RIP AISHA ABIMBOLA#OMOGE CAMPUS

Few hours ago, a friend of mine said to me “This actress is dead” without showing me her picture. So my reply was “Which actress again?” because I am still yet to fully recover from the news on Moji Olaiya’s death. When she eventually showed me her picture, I stood up in extreme shock. I initially didn’t believe her. As a matter of fact, I told her that it is probably a new movie she featured in and blogs are using tricky headlines to get traffic to their site, but I was proved wrong.

 

#AISHA ABIMBOLA IS DEAD! Can’t believe I just typed that, can’t believe that she would now be spoken about in past tense; can’t believe so many things. She was just 46 and this #breast cancer decided to snatch her from us while in Canada. Aisha was phenomenal. She was not the type of actress that you see in all movies that is because, she only featured in sensible movies. I remember that movie she acted as #Odunlade Adekola’s elder sister (I can’t remember the title again), they were royal kids. Odunlade misbehaved and went as far as raping a lady, but Aisha ABimbola fought for the girl rather than her brother…

OMG! She is actually no more

And some people are saying bloggers are making money off her death (Se oro ni ye?). For  Christ sake, she was a celebrity, if we don’t report her death, then who will?

#AISHAABIMBOLA sun re o! Olorun a fi orun ke!

RIP 

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Wanted! Female Artists & Photographers for the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition.#GTB

This is a call for budding female artists, painters and photographers to participate in the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition.

How To Enter Contest:

Registration is FREE. Send in your entries on the theme “The Elegance of the African People” via the website www.art635.gallery/daysofdorcas.

Requirements:

  • Get an accepted Art635 Artist onboarding Application to become a part of the Art635 Gallery.
  • Upload 3 photographs of 72 dpi with dimension not larger than 1200 X 1800 pixels.
  • The overall title of work and captions for each photograph.
  • Label each work with the artist’s name, date, title, caption and Days Of Dorcas (e.g.obu_peter_2_8_2017_myface_kitten_facenumber1_DaysofDorcas).
  • Year of production
  • A Motivational statement of not more than 300 words of why you want to attend the workshop.
  • Photographers must have full rights to the photos submitted.

A panel of judges will select twenty-five (25) participants who will attend a 6-day workshop, between 28th May, 2018 and 2nd June, 2018. At the end of the workshop, the winner and 1st runner-up will be rewarded with photography equipment worth the equivalent of N500, 000 and N250, 000, respectively.

The Days of Dorcas Photography Competition is a part of the Art635 Gallery, a GTBank Initiative launched to promote African art and culture, and the 6-day workshop will be facilitated by the following renowned Art Professionals;

  • TY Bello, celebrity photographer and philanthropist
  • Uche Okpa-Iroha, Founding member of Blackbox photograph
  • Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko, Founder of Camara-Studios
  • Bénédicte Kurzen, French photographer
  • Jumoke Sanwo, Video Art and Virtual Reality artist

Entries close on Thursday, 17th May, 2018. Click HERE https://635.gtbank.com/2018/05/wanted-female-artists-photographers-for-the-days-of-dorcas-photography-competition/ to register

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: ASSURANCE BY DAVIDO “THE WAY THEY BROUGHT OUT THEIR TONGUES MADE THEM LOOK LIKE…”

 

I don’t know what hold this Davido’s song has got on me ooh, but as I was just reading my bible, I found myself humming this Davido’s song titled “Assurance”. As I come dey fight the song commot for my mouth and mind to focus on his word, I just had to change the lyrics in my mind to “Lord, I have assurance in you and in your words” Well, that is by the way anyway. So Davido featured his current girlfriend- Chioma on this and he specially dedicated the song to her ahead of Chioma’s birthday. As usual, we already have the lyrics to the song– Assurance, enjoy.

 

ASSURANCE LYRICS

INTRO (BEATZZ)
Chei, speroach beat
Big bang bang. Biggie biggie, heavy heavy baby do you want me? Haba
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy “oh”, baby do you want me? Haba, yeah!

VERSE 1

You’re the one I want oh, before my liver start to fail
You’re the one I need oh, before cassava start to hail
And if I ever leave oh, make water carry me dey go
Far away, far a-wayyy

 

PRE-CHORUS

So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer
So I am looking for a sister (I am looking for her), Chioma my lover o
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer o

CHORUS

She say give me assurance, assurance
I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!
Assurance (oh no), assurance
I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!

 

BRIDGE

Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (Chei), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x   Big bang bang.            Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (oh), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x

VERSE 2

Love is sweet o, when money enter, love is sweeter
Pepper rest o, so brother man go gat the liver
Call Anita o, tell am make she come dey go far away, far a-wayyy, me I no dey do again

PRE-CHORUS

So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover
She enter Atlanta, she go cause disaster.
So I am looking for a sister (I am looking for her), Chioma my lover o
She go follow go Atlanta, dey cause disaster o

CHORUS

She say give me assurance, assurance
I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!
Assurance (oh no), assurance
I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!

 

BRIDGE

Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (Chei), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x   Big bang bang.            Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (oh), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x

PRE-CHORUS

So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer
So I am looking for a sister (I am looking for her), Chioma my lover o
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer o

CHORUS

She say give me assurance, assurance
I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!
Assurance (oh no), assurance
I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!

OURTRO
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me? haba “So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover”

Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me, haba? “She get the dollar, she dey wear designer”
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me? “So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover, haba”
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me, Haba? “She get the dollar, she dey wear designer”
Speroach beat
SONG DURATION: 4 MINUTES 7 SECONDS

VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

 

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Lyrically, the song comes in two extremely short verses. They are interesting verses’ Though I think the word “Lady” would have been more befitting than “sister” “So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover”

“She enter Atlanta, she go cause disaster. She go follow go Atlanta, dey cause disaster o” What exactly does that mean? Disaster looks too disastrous; abeg there are better words for a lady that draws people’s attention or that makes people over trip for her. I love the flow of words especially in the chorus. For the verse 2, he should have used another word for Money instead of “Pepper” as he is not only singing for the Nigerian audience but his international audience as well “Pepper rest o, so brother man go gat the liver”

Also, the lines in verse 1 are dependent on one another while that of Verse 2 are independent. “Love is sweet oo, when money enter is sweeter. Pepper rest o, so brother man go gat the liver. Call Anita o, tell am make she come dey go far away, far a-wayyy, me I no dey do again”. The lyrics of the song are however meaningful as they mean an assurance of Davido’s love for his girlfriend Chioma.

 

SO WHAT DOES THE SONG ASSURANCE BY DAVIDO MEAN?

Assurance is no doubt a love song where Davido featured his current real girlfriend- Chioma. Davido in this song expresses his genuine love for her promising never to leave her.

The dictionary definition of the word assurance, which Davido sang repeatedly in the chorus  “She say give me assurance, assurance. I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah! Assurance (oh no), assurance. I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!”  is a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise or an affirmation. So we can say the song “assurance” is Davido’s affirmation of his true love for his girlfriend- Chioma.

“Life-time insurance” on the other hand (according to Wikipedia) means insurance that pays a sum of money to you after a period of time, or to your family when you die.

However,  relating it to this song, Davido again his affirming that he and Chioma are going to be together for a long time; hence the word Lifetime. One of Davido’s insurance on his love for her is the Porsche he  acquired in her name. Aside bequetting Chioma with Material things as an assurance of his love for her, he also swore on his life “And if I ever leave oh, make water carry me dey go. Far away, far a-wayyy”

Also in assuring her of his love for her, he chases other women around him away. This he said in verse 2… “Call Anita o, tell am make she come dey go far away, far a-wayyy, me I no dey do again”. The above line shows that he truly doesn’t intend leaving her.

 

 

Davido gave his girlfriend- Chioma an assurance to love and be with her for a long time; though he didn’t sing it in the song he only sang “…I gave my baby girl lifetime insurance”

 

ABOUT ASSURANCE VIDEO

It is indeed an interesting video to watch; a video different from the conventional style Nigerian artistes like to do when shooting their videos; I am talking about the usual bar setting or situations where their videos are filled with girls shaking their bum. Assurance video is different. It is neither crowded nor filled with too many activities that end up confusing the audience. There are two major people in the video, Davido and his girlfriend Chioma except the carnival scene; which we don’t expect to be carried out by only the both of them. They were joined by other people in the last scene.

 

The video doesn’t really tell a story. It is just basically two love birds cruising around and catching fun. They start out with the road trip to having  jungle fun and then a carnival night where they join others in the dance floor.

The way Davido was doing the Shaku Shaku Dance while swinging that light was cool

This is definitely HD quality video

 

LOCATION

It was shot outdoor, a place looking like a jungle. There is also the highway scene and the carnival scene.

 

SOUND

Extremely tuneful

COSTUME

Just constume

 

JUST WONDERING

Why were they sticking out their tongue?

 

It is not sexy please, take it in mbok! The way they brought out their tongues, especially Davido, made them look like; hmm, okay oo, I reserve my comment.

 

How Davido was able to do the Shaku Shaku dance while swinging the light, that was cool.

WATCH VIDEO HERE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucVJrja8r6Q

 

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SOME DJ’S SHOULD BE ARRESTED!

 

SOME DJ’S SHOULD BE ARRESTED!

A Disc Jockey abbreviated as “DJ” is a person responsible for playing music to a live audience at occasions. In essence, they are responsible for their playlist. The truth is there is no occasion you go to that you don’t find them; whether birthdays, weddings, clubs, naming ceremonies, graduations and so on. These DJ’s alongside broadcast stations especially Radio, play songs a lot and no doubt make them popular.

As a matter of fact DJ’s make songs more popular than radio stations because they play songs non stop without any insertion unlike the latter where they have other programs like short drama, news, adverts or the presenters come on air to present…

(Story yi ti fe ma gun ju…) In a nutshell DJ’s play extremely vulgar songs and popularise them forgetting that the audience comprises different age groups. It is most unfair to assume that the audiences are all adult. Yesterday night was not funny at all in my area as the DJ repeatedly played series of vulgar songs where the artistes kept using the word “vagina, dick or he/she wants to fuck” without control of words or coding them, and they were spoken in Yoruba language, it was really very offensive. It is so endangering in an area where kids are many. If a musician doesn’t apply sense or use appropriate words while recording why then promote the song?

We are just destroying our current generation as well as future generation. If these DJ’s wont stop promoting these songs, they should be arrested or their license seized if they have any. This should also apply to the musician that owns the rubbish song.

(NOTE: THERE ARE ALSO LEWD CONTENTS ONLINE BUT YOU CAN SELECT WHAT U READ OR VIEW, BUT IT IS NOT THSESAME FOR DJ’s AS THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF THE SELECTION)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 87)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 87)



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…

ENG/HAUSA: THE/DA; CHAIR/KUJERA; BROKEN/KARYE

ENG: THE CHAIR IS BROKEN
HAUSA: DA KUJERA YA KARYE

ENG: THE CHAIR IS BROKEN
HAUSA: DA KUJERA BA KARYE