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FA CUP RESULTS

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Alexis Sanchez made a goalscoring return to Arsenal to set Manchester United on their way to a fourth-round FA Cup win which makes it eight straight wins for interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Sanchez has struggled to produce his best form since swapping Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford a year ago. However, he was at his sharpest to take Romelu Lukaku’s superb reverse pass in his stride and round Petr Cech to give United a 31st-minute lead.

Lukaku was the creator again two minutes later as Jesse Lingard’s precise finish doubled United’s advantage; and even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back before the interval, Solskjaer’s side was always in control.

United keeper Sergio Romero’s superb save from Aaron Ramsey at the start of the second half was crucial in keeping Arsenal at bay and United were rarely troubled afterwards.

Arsenal’s cause was not helped by injuries to key defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny; substitute Anthony Martial wrapping up United’s latest success when he pounced after Petr Cech could only palm out Paul Pogba’s shot with eight minutes of normal time left.

TRANSFER NEWS

Alvaro Morata has joined Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea.

Morata completed his medical with Atletico on Sunday before finalising a deal to take him back to the club where he started his youth career.

Atletico are scheduled to face two of Morata’s former clubs in the next month – with games against Real Madrid (February 9 – La Liga) and Juventus (February 20 – Champions League).

FA CUP RESULTS

Alexis Sanchez made a goalscoring return to Arsenal to set Manchester United on their way to a fourth-round FA Cup win which makes it eight straight wins for interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Sanchez has struggled to produce his best form since swapping Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford a year ago but was at his sharpest to take Romelu Lukaku’s superb reverse pass in his stride and round Petr Cech to give United a 31st-minute lead.

Lukaku was the creator again two minutes later as Jesse Lingard’s precise finish doubled United’s advantage – and even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back before the interval, Solskjaer’s side were always in control.

United keeper Sergio Romero’s superb save from Aaron Ramsey at the start of the second half was crucial in keeping Arsenal at bay and United were rarely troubled afterwards.

Arsenal’s cause was not helped by injuries to key defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny; substitute Anthony Martial wrapping up United’s latest success when he pounced after Petr Cech could only palm out Paul Pogba’s shot with eight minutes of normal time left.

Chelsea 3 vs 0 Sheffield

Wednesday, Callum Hudson-Odoi scored in what could be his last game for Chelsea as they beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the FA Cup fourth round.

Wednesday had a penalty award overturned by VAR in the first half at Stamford Bridge after Ethan Ampadu was adjudged to have won the ball ahead of Joey Pelupessy (23), before Chelsea scored from a penalty of their own moments later through Willian (26).

Chelsea doubled their lead through Hudson-Odoi (64), who has handed in a transfer request amid interest from Bayern Munich. The 18-year-old producing a fine turn and finish inside the box for only his second Chelsea goal.

Willian celebrates scoring a penalty with Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta
Willian added a third late on (83) with a fine curling finish to give Chelsea safe passage into the fifth round, for which the draw will be held on Monday evening after 7pm.

Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut following a loan move from Juventus, while Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu also earned starts.

Controversy followed a slow start as Andre Marriner awarded the visitors a penalty for Ampadu’s apparent foul on Pelupessy, but the VAR Graham Scott replayed the incident, showing Ampadu got the ball and the Wednesday man had kicked his heel.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic in action against Sheffield Wednesday
As per VAR overturn rules, the game restarted with a drop ball rather than a corner for Wednesday, and Chelsea went up the other end to earn a penalty of their own as former Blues midfielder Sam Hutchinson kicked Cesar Azpilicueta.

It went to VAR again, but the foul was clear, and though Willian had offered the ball to Higuain to take the spot-kick, the debutant unselfishly allowed the Brazilian to slot home for 1-0.

Adam Reach hit the outside of the post with a miscued cross in the second half, but that was as close as Wednesday got to getting on the scoresheet, with Hudson-Odoi then doubling Chelsea’s lead.

Picking the ball up from Andreas Christensen inside the box, Hudson-Odoi expertly turned Morgan Fox, and though Keiren Westwood got a hand to his left-footed effort he could not keep it out.

Gonzalo Higuain made his debut for Chelsea against Sheffield Wednesday
Higuain was given an ovation for a decent, if unspectacular, debut on 80 minutes, and his replacement Olivier Giroud had a part to play in the third. Willian played a one-two with the Frenchman inside the box, before curling a fine effort past Westwood into the far corner.

FA CUP RESULTS

Alexis Sanchez made a goalscoring return to Arsenal to set Manchester United on their way to a fourth-round FA Cup win which makes it eight straight wins for interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Sanchez has struggled to produce his best form since swapping Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford a year ago but was at his sharpest to take Romelu Lukaku’s superb reverse pass in his stride and round Petr Cech to give United a 31st-minute lead.

Lukaku was the creator again two minutes later as Jesse Lingard’s precise finish doubled United’s advantage – and even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back before the interval, Solskjaer’s side were always in control.

United keeper Sergio Romero’s superb save from Aaron Ramsey at the start of the second half was crucial in keeping Arsenal at bay and United were rarely troubled afterwards.

Arsenal’s cause was not helped by injuries to key defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny; substitute Anthony Martial wrapping up United’s latest success when he pounced after Petr Cech could only palm out Paul Pogba’s shot with eight minutes of normal time left.

Chelsea 3 vs 0 Sheffield Wednesday, Callum Hudson-Odoi scored in what could be his last game for Chelsea as they beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the FA Cup fourth round.

Wednesday had a penalty award overturned by VAR in the first half at Stamford Bridge after Ethan Ampadu was adjudged to have won the ball ahead of Joey Pelupessy (23), before Chelsea scored from a penalty of their own moments later through Willian (26).

Chelsea doubled their lead through Hudson-Odoi (64), who has handed in a transfer request amid interest from Bayern Munich. The 18-year-old producing a fine turn and finish inside the box for only his second Chelsea goal.

Willian celebrates scoring a penalty with Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta
Willian added a third late on (83) with a fine curling finish to give Chelsea safe passage into the fifth round, for which the draw will be held on Monday evening after 7pm.

Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut following a loan move from Juventus, while Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu also earned starts.

Controversy followed a slow start as Andre Marriner awarded the visitors a penalty for Ampadu’s apparent foul on Pelupessy, but the VAR Graham Scott replayed the incident, showing Ampadu got the ball and the Wednesday man had kicked his heel.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic in action against Sheffield Wednesday
As per VAR overturn rules, the game restarted with a drop ball rather than a corner for Wednesday, and Chelsea went up the other end to earn a penalty of their own as former Blues midfielder Sam Hutchinson kicked Cesar Azpilicueta.

It went to VAR again, but the foul was clear, and though Willian had offered the ball to Higuain to take the spot-kick, the debutant unselfishly allowed the Brazilian to slot home for 1-0.

Adam Reach hit the outside of the post with a miscued cross in the second half, but that was as close as Wednesday got to getting on the scoresheet, with Hudson-Odoi then doubling Chelsea’s lead.

Picking the ball up from Andreas Christensen inside the box, Hudson-Odoi expertly turned Morgan Fox, and though Keiren Westwood got a hand to his left-footed effort he could not keep it out.

Gonzalo Higuain made his debut for Chelsea against Sheffield Wednesday
Higuain was given an ovation for a decent, if unspectacular, debut on 80 minutes, and his replacement Olivier Giroud had a part to play in the third. Willian played a one-two with the Frenchman inside the box, before curling a fine effort past Westwood into the far corner.

Man city 5 vs Burnley 0
Manchester City made it 29 goals without conceding in their 5-0 FA Cup victory over Burnley to secure their berth in the last-16 of the competition.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for his eight goal in five games before Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne got their names on the scoresheet at the Etihad.

Kevin Long then put through his own goal before conceding a penalty, with substitute Sergio Aguero added the Blues’ fifth of the afternoon five minutes from time.

City beat Burnley by the same scoreline in the Premier League earlier this season and were ruthlessly efficient against Sean Dyche’s side to maintain their perfect start to the New Year.

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino remains the last player to register against the Blues, on January 3, as Pep Guardiola’s side continue their challenge for four trophies this season.

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TAKE ALL THE PRAISE BY EBEN “SOUTH AFRICA INVASION!”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TAKE ALL THE PRAISE BY EBEN “SOUTH AFRICA INVASION!”

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Like seriously, the first time I heard this song (audio), I did not know it was sung by a Nigerian, “I just dey feel the song dey go.” So, since it was already included in the song to be reviewed in January 2019, I searched for the video on YouTube, it was then I discovered that it was sung by one of Nigerian’s Finest Gospel artiste- Eben. However, this is the South African Invasion. Take a gander at the lyrics to the song below, trust me when I say we have all complete lyrics word to word here…

LYRICS TO THE SONG “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN

INTRO

South Africa make some noise Wooooooooh

Jam those hands together

Common

VERSE 1

I have come to give back to you. Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (Keep clapping)
I have come to give back to you (oh oh). Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord.

(Can I get a witness up in here tonight. Sing; I have come to give back to you)

Backup singers repeat Verse 1

I have come to give back to you (What is your agenda, what did you come here to do, say it) I have come to say thank you Lord (Lift those hands. Is anybody grateful here tonight)
I have come to give back to you (oh Lord, yeah yeah, I have come to say thank you Lord). I have come (Oh Lord) to say thank you Lord. Oh Lord! lift those hands, take all the praiseeee

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Yes I have come to say thank you lord

(Jam those hands together, you know the song already. Common, common, let me hear you scream South Africa)

VERSE 2

I have come to lift up my hands (I wanna see some hands in this place). I have come to say thank you Lord (Lift those hands wherever you are)
I have come to lift up my hands (Wave those hands If you are grateful like I am grateful, wave those hands, say thank you). I have come to say thank you Lord (Let go, take all the praaaaaise)

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Wohohoho)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (You deserve) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Taaaaake)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Oh Lord, I have come to say thank you lord

(Wohwohwohwoh, common sing!)

VERSE 3

I have come to give you a shout. Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (Give him a shout of praise wherever you are).
I have come to give you a shout (Jam those hands together, where are they). Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (I need everybody to jump, jump, jump, jump)

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Common, lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Taaake, you deserve; give it to him) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaaise
I have come to say thank you lord

Just one more time, wave those hands, take all the praaaaise…

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Wohohohoh)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (you deserve) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Yeahhh)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
I have come to say thank you lord

Let me hear you scream

CHORUS

Take all the praise aaaaise
Take all the praise aaaaise
Take all the praise aaaaise you deserve.

Take all the praise (Speaks in tongues)
Take all the praise aaaaise
Yes, I have come to say thank you lord

(Give him a shout in this place)

DURATION: 5:40 seconds

THE REVIEW

This is another very inspiring song! Soul lifting too!

Lyrically, the song comes in three verses all in four lines. The verse 1 was however repeated. There is no pre-chorus just the chorus which was sung five (5) times.

Here is the song’s arrangement – Intro-Verse 1- Verse 1-Chorus-Verse 2-Chorus-Verse 3- Chorus- Chorus- Chorus/Outro

This is a well arranged song. The words flowed well. The lyrics are succinct but are meaningful however. The vocabulary is an everyday word, no big vocabulary or new words that make one rack his or her brain for the meaning of the word. The artiste sang in English.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I have come to give back to you” Eben is not only thankful to God for all he has done for him, but he is also giving back to the lord for his immense goodness upon his life. He is giving back to the lord his time, devotion, money, service in return for God’s wonders, goodness, love and increase upon his life.

In the chorus, “Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise” the artiste is extremely thankful to the lord for all he has done in his life. He acknowledges God’s handwork in his life and gives him praise in return.

In the verse 2, “I have come to give back to you” the artiste is still thankful to God for all he has done for him, but this time around he lifts his hands in worship to emphasize how thankful he is.

In the verse 3, “I have come to give you a shout” the artiste is still thankful to God for all he has done for him, but this time around he shows that with a shout. More like a loud shout of exultation and victory for God’s wonders upon his life

WHAT DOES THE SONG “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN MEAN

The song basically talks about how extremely thankful the gospel artiste- Eben is to God for what he has done in his life. So in order to show how grateful he is to God, he gives back to God in terms of his substance, time, talent, devotion, praises and also with a shout of joy.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

No big vocabulary, all are everyday words

Give-back: Means to return

Praise: Honour, commendation

COSTUME

Contumely! They were all looking angelic in their white. They were all wearing white from head to toe, their shoes, cloth even their teeth was white #Winks.

For the shoes, I love the lady on high heels more than those on the low shoes!

SOUND

I don’t know if Eben’s band made up of 6 people (Four ladies 2 guys) are Nigerians or they are South Africans, but whichever, they sang melodiously. It is a slow-tempo song. The major instruments used were the piano, guitar, drums and they all enhanced the beauty of the song. There was consistency in the style of rhythm. Verse one had four lines likewise verses 2 and 3.

Their voices are unified, as in they sang in unison I believe.

A very tuneful song!

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I don’t know who recorded the video, but whoever did recorded poorly. How can you be cutting people’s head and showing their body alone; it is poor video recording.

But aside that, I love the singer- Eben himself, he was more expressive and spirit filled than his backup singers. It looked like they were honouring God with their lips while their hearts were far away from God.

JUST WONDERING

At times, when you raise your voice, you tend to shine your eyes also…just saying

South African invasion? He could have just learnt one word or a sentence in their language and added to the song…

Watch the video here

Take all the praise- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dgTV33pTA

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO “HABA! NAILS AS DECORATION, IS THIS FASHION OR WHAT?”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO “HABA! NAILS AS DECORATION, IS THIS FASHION OR WHAT?”

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That moment you are doubting God’s love in your life and you wake up to this particular line in Mercy’s song “Jesus, you love me too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o”; it gives you the re-assurance that God loves you and even excessively.

Excess love is one dope gospel song by Mercy Chinwo. I used to think it is “Chinwe” but a closer look at her name displayed on the screen, I am able to tell that it is “Chinwo” not “Chinwe” What does that mean though? Any idea the Igbo speaking people of Nigeria, kindly fill me in

Moving on, like you know, we always want you to take a gander at the lyrics before the major review, enjoy the lyrics below…

LYRICS TO THE SONG: EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO

INTRO

BEATZZZ

VERSE 1

Your love is kind, your love is patient.
You fill my heart, with so much peace and joy. You’re amazing. You make my life feel brand new (2X).

CHORUS

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh oh; too much o, too much o, excess love o

VERSE 2

Your love is kind, your love is patient.
You fill my heart (Yeah), with so much peace and joy. You’re amazing (Eheh). You make my life feel brand new. All your promises are yea (Yeahhh) and amen. You’re not a man, you never lie.

CHORUS

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh oh; too much o, too much o, excess love o (Oh, oh oh oh oh)

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

BRIDGE

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Your love for me im too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Toooo too much oh oh oh oh, Jesus o, you love me o, that you gave your life for me

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

What manner of love is this, what manner of love is this, that you, gave it all for me oh God

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me, you love me, you love meeeeeee

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much oooh eh, Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh oh

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Who am I that you are mindful of me eheh, who am I that you gave it all for me

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Too much o,too much o, too much o, excess love o

Eheheh, Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh, you love me too much oh oh oh oh

Unconditional love you have for me, elohi elohi masa…

You saved it all for me

Thank you for loving me too much o; unconditionally

OUTRO

Thank you for loving me too much o (3X)
You love me too much o

DURATION: 6 MINUTES 34 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY OSE IRIA

INTRO INSTRUMENTALS– 28 SECONDS

EeZee Conceptz

THE REVIEW

Nna Mhen, this song di (is) long, but not boring though. “Excess love” by Mercy Chinwo is one song that indeed moves me and spurs me to keep on appreciating God’s immense love for me and for mankind generally, because indeed, if not for his love and grace; human beings would have greatly perished.

Mercy Chinwo was one of those that took part in the Season 2 of Nigerian Idol sponsored by Pepsi and Etisalat (Now 9mobile) in 2012- Wikipedia says.

The song “Excess love” is not her first song but it happens to be the most popular though. The song is so soul-lifting. It has a way of reinstating the lost hope you have in Christ. I mean, if God has excess love for you, there is no way he will leave you to condemnation.

Moving on, Lyrically, the song comes in two short verses. The verse two is a repetition of verse 1 the only difference was that the last line was changed “All your promises are yea (Yeahhh) and amen. You’re not a man, you never lie”

However, the two verses come in four lines. The chorus took a chunk part of the song; it was sung repeatedly, it was basically the only predominant thing in the song. It was however not boring but melodious. The chorus “Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o” was sung eight times, aside the one she sang in the bridge

The bridge lasted for about three minutes; from 3:57 – 6:34

The song is indeed meaningful, inspiring and soul lifting. The lyrics are original and can be associated to the singer alone as I have never heard such lines from other artistes before. It is a well written and arranged song. Though the song is lengthy, but it is solely because of the chorus that was repeated frequently. Each line flows well into another line and also flows well with the rhythm. She sang in English

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “Your love is kind, your love is patient” Chinwo Mercy describes the love the most high God has for the world and the people therein, including her, as kind and patient. God’s love is enduring; he is compassionate and not cruel like man. She also says God makes her over happy and peaceful; as in he gives her overflowing joy and peace. She calls God a marvelous God because her life feels brand new. He has washed away her sins; she is now like a new creature without sin, guilt, doubt or fear; old things have passed away.

In the chorus, “Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o” the artiste says the love Jesus has for her is so much that it is even surplus.

The verse 2 is the same with verse1, the only line that is different is “All your promises are yea (Yeahhh) and amen. You’re not a man, you never lie” the artiste says Jesus never reneges on his words like men that promise but do not keep to their promises; he will do that which he has promised to do. He brings his words to actuality and doesn’t tell a lie which is common to men.

In the bridge, “Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o” the artiste shows reverence to God and emphasizes God’s love. She says what he has done and what he keeps doing. She is in awe of God’s love for her. The lord is sensitive to her desires and he is always concerned about her.

MEANING OF THE SONG “EXCESS LOVE” BY MERCY CHINWO

To know what the song ‘Excess love” means, let us start by defining the word “Excess”. According to the “#English” dictionary, excess means beyond sufficiency or limit or exceeding what is usual. Love on the other hand by the same dictionary is a profound and caring affection towards someone.

Hence the song excess love by Mercy Chinwo means that God’s love upon her life and that of mankind is excess, surplus, over-abundant, superfluous, overflowing; basically, all the synonyms of excess.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Excess: Surplus; too-much, overflowing

Unconditionally: Without condition, no buts, not give and take…

To renege– Means to go back on one’s words or to fail to fulfill a promise. To fail to do what you said you would do; to renege on something.

LOCATION

The video was shot in Nigeria. Indoor scenes were used majorly for the shoot; a studio precisely.

COSTUME

So contumely! She was really radiating in the fabrics. Or should I say I could see the glory of God truly radiating in her. She wore a black lace gown, a sky-blue lace gown, a wine satin gown and a white satin gown. Her jewelries her also beautiful and indeed complemented her outfit. Well costumed indeed!

SOUND

It is a slow-tempo song. The major instruments used were the piano and guitar; these made the song pleasant to the ears. The drum was later introduced in the second verse though. There was also consistency in the style of rhythm. Verse one had four lines likewise verse 2. The singer chose a memorable line for the chorus which was accompanied with a memorable beat.

I don’t know if she was the only singer, but if there were back-up singers, I totally love their voices; so united. As in, they all sang in unison. They did not go screechy, not that they tried to raise the key though. She was quite expressive with her lyrics too.

A melodious song indeed!

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I was enjoying the video, until I just saw nails everywhere. Why all the nails if I may ask? Was it used to hold the decoration or it is fashion? Okay, if it is former it should have been hidden and if it is the latter, I really don’t like this type of fashion.

Infact, at some point, I thought it was displayed to show that Jesus was nailed to the cross, but there is no line in the song referring to how Jesus was nailed to the cross. Even if there was one, that wouldn’t be the way to go about it. Anyway, that is by the way, but the video is cool except the nails that were so glaring.

Yeah, that reminds me, also at some point it was like the light was about to blind my eyes; excessive lightning or something. But then, Mercy’s ability to be expressive helped in covering all flaws. She was so very expressive. I love the scenes with the white background more. She was well styled in terms of cloth, make up and jewelry.

Mercy Chinwo was styled by 1st Blax

OSE IRIA FILMS

JUST WONDERING

  • Why those nails
  • Why was the name of her stylist written in faint letters

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Excess love VIDEO- https://youtu.be/oe7pnImcgaI

NJOY!

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 153)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 153)

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: FROZEN/DASKARAWE; HEART/ ZUCIYA, ZUCIYATA; IF/IDAN; OPEN/BUDE; IS/SHINE

ENG: YOU ARE FROZEN IF YOUR HEART IS NOT OPEN

HAUSA: KUNA SUNE DASKAREWA, IDAN ZUCIYA SHINE BABU BUDE

 

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IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

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THE SONGS ON OUR CATALOGUE ARE “EXCESS LOVE” BY MERCY CHINWO AND “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN; KINDLY STAY WITH US

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MOVIE REVIEW: CRAZY RICH ASIANS “SO FUNNY THAT I…”

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Oh sugar, that Peik, that Peik (Acted by Akwafina) “Oh, what a being” she practically made me laugh all through the movie. As in this film is so funny and has got my 32 teeth shining. I love their dialogue or should I say choice of words. I love the dialoge in the scene where Eleanor (Acted by Michelle Yeoh) called Rachel Chu (Acted by Constance Wu) an American Chinese and also that scene where Nick told his mum that whenever she called, it was usually because there was an issue.

The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” is a romantic comedy. Just like the title of the movie, it was about the wealthy family of Young and Khoo; they were the richest in the whole of Singapore. The heir to the Young conglomerate- Nick (Acted by Henry Golding) and the heir to Khoo conglomerate- Collins Khoo (Acted by Chris Pang) happened to be best of pals since “napping” like Nick said.

Now, Collins was planning to get married to another societal lady- Araminta (Acted by Sonoya Mizuno) and Nick his best friend happened to be his best man. Nick invited his girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) for the wedding, who was not from a wealthy background but had overtime created wealth for herself by being the youngest Professor of Economics in the University she lectured. Nick planned on introducing Rachael to his whole family. However, on getting to their place in Singapore, Rachael found out that Nick had hidden his wealthy background from her which did not go down too well with her as she felt he was trying to test her.

When Nick finally introduced Rachael to his mum- Eleanor Young (Acted by Michelle yeoh) , she was not comfortable with Nick’s choice of bride as she felt Rachael Chu was more of an American than a Chinese since she grew up there. She felt Rachael would have the traits of those Americans-ambitious and wont let go of her post as an Economic professor to settle down with her son Nick Young in Singapore. She saw Rachael as an hindrance to her son returning home to take over the family business. She therefore made Rachael’s stay in Singapore uncomfortable in order to register her disapproval of her relationship with Nick.

But Nick was not about to let go of his true relationship with Rachael and start searching for another girl who would love him for who he is and not what he is even though his mum refused to release the family ring….

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I love this movie. I love their acting; well interpreted by the actors. Michelle Yeoh’s expression was expressionless from the beginning to the end of the movie to show her disapproval of her son’s relationship with Rachael. However, when Eleanor finally approved of their relationship and released the family ring, she still did not loosen up, she was not smiling, she was still carrying that stern look; that I have an issue with.

I love the way they really emphasized how gist or information traveled fast.

I loved every music played in the movie. It was also clear the number of days, months or years that had gone after a particular scene. Great movie indeed!

SOME INTERESTING DIALOGUES WITH FUNNY EXPRESSIONS

  • @ 1 hour 14 minutes when Peik Lin (Acted by Akwafina) pointed at Rachael Chu (Acted by Constance Wu) emphasizing what Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) had said to her “As in you, you…”
  • @ the 50 minutes of the movie when Ah Ma (Acted by Lisa Lu) asked Nick (Acted by Henry Golding) if he ate at all because she felt he was skinny and Nick replied that he was skinny because he missed her cooking.
  • @ the 30 minutes when Peik lin was taking selfies during the Youngs’ dinner party; seriously everything about her was just funny.
  • @ 8 minutes 54 seconds Nick: Hey mum, is everything okay, Eleanor: Does something have to be wrong for me to call? Nick– (Smiles) Yea, usually Eleanor: Hahaha very funny
  • @10 minutes 12 seconds, Rachel picked a blue and white dress as the cloth she would wear to meet Nick’s family but her mum told her it was for Chinese funerals. Her mum picked a red gown and said it symbolized good fortune and fertility.
  • @11:09, when Kerry Chu told her daughter Rachael that she may come back with a souvenir indicating ring.
  • @ 11 minutes of the movie when Rachael said to her mum “ I am so Chinese”
  • When Mr. Goh (Ken Jeong) told those twins to eat their nuggets so that they do not get skinny like Rachael @ 29 minutes 48 seconds- Lol

  • @ 50 minutes 44 seconds, when Grandma Ah Ma said I would teach you how to make dumplings when there are not so many craning necks around… Hahaha

Costume wise

  • Terrific!

Sound wise

  • Superb

Just thinking

  • Philips was invisible all through the movie, they could at least added the means of communication..
  • @ 15minutes of the movie, how come Rachael told Nick that she remembered Astrid (Acted by Gemma Chan) I thought she did not know anything about Nick’s family at all
  • Where does it happen that an employer sells a property without telling the employees about the new ownership prior to the new owners surfacing. It is smh; that particular scene aint realistic!
  • @15 minutes of the movie when Rachel Chu (Acted by Constance Wu) said “Astrid is someone I want to be like when I grow up” I was like seriously- are they not about the same age if not age mate. With her utterance, one would think she was still sucking milk from her mother’s breast. I mean that is what primary school children usually say, not even secondary or university would say that. Not to talk of a graduate and a professor of Econs in a big University. I think they should have edited that part.
  • Personally, if I am dating a guy, I would check his profile on Social media, not to know how rich he is, but probably to see his lifestyle or how people see him. So what happened to that of Rachael and Nick… Perhaps they were both not a social media person. Well that is possible.
  • Sincerely, I have never watched a Chinese film where they were reading the bible, this is the first @7 minutes 51 seconds
  • Should Eleanor be proud to say that her son was dating a lot of girls @8 minutes of the film
  • Meanwhile, I am wondering who this guy is; the guy staring at Astrid in the last scene.

Confusing scene(s): I don’t seem to understand the last scene why Astrid was staring at some other guy, where they lovers before? I mean there was never a scene she reminisced about any guy, the only person in her oblongata was just Michael. .

Overall rating for CRAZY RICH ASIANS

  • STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending
  • SOUND: Superb!
  • DIALOGUE: The characters really flowed well
  • CHARACTERS: Familiar faces and new faces
  • SCREEN PLAY: Good
  • SHOTS: Bright shots although there were some blurry images
  • LOCATION: Terrific!

REMARK: It is an Asian movie with little or no blunder. I could feel the synergy among the casts; like they were really related. It is also a funny film, now, that Peik Lin (Acted by Akwasfina) really got me laughing all through the movie.

  • RATE: 8/10

CAST

MICHELLE YEOH ACTED AS ELEANOR YOUNG; CONSTANCE WU ACCTED AS RACHEL CHU; HENRY GOLDING ACTED AS NICK YOUNG; GEMMA CHAN ACTED AS ASTRID YOUNG TEO; LISA LU ACTED AS AH MA; AKWAFINA ACTED AS PEIK LIN GOH; HARRY SHUM JR. ACTED AS CHARLIE WU; KEN JEONG ACTED AS WYE MUN GOH; SONOYA MIZUNO ACTED AS ARAMINTA LEE; CHRIS PANG ACTED AS COLIN KHOO; JIMMY O. YANG ACTED AS BERNAND TAI; RONNY CHIENG ACTED AS EDDIE CHENG; REMY HII ACTED AS ALISTAIR CHENG; NICO SANTOS ACTED AS OLIVER T’SIEN; JING LUSI ACTED AS AMANDA LING; PIERRE MNG ACTED AS MICHEAL TEO; KRIS AQUINO ACTED AS PRINCESS INTAN; TEXTING GOSSIP GIRL:STEPHANIE AUTEUNG

SCREENPLAY BY PETER CHIARELLI AND ADELE LIM

BASED ON THE NOVEL CRAZY RICH ASIANS BY KEVIN KWAN

MUSIC BY BRIAN TYLER; MUSIC SUPERVISOR: GABE HILFER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: TIM CODDINGTON, KEVIN KWAN, ROBERT FRIEDLAND, SIDNEY KIMMEL,

CO PRODUCER: ANDREW FISCHEL; ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: JANICE CHUA

PRODUCED BY NINA JACOBSON (PGA), BRAD SIMPSON (PGA),JOHN PENOTTI (Pga)

DIRECTED BY JON M CHU

AN ELECTRIC SOMEWHERE PRODUCTION/A JON M CHU FAMILY

DURATION: 2 HOURS

YEAR: 2018

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