Tuesday, 22 December 2015


RIGHT SUPER QUICK TINGS! (This post will be deleted for one) Anyway this blog is revamping drastically! So to put it short  (man's tired) I'm tired of having two blogs so everything from the other blog is moving to this one and this blog is getting a new look and name

Got it? Get it?  Calm, bye

Btw I will update soon I promise! I've been itching to do so but uni had me! Before the end of the year definitely and a new years one possibly

Anyway love you all!

Any questions follow me on Twitter  (@blessing_xxx) that should answer all your questions in a few days! ✌

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

input - output

There's a simple transaction between you and I
I give you something
You say thank you
After that there's two options
Go our separate ways or ask
Hey have you had a good day?
As a society we're inclined to do the second
Probably in our anti social nature
But how many of us are prepared to go the extra mile?
You have the balenciaga, the versace trainers or that old addidas tracksuit at the ready
Lined up for the get set but when the gun goes off for the go you look left and right
Vanessa carlton sang it in an iconic way
So let's analyse  a phrase a minute
The bit before the drum roll
We all know it
And I need you
And I miss you
Forget the miss you a second
As humans we need appreciation, attention and some sort of stimulation
So why do we find it so hard to tell a friend we love them?
Find it terribly difficult to say
I miss you
Take it from me
A little goes a long way
It can stop one from doing what they planned today
Or what they planned yesterday and is chilling in their back pocket for today
So next time don't part ways
Scrolling through your phone
Stop and ask
Hey you had a good day?

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

While I Was Away...

I'm back! Its been a while...

I was originally meant to post as soon as I got back from Nigeria, but that obviously didn't happen. Instead I've just been trying to get myself ready for university again.

I'll keep this post brief, but Nigeria was quite the experience! The food was amazing (as expected), the sun definitely wanted to kill me on certain days and I saw a traffic light! However Nigerians being Nigerians, they didn't exactly pay attention to it and drove past it anyway. The country has definitely changed drastically from the time years ago. There was WIFI this time! I felt like someone had given me a very early Christmas present. It basically meant that I felt like I hadn't left London.

The power of WIFI also meant that I could watch a few Nigerian shows/ mini series. Here are a few that I feel you should check out:

Skinny Girl In Transit 

This show is the bomb! (Yeah I threw in old slang and what?) Anyway, meet Tiwa she's what we'd call the classic oversized girl who is looking for love. However the thing that I love about this show is how the Afican culture has been incorporated into the show. For me personally the mum makes the entire show! Her witty Yoruba comments will have you in tears (it's subtitled don't worry). The sister is an absolute enemy of progress and to be fair you could easily snap her in half.

What I also appreciate about this show is that aside from following Tiwa's journey to love, it highlights real problems in Nigeria. *spoiler alert* in the most recent episode, it addresses the fact that in Africa, a woman's size and skin tone can affect her job prospects. The skin tone thing is arguably a worldwide thing, but that's for another day....

New episodes are released every Thursday at noon on YouTube   (there's been 8 so far so catch up!) so if you want something short and entertaining to watch then definitely add this to your list.

One Chance  

Honestly I'm not sure about this one. This show might be harder for me to adjust to because I don't live in Nigeria an so I don't really get it. It's basically about three friends getting on a bus that ends up being some sort of trap that and they are held hostage and told to keep quiet and do as their told. Like I said I don't necessarily get it. The first few episodes are great! Your're kept on edge, but after a while it just sounds like constant screaming with no story development or character development. I only watched up to chapter 4 or 5 and got tired of the screaming as the story seemed to have no actual progression. 

What I would say is that the theme tune (if we call it that) is amazing. Whoever the artist is, is amazing and who ever constructed the animation did a great job. Character development is definitely essential here though, see comments like "the woman in the headtie' raised a few brows for me. We know no one's name at all! 

However to make a series out of on experience that a sure more than a few Nigerians have experienced is definitely a good thing. Hopefully this means the government might take notice. 

MTV Shuga 

IT'S BACK! Yasssssss Shuga is back! Do I even need to explain my excitement. Well if you haven't watched Season 3 please go and do that. Tobi, Femi, Princess and Sophie are back with a few new people too! We are only two episodes into the new season, but it seems like we are focus on the on aftermath of everything that has happened including Princess getting pregnant! This show is just amazing, from Dorcas's (Sophie) acting (yes I'm biased, but she's great) to the camera work. It's basically a show about HIV and how to stay safe as well as how to cope with having HIV. Femi's story is definitely something I'm looking to watching develop as well as what happens to Princess and her baby. Go and watch it! 


I deliberately left this till last. Not to talk about the show itself, but more the topic at hand this week. In short NdaniRealTalk is a show that just discusses a chosen a topic of the week with a few famous people. Not much to it, although the views can make you think a lot. Which brings me to the topic at hand this week. The pressure of proposals. 

I think it was the scenario that was given at hand that had me in confusion at first. So you have been with someone for ten years and they haven't proposed. My brain actually started spinning a little. Ten years and no ring?????!! what's going on here?? I get you want to know someone, but after ten years you're still not sure? Ladies I'm pretty sure I'm sure that not wrong in saying you might be more than a little confused and have many late nights thinking what's taking this guy so long?

It also highlighted key things like how women sometimes think they can change a man so stay put as well as the Nigerian mentality of 'what other men are out there'. It was definitely an interesting discussion and worth the watch.  

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Flows from Abroad....

Hey guyss! So Nigeria seems to flowing with international acts right now and I'm here to hit you with two new fresh ones!

Don Jazzy ft Reekardo Banks, Jay Electronica & Di'ja - Get down

Okay so I remember when there was an instagram post of Jay Electronica in the studio with Don Jazzy and at first I was like okay this could be interesting as well as who's Jay Electronica? Nothing google couldn't fix (he's signed to Roc Nation)... Well fast forward to today and a couple hours ago this wonderful thing was dropped.

Personally I can't get over the base! Forget the lyrics for a second, Jazzy's vocals used as the predominant  layer for the base then you have the percussion around it. For me I'm more or less sold on the instrumental structure of this song rather than the actual  lyrics of the song although Reekardo's verse and the beginning of Di'ja's gassed me after a few plays (kind of wish I did GCSE music now, but hey). Credit to Jay Electronica for the verse - anyone notice how he said Fela, Feela lol, but all round really good song, but I really want to know how Don Jazzy did the instrumental for this, but I guess I will have to stick to using my ears to dissect the track for now.

Ayo Jay ft Fetty Wap - Your Number ( Remix)

Guysssss! I never thought I'd see the day Feety Wap crossed the bridge to work in afrobeats let alone do it with one of my favourite artists Ayo Jay! okay fan girl moment over...

When I found out they were doing a song together I was like*wretch 32 voice*  ahhh yeaaaa! I had such high hopes for the track considering how good the original track was. However when I first heard it last week, I won't lie I had a mixed reaction. I didn't necessary hate it, but I didn't really like it either I just wanted something extra, if that make sense? The adlibs ( I think that's what it's called) on the second half of Fetty's verse really irritated me like really irritated me, but I was determined to give the song a try and see if after a few listens my views changed. To a degree my views did change, I now like the song, but tend to only listen to the song up to Fettty's verse then just skip to the next song. I only really listen to the whole song when I want to say the line your body like orange and I am peeling it. 

Still probably my favouite international feature :)

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

When Going International Works

Hey guys! It's been a while! first year of uni is finally done so I'm back on the writing game (lol) So if you ain't heard both Ace Hood and Meek Mill have collaborated with African artists to create  some quite interesting tunes.

Meek teamed with Davido to create Fans Mi and to be fair it's definitely a club song if that's what they were after. I think it was the video that threw me off the song a little....
I can't lie when I heard the snippet and a preview of the video I was excited, but the video for me was a little too much. The song itself was fine, but Davido seemed a bit too excited to me and I found myself going bro calm all the way down, but given that he's standing next to meek I guess I can allow him to have it. The pounded yam at the end was class, but the guns was a little unnecessary. I get that you want to be hype, but at the same time you went to e ma dami duro to pointing guns? Really? Each to their own I guess.... 

As for Ace Hood teaming up with Sarkodie for New Guy this has to be my favourite of the two. This is possibly because I'm more into rap so I really liked the rawness of it. As for the video, the simplicity of it was definitively a plus for me, but I guess it's important to note that both songs are discussing different things and both Sarkodie and Davdio are not of the same genre of music so I can't judge them without being biased. 


Props to both men for their international collaborations. One thing I have to applaud them both on is that both international artists seemed to have some idea of what the song was about so could do their verses to suit the track correctly.    

What song do you prefer? 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Koker - Do Something

Morning Guys, basically I heard Koker's Do something on instagram the other day and I didn't really get the fuss about it. It sounded decent enough so went on Youtube to hear it and it might of been because I was in the library revising that I still understand what was good about it, but listening to it now (as in right now) I can finally get what's so good about it! It's one of those songs that will fit into an African party perfectly ( I'm talking the proper fuji type parties). I think it's where he goes, Daddy, daddy, ki le she fu 'n mummy daddy it sounds like the bit where they would go oya beremole! 

But yeah definitely play this for mummy and daddy I definitely am!