Mortal Inheritance

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is perhaps Nigeria’s most famous actress (wasn’t she on the Time 100 list of 2013?) She burst into our national consciousness with the movie Mortal Inheritance although her first film was the memorable Venom of Justice with Ejike Asiegbu.
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Modern Hymns- Deeper in love

  Today, I’m putting up one of my favourite worship songs. It talks about longing to be deeper in love with God and its benefits. I absolutely love this love song to God by Don Moen. It’s an overwhelming love that inspired this song and I feel it everytime I sing or listen to it. I hope we all get to experience this love and sustain it forever.

Deeper In Love

Album: Let Your Glory Fall

Verse 1
There is a longing only You can fill
A raging tempest only You can still
My soul is thirsty Lord to know You as I’m known
Drink from the river that flows before Your throne

Take me deeper
Deeper in love with You
Jesus hold me close in your embrace
Take me deeper
Deeper than I’ve ever been before
I just want to love You more and more
How I long to be deeper in love

Verse 2
Sunrise to sunrise I will seek Your face
Drawn by the Spirit to the promise of Your grace
My heart has found in You a hope that will abide
Here in Your presence forever satisfied

(Repeat Chorus 2 times)

How I long to be deeper in

Speaking of love songs, my cousin’s boyfriend told me how he melted her defences with love songs. Funny thing is they met in the choir and became good friends but the guy had a massive crush on her. He was too shy to make his move so he took to sending her love songs when she sent him gospel songs to score. Today they’re a delight to be with, you can just tell they’re in love.

When I got to Lagos, I asked my brother *Obinna* if he’d send love songs to his girlfriend. He looked at me like I’d sprouted two new heads, my brothers are rather unromantic to be honest. He told me he didn’t have time for “romantic shenanigans” now, maybe in the future he’d consult me when he needs to serenade his significant other.

  So I decided to have a love song series here, hopefully I’ll be putting up one song everyday in the month of May. The songs will definitely not be mushy-mushy, sappy songs- my brothers hate that stuff.

  I think it will be a fun ride for me and a treasure trove for them in the future…

Have a splendid week y’all.

Lyrically – Lagimo

Today’s song takes me back to 2008, it was the jam of the moment and I loved it totally. It was a gospel song with a brilliant, non-preachy message and Cobhams production was sublime (as always). At that time, it was one of the most played songs in Benin-city, you couldn’t escape from the song even if you tried. Why does this song take me back in time? It came out when I was head over heels in love and everything was magically beautiful, when I listen to the song I’m reminded of that ecstatic era. Continue reading →

15 for 15 challenge – Five tips for happiness

Hiya everyone, how’s your week been? Productive and interesting I hope…

This is my fifth entry in the 15 for 15 challenge, so far it’s been an interesting ride for me. Sticking to a theme is a new experience and I’m loving it. In the spirit of random inspiration, today’s post is based on a video I saw on Facebook. In the video Bishop TD Jakes expounded on five surefire ways to be happy and I’ll be sharing them here.

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Road trip to Abuja

   I travelled again?… Yes oh, I guess it’s my tourism month. Another friend is getting hitched and she’s not the kind of friend you’d tell “I wish I could come but the distance is too much”. So I prepared my things and made plans for the trip.

  “Lagos to Abuja by road?” I heard that question plenty times, with incredulous looks like I’d sprouted an extra head or two. I always wanted to reply “Please buy the tickets for me” but I’m trying to be more effective at curbing my tongue. I love road trips though, for me they are an opportunity to see the beauty God bestowed on this country besides I’m a road trip veteran, been travelling since I was three months old. Anyway I’m a corper still so I’m penny pinching.  Continue reading →

Chronicles of Enugu

   I wrote a blog post with this title on my phone, I spent two hours writing and uploading it and I got media error message. The result was that my post was wiped out, the truly annoying part was that the title and tags were intact.

My friend Chinwe (remember her?) was getting married traditionally in her hometown of Ozalla in Enugu state and I had to attend the joyous event. I travelled on holy Saturday and was there until Tuesday which was the day the wedding held. A couple of us followed her to Agulu (her husband’s hometown) and on Wednesday, I found my way to Benin and eventually made my way down to Lagos. Continue reading →

Modern Hymns- Yonder Place

    If you live in Nigeria, then you’ll almost certainly know Rev Chris Okotie. He’s the verbose, erudite former presidential candidate of the fresh party and the Senior Pastor of the Household of God church Oregun Lagos. Before he was all that, he was a law graduate from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and one of the biggest pop stars Nigeria ever produced. Surprised? Before the Inyanyas, Timi Dakolos, Bez and Praiz of today, Kris (as he was called then) was a singing heartthrob and vocalist per excellence. Continue reading →