They spend as they see. ‘For their mind’, nothing can happen to their job, income etc; they just relax.So, when the challenges come, they fret and let it over power them; hence they either turn to murderers, liars, robbers etc.

My advice
Don’t let challenges turn u into a monster. You can overcome them. Even, “Olowo, Ndi we Ego, Rich people,” dem get challenges too.
In essence, be satisfied with what u have, and if u want more, work hard to get ‘the more’ in the right way.

I hope this message gets to that next man attempting to kill his wife, and to that woman, about to kill her husband because of challenges or whatever reason.
Like Majid Michael said in a movie “If the heat is too much and you can’t handle it, then leave the kitchen.”
#AFTERGOD,NAONLYU,FITSAVEYOURSELFO.
#ITSOFFICIALDEVILDONENTERTHEWORLD.
#AFTERGODNAONLYUFITSAVEURSELFO.

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 29)


Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…
ENGLISH/TURANCI

ENG: DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH
HAUSA: KUNA JIN TURANCI

ENG: NO, I DON’T
HAUSA: A’A, BAN YI BA

ENG: YES, I DO
HAUSA: EH, NA YI

YOUTHS AREN’T GOOD LEADERS…


Everybody has been clamouring ‘change’, ‘change’ and ‘change’. We want the youths to take over.

Over and over again, it keeps playing in my ears; it is like a song on repeat “Youth take up the mantle of leadership’ and again “Youth take up the mantle of leadership”. But how ready are these youths? And if they finally take up the mantle, can they handle it?

Five signs that they may not be able to lead well

They are too scared

People who ought to be movers and shakers of the economy are too scared to take a step. They have what it takes to take up the mantle and put things in the right way, but no, they are too scared. They don’t want to take a step. In their mind, “the devil you know, is better than the devil you don’t know”, so they had rather stick to where they are getting ‘a designer bone’, there by forfeiting the real pot of chicken already set aside for them.

They can’t control emotions
They find it hard to control their emotions. Rather than argue or talk based on concrete facts, the argue based on their emotions. They do not understand others as well as themselves. They are quick to react to words that they feel hurt them; though they may later regret what they had done. They are quick to give an outburst response to people that say or do what they do not like.

Usually Malicious
Today’s youths are extremely malicious (some of them though), especially in religious places.

Rude
This is very popular among the youths. Some do not want to be corrected when they are doing wrong acts. If someone corrects them, they may end up insulting such person. Some of them aren’t just polite.

They are extravagant
Today’s youth just want to be spending, spending, spending; buying, buying and buying; and not saving, saving and saving. They had rather consume rather than invest.
Perhaps, they have been able overcome the above, then they are ready to lead…

Article by Ogefash’s Styl Media House.

SYNOPSIS TO THE MOVIE : TRUE DREAMS



CAST
OMA NNADI ACTED NNEKA
YVONNE JEGEDE ACTED AS NZUBE
ONNY MICHEAL ACTED AS CHIJIOKE
JERRY WILLIAMS ACTED AS MARCUS/JUSTIN
DARLENE ODOGBILI ACTED AS KAMBILI
OKEY ZUBELU ACTED AS NNAMDI
SUZAN ZAYAT ACTED AS VERA
PHYL DANIELS ACTED AS OLANNA
OGINI CONSTANCE ACTED AS CHIOMA
PRISCILLIA ETEIH ACTED AS MAMA MARCUS
MAMA CHIJIOKE ACTED AS AMAKA OBIWULU
CHIBUZOR EZEH ACTED AS MATHIAS
SPENCER ETEIH ACTED AS PASTOR

SCREENPLAY: DARLENE ODOGBILI
OKEY ZUBELU


ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: OKEY ZUBELU
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: DARLENE ODOGBILI
AMAKA EGBA
CHIOMA ODOGBILI
PRODUCER: DARLENE ODOGBILI
DIRECTOR: OKEY ZUBELU OKOH

SYNOPSIS TO TRUE DREAMS
A YOUNG VILLAGE GIRL- KAMBILI (DARLENE ODOGBILI ) DREAMS A LOT AND THEY COME TRUE. ONE DAY,SHE DREAMS ABOUT HER RICH AND EDUCATED FUTURE SPOUSE, MARCUS (JERRY WILLIAMS). EVEN WITHOUT MEETING HIM IN REAL LIFE; KAMBILI TURNS DOWN OTHER SUITORS IN THE NAME THAT SHE IS ALREADY IN A RELATIONSHIP AND REALLY LOVES THE PERSON. ON THE DAY SHE FINALLY SEES MARCUS SHE GASPS. HE IS NOT RICH AND HIS EDUCATION IS SPONSORED BY HIS BIG COUSIN- CHIJIOKE (ONNY MICHAEL)WHO HAS PLANS TO MARRY KAMBILI. MARCUS ON THE OTHER HAND DEVELOPS HATRED FOR KAMBILI FOR MAKING HIS COUSIN DESPISE HIM. WHAT IS THE FATE OF KAMBILI? WILL HER DREAMS BECOME REALITY OR JUST REMAIN A DREAM? FIND OUT IN THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE.

PLOT
A young lady- Kambili (DARLENE ODOGBILI) is dreaming about a guy- Marcus (JERRY WILLIAMS). In the dream she is in a sweet relationship with Marcus. They do a lot together, like go for a lovely photo shoot, have fun together and live together, but Marcus still doesn’t propose to her. Kambili still sticks around Marcus hoping that one day he will propose. When Marcus’s mother comes to visit her son (PRISCILLIA ETEIH), she is against their relationship, which doesn’t go well with Kambili, so she kills Marcus’s mother. Kambili’s friend in the dream Vera (Suzan Zayat) encourages her to be patient that Marcus will propose one day;probably on her birthday. On her birthday, Marcus gives her a terrific treat and surprises her but not with a ring, but a lovely bracelet; Kambilii is disappointed. Vera joins the yet to be married couple in their celebration. Kambili is awoken by her uncle Nnamdi (OKEY ZUBELU) who pours a drink in her mouth after seeing her in an awkward position when sleeping. Uncle Nnamdi accuses her of being lazy and loving to sleep , and then askS her to sweep the compound.

Nnamdi is with a wealthy chief (NO NAME)in their compound. He promises Chief that his niece- Kambili will marry him. He tells the chief to quickly build a beautiful house for his family since he will soon be an in-law. Nnamdi calls Kambili and introduces her to the chief as her future husband. But she turns the man down outrightly.
Kambili’s mum (NO NAME) wants Kambili to go to the market. Kambili tells her mum that she is not happy about how her uncle- Nnamdi is bringing suitors she doesn’t to marry. She tells her mum that she is already in a relationship with a wonderful, caring, handsome and rich guy by the name Marcus (the guy in her dreams) and that he will soon come and see her mother. Kambili’s mother is partially pleased to hear that.

Kambili on her way to see her friends comes face to face with Vera (SUZAN ZAYAT); the best friend in the dream she had some time ago and this makes her exclaim Jesus! She calls her by the name she bears in the dream and immediately runs to hug her, but the lady is embarrassed as she has never seen Kambili in her life before. She immediately corrects Kambili and tells her that her name is Tega and it is her first time in the village. Tega tells Kambili that it is her friend’s wedding that’s why she is in the village. Kambili directs her to the address promising to join her at the traditional wedding, but Tega is indifferent. Tega discharges Kambili and she goes to meet her friends. Her friends Nzube (YVONNE JEGEDE) and Nneka (OMA NNADI) are not happy about the way she embarrassed the lady. Kambili tells her friends about her dream. She reminds both of them of her dream about their family which did come through. Kambili pleads with Nzube to sew a cloth for her that she wants to attend Tega’s friend’s wedding, but Nzube shuns her.


The next morning, Kambili goes to Nzube’s shop to pay for the cloth and then collect it, unfortunately Nzube didn’t take her serious and didn’t sew the cloth. Kambili is unhappy that Nzube didn’t sew the the cloth, so she leaves her shop in anger.

Kambili is ironing the cloth she wants to wear for the traditional wedding that Tega/Vera will also be attending. Her uncle-Nnamdi asks her if it is any of her close friends but she says no. Uncle Nnamdi not satisfied with her answer, gives her a lot of work to fill the drum of water and then pound yam for him; that makes her plans to go for the wedding futile.


Nnamdi goes to visit Nzube (Kambili’s friend) whom he is crushing on in her shop. Nzube is sceptical about talking to him. When Nnamdi demands to know how he can be of help to her, Nzube looks for an empty keg and sends him to fetch water for her. On his way, he stumbles on his niece, Kambili and immediately dodges her.
Kambili and her friend Nneka are on their way to the farm. Kambili tells her friend that she is going to marry an educated man and will wait for that educated man who will visit their village and ask for her hand in marriage. They stop by at a woman’s house to help her out in the farm, the woman initially doesn’t feel Kambili is capable because of the way she is dressed. She peeps on her when working and she is impressed with her work. She promises to marry her to her son- chijioke (ONNY MICHAEL) and the ladies leave afterwards.

Chief and his bodyguard arrest Nnamdi for all the money he has being collecting with the promise that his niece- kambili will marry him. Kambili’s mum comes out and begs on his behalf. Kambili also comes out from her house. The chief lets them know how he has been giving Nnmdi money including the recent 50 thousand naira. Kambili’s mum tells the chief to let Nnamdi work on his site as a way to pay his debt. The chief agrees to this. After chief leaves, Nnamdi remembers who made him borrow the money which is Nzube. He goes to her shop to demand for the money back but Nzube tells him outrightly that she wont return the money to him since he is wooing her. Seeing that he is not about to leave, she pushes him out of her shop.
Kambili tells her friend Nneka (OMA NNADI) about how her uncle is in trouble for collecting money from chief with the promise of making her marry him. Meanwhile Nnamdi is working on chief’s site, but he is tired so he sits down to rest. When chief and his body guard sight him, they forcefully push him back to work.

Kambili’s mum tells Kambili to dress up that a suitor and his family are coming around, Kambili obeys her mum reluctantly. It’s the family of the woman that had earlier promised Kambili that her son- Chijioke will marry her. Their cousin Justin (JERRY WILLIAMS) is also with them who happens to be the man Kambili had seen in her dream as her husband, so as soon as she sights him, she rushes to hug him, oblivious that he is not the one who wants her hand in marriage at that moment. Chijioke’s family leave the house in disappointment. Chijioke beats his cousin Justin, thinking he is secretly dating Kambili. Kambili’s mum and uncle are unhappy with her.


Kambili tells her friends- Nzube and Nneka what happened. Her friends are unhappy with her as well.
Chijioke and his mum (AMAKA OBIWULU ) are not happy with Nneka. They feel she didn’t tell them everything about Kambili, if she did, the shame would have been avoided. Nneka still tries to make them understand that Kambili is a responsible person, but that annoys them more.
Kambili on her way to the stream finally meets face to face with the man in her dream- Marcus/Justin and she falls flat on the floor. Her dream man- Marcus is irritated and asks her what she wants from him threatening to deal with her if she doesn’t talk. She tells Marcus/Justin about her dream but he is not convinced, rather he is irritated that his uncle’s plan to send him to America for his masters is not feasible again after the incident that happened in Kambilli’s house.

Nneka and cousin Chijioke sight Nzube and stop for introductions. Nzube finds out that Chijioke is an illeterare and that makes her see the reason Kambili may not be interested in him. Chijioke drives off leaving both friends. Nzube tells Nneka that Chijioke is an illiterate so can’t win Kambili’s heart, but Nneka tells her that what matters is that he is rich and caring.
Nnamdi tells his sister that he has finally completed his work at chief’s site and that he has also employed him to be working with for him. They are both happy about it.
Kambili’s friends join her and they all chat pertaining marriage and what they want. Meanwhile, Chijioke’s mum and Kambili’s mum want Kambili to reconsider her decision about Chijioke but she is not interested


Kambili finally locates Marcus’s house in the village. Marcus’s sister- Chioma (OGINI CONSTANCE) tells her to leave them alone while Marcus does the same demanding to know what his offence is but Kambili just stares at him.
Kambili goes to meet Marcus and tells him that she will never bother him again since he thinks she is a mad woman. She tells him that he is different from the man she had seen in her dream. She tells Marcus/Justin that the man in her dream is hard working and will never rely on family for help. On Kambili’s way to the house, she sees Chijioke, tells him she’s coming from Justin’s house and immediately leaves him standing.
Chijioke has refused to help Justin/ Marcus again and even goes as far as cancelling his visa to go for his masters in another country. Marcus/Justin pleads with Chijioke and his mum, but they turn him down. Justin’s sister advices him to start up something on his own and he remembers what Kambili had said to him.

Chijioke takes Nzube and Nneka for shopping to the city and also shops for Kambili gifts for her birthday. They call Kambili and show her the gifts from Chijioke, but she turns them down and asks them to return the gifts, after which she walks away. Nneka tells Nzube that they should return it but Nzube decides to keep it for herself.
Justin/Marcus after applying for a job in different companies also applies for government agricultural loan. He plans starting a small scale farming while he awaits their response.
Nzube getting enticed by Chijioke’s money, tells him that she loves him. She tries to make him kiss her but he turns her down and pushes her away from his car. Nnamdi sees them and realizes her gimmick is what she is trying to use on Chijioke but it didn’t work out.

Nneka takes Nzube to another farm for tilling but immediately turns back when she notices that it’s Justin’s. Justin runs after her and pleads with her to forgive him and stay with him. Kambili agrees. After tilling, both Marcus and Kambili talk for a while afterwhich he walks her home.
Kambili and Justin/Marcus sit under the tree and get to know each other more. Kambili tells him that she will like to continue her secondary school education and then go to the university. Justin/Marcus promises to be helpful. Justin also tells her that he has to go for a two year training program but she is not happy that he will be leaving her for two years.
Justin proposes to Kambili after which they marry.

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THROWBACK MOVIE: THE GOOD WIFE


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THE GOOD WIFE
WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY: CHINNEY LOVE EZE PRODUCTION
DIRECTED BY OKEY ZUBELU OKOH

This film is wow! you will just have to love this movie which featured Frederick Leonard, Ayo Adesanya, Yvonne Jegede, Oma Nnadi, Daniel Llyod and so on. I couldn’t just stop laughing. Yvonne Jegede is certainly an excellent actress. I have never watched her movie before, but of course her name was always on the internet. So when I watched the movie ”True Dreams” and then “Good Wife”, I was anxious to know the name of the actress that really got me laughing and had unique acting skills- Lo and behold, I saw Yvonne Jegede.yvonne-jegede-2. Thumbs up dearie!

So, this movie is what you call “Odi very very interesting” in an Igbo man’s voice. A man (Fredrick Leonard) suddenly changes his attitude towards his wife (Ona Nnadi- she is another extremely good actress) after years of marriage. He turns her to a full house wife and would still not allow her go into business. Anytime he sees her with men, he accuses her of sleeping with them, he was just jealous. He hurt his wife emotionally, sexually, mentally and physically,but she endures the pains he keeps inflicting on her because of their 6-year old daughter. But, one day, his mistress shows up with pregnancy, and she couldn’t just endure it any longer. She went bizarre. All she could think of was leaving his house for safety and then find other ways to return and get her daughter. If you have not seen this movie, don’t dull, sharpily click here to watch
https://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2m4P9utfXAhWLuhoKHTxQC3EQtwIIUjAL&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DE223NKTS7dQ&usg=AOvVaw3CYT0wv4WwnOTI8DaenVYp

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 28)




Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…
INTELLIGENT/MAI BASIRA

ENG: I AM INTELLIGENT
HAUSA: Ni MAI BASIRA

NG: I AM NOT INTELLIGENT
HAUSA: NI BA MAI BASIRA

ADVERT REVIEW: COCA-COLA ELEVATOR ADVERT FEATURING BANKY W (TERRIFIC ADVERT JUST THAT BANKY W WAS…)



I totally love this advert. A very nice concept. Not many words were said in the advert between the hotel waitress and Banky W while they were in the elevator together.

So, at the beginning of the advert, a famous musician and Coca-Cola brand ambassador Banky W is surrounded by a lot of cameras.

Then the lady suddenly remembers that there are chilled bottles of Coke somewhere in the elevator (so, na who put am there; because really, I checked what the lady was carrying before taking the elevator and it was not part of the items she carried)

and shares it with her elevator mate,Banky W, unknown to her that she had actually just shared a Coke with a celebrity and a Coke ambassador.So they play, dance and chat together. Minutes later, some group of men fix the elevator problem and set both Banky W and the lady free after which she takes a selfie with Banky.

I love the advert- just that at the beginning of the advert, I sincerely thought Bannky W was a magician-if not that I knew him as a musician, I would have argued it with someone…

Just wondering
. I am wondering how the bottles of coke got to the elevator, if the waitress wasn’t the one that dropped them there, why then did she carry them along with her.

DURATION: 60 SECONDS (I MINUTE)

Great advert though, click to watch here

THE BREAK! AN ENTHRALLING STAGE DRAMA


‘The break’ portrays the nexus of true love and rejection. A story of devotion, temptation, disappointment and genuine sacrifice. Finding out the truth may sometimes be hurtful, but it pays to be ready for it.

Synopsis to the ‘Break’.

With great opportunities come greater responsibilities. Wuraola, the newest bride in town seems to have all the benefits she ever wished for, but something bizarre lingers still. She quickly reconsiders the limits of her self-indulgence as she entertains a new member to the party, in the search for the unseen. The aftermath calls for a dialogue between true friends.

Salulu, a charming young bachelor is in town at the right time. Who wouldn’t love to share a time with him? Even the wives and spinsters can’t keep their eyes off him, but he does have a message for everyone.

Eze and Seriki are friends with a loving husband. But how far would a man go for his friend?