Thursday, 26 March 2015

Your roots are stronger than that of a mahogany - R****e

For me, my favourite genre of music is not just about the beats and tempo or the dance moves it can evoke. Its way deeper than that, just thinking about my fav genre of music right now is making me all emotional. It brings an inner peace to me in ways that I can’t explain.
When am going through an emotional phase, my kind of music and the act in particular even make me more emotional and cry just listening to it play on my headset only to make me feel better than ever afterwards, lol. Crazy right?.

The genre of music I LOVE most is REGGAE. Surprised? Don’t be please. So many people look at me kind of suspiciously when they ask me my fav genre of music and I tell them Raggae. For someone meeting me for the first time, I guess he may quickly tag me razz though sometimes never voicing it out. I blame them not though for with the rascality sometimes associated with reggae music and musicians themselves is not palatable in the eyes of the society. But am far from razz quote me wrong though lol, and for me, reggae as a music is more than that. 

I love the late Lucky Dube of blessed memory style of singing reggae, he makes every lyric come alive and so soulful. While I was still a little girl, will immediately buy any of his album I see in the record stores with the few naira I could save from ‘biscuit money’.  If you want to know how much I can influence you into liking reggae even if you never liked it, live with me in the same room for about a month especially when I take the reggae tablet and I bet you, you will turn a Lucky Dube’s song addict, lol.

Unconsciously, I have woven nearly all my sisters and a few friends into liking it one way or the other. I really do love his songs and at a time it was becoming alarming even to me, I could be having a little challenge and instead of talking to a friend about it I would put on my headset to the loudest and cry my pains out as his music played only for me to feel better afterwards. 
I recently deleted the tracks I love most from my phone's playlist though before it turns something else for me, lol. Am not scared, just trying to be careful about what I do so I wouldn’t depend on it too much and then find myself in a situation where I have no access to his songs, and I listen to it less these days but will indulge myself with a little of his tracks tonight *tongue out*.  
Well I also like some Bob Marley’s tracks and some rap acts like Drake and sha some Nigerian acts (just added this so it wont look like I left out my country, lol). Listening to reggae does inspire me in so many ways and it preaches peace, unity and love amongst individuals and nations.

So your turn now tell me your favourite genre of music and give me reasons why it is your fav or you could just tell me your favourite musical act be it Terry G, Tonto Dikeh, Timaya, John Legend( oh I love this man too), or maybe Don Jazzy…..

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10 comments:

  1. I like reggae, and other genres as well. I basically tend to listen to anything as long as it sounds nice. I have been told I have a weird taste in music!

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    1. Glad you like raggae and who is saying you have got weird taste in music??? The weirdest man is the man who sees a man doing something he loves and call him weird....

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  2. Hmmmmm....
    I so love this blog, its just like an interactive session
    Keep up the good work Rhella
    Raggae is a good genre of music well its different strokes for different folks.
    My favourite genre of music is RnB
    I remember when I was a teenager,my day would never be complete without listening to Westlife's music,they had beautiful songs on their album then: Fragile Heart,Queen of my Heart,Swear it again, Fool again and so on
    I am so proud of the musical industry in Nigeria,there has been a tremendous improvement over the years and have got favourite RnB artistes who have released beautiful musicals thus far.
    This include, Tiwa Savage's Ife wa gbona, Banky W's Don't break my heart,Unborn child etc
    Sorry for d long epistle, I could just go on and on

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    1. Epistle on point Jummy, Pls since your fav genre is RnB then please add my John Legend to your list *crying*, lol. Yeah Nigeria music industry has really grown. Tiwa came and she gave them a challenge to up their game especially for the female acts....thanks!

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  3. I love jazz and soft blues but my best is Gospel. It really does wonders at lifting my spirit esp mali music. Nice post and nice blog.

    Sophsinspirations.blogspot.com

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    1. Hmmn show me a girl that doesn't love blues? All good! Thanks Sophie and thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Hmmm...I am not sure I have a preference.....I pretty much let my mood determine what music I listen to...First time here....Hiya mami..


    Tibs Tells Tales

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    1. Hiya Erniesha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I have an eclectic taste, I listen to anything provided it sounds good, speaks good and rhyms good. Yanny is still my all time fav, takes me to another realm.


    www.marriedinph.blogspot.com

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    1. You are both versatile in music and blogging then #smiles#

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