Monday, November 23, 2009

It's Igbo day, Dammit!

Ndeewo my people. Eh hen, Kedu ka unu mee? If you didn't understand my greetings, ndo. Today, I am vexing and declaring it Igbo day. As we all know, there are not a lot of mainstream naija songs in Igbo, the ones we manage to hear sef have only a few lines of Igbo. As the true Igbo daughter that I am, I have decided to pay homage to my fellow Igbonians. I shall be posting some naija songs(old and new) that have Igbo in them. Listen and enjoy and hope you find one or two to add to your playlist.

P.S - I would like some feedback please. For the most part, I don't think people are interested in my music posts but I will still do them anyways but I'd like to know if you'd prefer I post music with the youtube videos attached or just list the song title and name of song. Please let me know. Have a good day!

My current favorite naija song (first verse is in Igbo)- Temperaure Rise by Big Dreams ft Pype (I am still amazed as to how this dude sounds just like Sean Paul)


I just love that "Ukwu nka na gbaka m'isi" part. Ogini na fio!: Kelly Handsome - Like Play


Sweet sweet Igbo love song with my darling favorite rapper. Obi mu o - Obiwon


From the dudes that gave you Yori Yori. Ada Owerri - Bracket ft J Martins


As much as I love my Mo' Hits crew, this diss track by Kelly Handsome cracks me up everytime. "Iti kom kom" lol. Kelly Hansome - Igwe(kom kom)


Okwa n'abania, ife nine ga eme! Flavour - N'abania


People feel free to add yours also. I am always on the hunt for new music so I will be sure to check it out.

Friday, November 13, 2009

U is for Underrated

If you don't recognize the man in the picture, I'll give you a second to slap yourself, wait for the sting to stop and come back to reading


Back? Aiight, Well the man above is British born Chiwetel Ejiofor. As you may have noticed he has a Nigerian name, an Igbo name to be exact. Usually the more common version of his name is Chiwetalu but his happens to be Chiwetel, they mean the same thing (God's gift or literally translated to God brought(good things). I am not sure why he dropped the U, but I decided to take the U and believe that it stands for Underrated.

I was just thinking the other day about his body of work and the man is truly talented. He has range and does a variety of roles ranging from the husband in Love Actually, transvestite in Kinky Boots or radio exec in Talk to Me. I don't really know much about his personal life and I don't think anyone does and that's a good thing. I think that's what adds to his great portrayal of characters in his movies. You are able to just focus on him and not be distracted by any tabloid gossip or unnecessary gist. Well, I don't have much to say about him, I just wanted to shine light on my fellow Nigerian brotha (hehe) and have more people exposed to his talent. Below are the movies of his I have seen that I recommend to everyone:

Dirty Pretty Things
Love Actually
She Hate Me
Melinda and Melinda
Four Brothers
Kinky Boots
Inside Man
CHildren of Men
Talk to Me
American Gangster

Got hooked up by a friend with advance screening passes to see "Precious". I don't have anything to say but when it comes out in your hood - GO.SEE.IT!

Have a lovely weekend people!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Top 20 songs in the country

See if your favorite songs are on here:

1. Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo
2. Fireflies - Owl City
3. Empire State of Mind - Jayz ft Alicia Keys
4. Down - Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne
5. Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
6. Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
7. Run this town - Jayz ft Kanye and Rihanna
8. 3 - Britney Spears
9. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
10. Jump then fall - Taylor Swift
11. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
12. Meet me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
13. Replay - Iyaz
14. You belong with me - Taylor Swift
15. I gotta feeling - Black Eyed Peas
16. Forever - Drake
17. Tik Tok - Kesha
18. Sexy Chick - David Guetta ft Akon
19. Untouchable - Taylor Swift
20. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Have a wonderful weekend.