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U Saved Me

This song is so spiritual. Despite my personal feelings on R Kelly and his integrity, I will admit he makes beautiful music.

This song is based on Faith and God. In the song he describes a number of life changing events and how God showed him mercy through every situation. There comes many moments in life where God saves us and we are reminded of his grace. One could argue everyday we are saved.

This song just reiterates all of those points.

Favourite Lines; “I stopped believing in his word & got so mad at him. When somebody say God’s good I just laugh at them. & in the nick of time his blessing rained on me. By his grace the phone ring a lady says were hiring & that’s when I knew”.

Never underestimate the power of God. However, we are all human and sometimes need reminding.

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Hold On

As a Nigerian…there are certain Nigerian artists that I will classify as modern day legends in the game. I would say Iyanya without a doubt, definitely is!! He can sing, dance and he makes good music. I feel a sense of “home” when I hear him sing in his broken Pidgin English. This soft tempo song is produced by ‘Don Jazzy’ who is another legend in the Nigerian scene (producer wise).

“Take your time you know….love be like russian roulette you know…I know say your time dey go…..But that no mean say romance be true love”. The song is about waiting for true love. You get the impression Iyanya is talking to a woman telling her to take time. I feel this song is so relevant in the African community because stereotypically we are brought up believing we have a clock. This is more prominent with African women so it is a bit comforting to hear this from a man.

This particular song has a very interesting accompanying video. A line that sticks out to me; “Wetin be your own be your own, if no be your own leave am alone” < he’s basically saying to the woman, if the man has a woman already..leave him alone. This line slyly contradicts the previous statements. Why should the woman leave him alone? Shouldn’t the man be the one to control himself seeing as he’s the one in the relationship?

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Lyrics.

Along with my usual posts, I am going to try and add a line that sticks out to me in the particular song. Lyrics mean so much to me because I see music as an art. When I hear music, I hear a story and the lyrics are the narration.

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Baecation

Rotimi is most famous for acting in the TV show ‘Power’. However he’s actually a singer who recently released an EP entitled ‘Jeep Music, Vol.1″. This particular song is such a nice slow jam. The song reminds me of old school R&B where the man just serenades the lady. There are no unnecessary expletives or exaggerated sexual innuendos….just Rotimi singing his heart out. I miss this kind of music to be honest.

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If tonight is my last…

I used to watch ‘One Tree Hill’ & there was an episode where Laura guest starred as a musician singing this exact song. Her voice is such a blessing to hear. The lyrics of this song resonate with me because you can feel the emotion. “If tonight is my last, I wanna spend it with you”. The last line grips me everytime…”If an angel came down to me, asked what I would do differently…I would say nothing you see, I have loved someone truly”. My God. Those words ❤️❤️❤️

https://open.spotify.com/track/7fiJ2vKIWB6XFTM1eanuBd?si=iCaOKvw2SyKPqjV9eTHHFQ