Monday, December 18, 2017

The 2017 Music Video List, uncensored

Previously:
2013 - my A++ list
- 2014 - my top-five experiences
 - 2015 - my top five music+videos
  - 2016 - my top five music + videos
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And now,
enjoy
my 2017 top five:


Kendrick Lamar - Humble


Ajebutter 22 - Ghana Bounce


Karol Conka - LalΓ‘


Shania Twain - Swingin' With My Eyes Closed


Cardi B - Bodak Yellow

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

It's so nice to have internet

30 Gigs a month.
 πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
I can watch lots of videos (at low/medium resolution), sneak in some downloads, and not even have to worry about wasting minutes of downloaded video or whatever.   

I remember internet hell five years ago, or two years ago having this level of access and speed but only overnight.

This is new for me mehn.  And it's good

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Somebody did this

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105856922043345&set=a.606963892605.2259733.27405026&type=3&theater
serena in mythology
 And I found it just when I was starting to despair that there were not enough female lead characters in mythology.  Now I see that there are some: Serena, but also the big Greek + Roman names - Diana, Venus, ...

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ajebutter, BOJ, and Falz. Also Niniola and Olamide.

Met up with a music-reviewer friend yesterdayish and was reminded how many new albums I've not yet experienced.  So now I've downloaded a lot of brand new Naija music - I can't wait to listen to everything. 

I'm starting with Ajebutter22's What Happens In Lagos - the sound is beautiful so far (I'm only two tracks in, ok by the time I'm done with this post, I've heard the whole album once.  It's really nice. )
I really badly liked his first album too - Anytime Soon.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ajebutter22+music
2014 album
https://www.google.com/search?q=ajebutter22&client=firefox-b-ab&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbkcThsdnXAhVCTd8KHfpnC_kQ_AUICygC&biw=1366&bih=666
2017 album

Next up (alphabetically) is BOJ's Magic album which I've sort of heard half of before and which is definitely very good as well.
2013 Mixtape #BOTM by BOJ (DRB Lasgidi)
2017 Magic album
Then:
Falz's 27.
https://www.google.com/search?q=falz+the+bahd+guy+albums
Falz is super-popular because he is not only a solid rapper-musician but also a top-notch comedian-actor-personality.  Ekiti kete! 


I wish them
more collaborations and bigger accomplishments.
 Let's form Voltron y'all. 

There's still more:

Niniola's This Is Me.  (Ekiti again.  We rock.)  I think she's doing a show like everyday from now till Christmas lol, her energy is incredible.  #Maradona  #AbsoluteStar #Workout
Check out #OfficialNiniola
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And: 
Olamide's Lagos Na Wa.
Continuing his #YBNL group's tradition, here's the megasupermusicstar's annual stealthy album drop plus fabulous year-end concert.  He's moving the live concert to the Stadium (Surulere) this year.  (That's good - I don't deal in Eko Hotel events, to be honest.  They're usually rowdy and just silly - they start arbitrarily late, many hours late, and I don't understand sit-down show-off concerts with red-carpets celebrities and worst of all things, they're indoors, and expensive, and probably better experienced on TV, and I would just not do that to myself.)
#IAmMainland

I don't ask anything of Olamide because he already completely did everything you could ask four years ago with album #3 (or 2, depending on if you count Rapsodi as #1, from before Yahoo Boy No Laptop and the ensuing fame) Baddest Guy Ever Liveth.  So I get the Olamide/YBNL album every year, it's usually good.   It may be that he's gone for a new sound with this one - I'm curious to hear it.

Later:
Aramide's Suitcase album and of A-Q's Blessed Forever, when free downloads or street sales become available for these two, I suppose.  I know they both do very good work - Aramide's soul/alternative/guitar sound and A-Q's storyteller rap. 
https://www.instagram.com/aramidemusic https://twitter.com/AramideMusic


Busy weekend ahead :)
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