They Speak Good English, But They Write Terrible "Fear Go Catch You" Grammar

You probably read this, and thought:

"Wait a minute, isn't it the other way round?"

My answer: "Does it matter?"

The bottom line is that something is not adding up. And in any case, I think you're more likely to meet the sort of person this post is dedicated to.

Good Pikin for House, Bad Pikin for School

For the record, Pikin means "Child."  Straight from the Nigerian Pidgin English dictionary ... if such a thing exists.

You know it is possible for a child from a good background, with "proper home training" like we say, to stray.  And the place where the child manifests that waywardness is in school.

Soundtrack of the Week: Jesu N'Abba (Jesus My Father) - Benita Iyere-Okojie

Jesu N'Abba means "Jesus My Father" in Esan, and this song by Benita Iyere-Okojie is essentially a prayer "appreciating God for His daily mercies while also asking for continued protection and favour." [Source]

Does Cultism Really Start in Secondary School?

I was listening to a radio program recently and some of the listeners mentioned this: they joined secret cults in secondary school.  Their teachers knew, but their parents had no clue.

How come?

And since when did secondary students start joining cults?

This Friday's Free Downloads | Featuring: Kunle Kenny, Tolazee, Rooftop MCs

This edition of Free Downloads is special for two reasons: (1) It's the first one this year; and (2) It's the first one in February.

What were you expecting me to say? *laughs*

Today, I'll be sharing music from the following artistes:

  1. Kunle Kenny - Ose Baba (Thank You Father)
  2. Tolazee - Sise (Work)
  3. Rooftop MCs - Laddah

Now, for the press releases:

1. Kunle Kenny - Ose Baba Featuring Anuu

I love love love the cover picture.  It needs to be framed and hung on a wall.  Kunle Kenny in action!
Kunle Kenny, a music minister known for his ‎divine ability to take you beyond the veil in praise and worship, has released a new single titled "Ose Baba" as we await his EP(Extended Play).

SONG REVIEW: Tolazee - Sise (Work)

Tolazee, who has been featured on this blog for his single, Bintin Laye, released a new single, earlier this year, titled Sise.  It means "Work" in Yoruba, and the gist of the song, which is, work hard is embedded in the chorus:


Ma se s'ole
Don't be lazy

After listening to this song, one thing should be clear: A lazy person cannot be friends with Tolazee.


Okay, not really.  I'll let you listen first and then judge for yourself what Tolazee is saying.

DELIGHTFUL DUETS: Ku'se - Psalmos and Kenny K'ore

How often do you come across a duet sang in Yoruba?  Rarely.  What about a duet sang in Ekiti dialect? Even rarer.

So, now you know why I had to share this song with you.  It's titled Ku'se by Psalmos, featuring Kenny K'ore, and it's a must-listen-to-by-fire-and-by-force.

Ku'se literally means "Well done" and it's a song of thanksgiving and praise to God.