Monday, June 30, 2008

How can it be ...

How can it be high?

That's the question I have been asking myself over the last one week.

It all started about two weeks ago when one of my colleagues at work who shares the office with me came to work at the beginning of the week looking so downcast.She obviously had a very bad weekend.When she couldn't hold it any longer,she began to pour out her heart(that's a story for another day).

Few hours later,I saw her checking her BP in the clinic and I decided to check mine out of curiosity.After fiddling with the equipment for a few seconds,the nurse said my BP was a little bit high.The look on my face changed and I was wondering why my BP should be a 'little bit high' at this stage of my life.

It got me thinking for a few days and it suddenly dawned on me that the situation in our dear treasure called Naija could be the cause of my high BP.

-erratic supply of electricity
-democracy has turned into a 'feast' for our politicians
-you need to have the right connections to get a job
-one needs to also get a postgraduate qualification to increase your chances of getting a job
-cost of living is so high
-young people die everyday
-as a man in Nigeria,so much is expected from you
-naija girls want the money first before comittment
-so many people 'flash' you and expect you to call back
-everything that can make you a man is damn so expensive ...

... the list is endless!

So tell me, why won't my BP be a 'little bit high'?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The P Square Videos

The P Square videos came out a few weeks back and to a large extent the videos have generated a lot of reviews and airplay.I'm a great fan of the new hip-hop Nigerian music and I have also turned myself into a sort of critic of the various genres of the new revolution called Nigerian music.

I strongly believe P Square could have done better with their new set of videos.With all due respect, their songs were 'tite'.The 'no 1 like u' track turns my head whenever I listen to it and I have made up my mind to play it for my '4' on our wedding day as she's being driven to church(it's part of my daydreaming quirk).'ifunaya' is also so good.You will want to listen to these two songs over and over again.To me the two videos lacked sufficient creativity.I know guys abroad have commended the videos because there's something more creative about Nigerian music videos now.

The 'no 1 like u' video was very okay and realistic up till the end of the first verse but the real essence of the song was lost throughout the remaining part of the video.I wonder why a particular guy in that video was carrying a tuber of yam(na comedy we dey watch?).One question I would to ask the director of that video was why the video was not shot with all the aesthetics of a typical Nigerian wedding and why they restricted the shooting of the video to the confines of a studio.

'ifunaya' was creative enough but still wondering why ex-Miss Nigeria danced with only one of the twins throughout the duration of the video.I was arguing with a few friends that the 'ifunaya' video helped us all to know exactly which of the twins is going out with the ex-Miss Nigeria.

I'm giving kudos to the director of the 'roll it' video because of the mixture of costume colours.There was a beautiful sequence of colours via the costumes.From green to yellow and from yellow to red.

There's a strong indication that the entertainment industry vis-a-vis music has come to stay in Nigeria.

New kid on the

NB:Can someone please ask 9ice if he has gone to shoot his videos in the moon?We are getting tired of waiting 'gongo asociously' for his videos to come out!