The last time I did one of these was in April and the song was 'Olori Oko'.
Since then I have discovered many Nigerian songs that were very good, but none of them inspired me to highlight them on the blog. For those who know, I spend a lot of time on political and social issues and find that there sometimes is never enough time, or space, to blog about everything that comes to mind. Thankfully, the beauty of this song and its video, forced me to do a Music post and ass to the series.
The following clip is from Ty Bello. A couple bloggers, like Nyemoni and Afolabi, have already talked about this song but I only just watched the video at What A Colorful World, Jola Naibi's excellent blog (Please stop by. It really is good!).
I will share my comments left at her blog. They illustrate my immediate emotional response to Ty Bello's beautiful song.
I was supposed to go for a run and decided to stop by. Best decision of the day. This video and song brought tears of joy and happiness to my eyes.
The song is positive and the images are beautiful. An absolute delight especially in a world laden with sadness, violence and misfortune. "The Land is Green...and it is all mine" The lyrics are filled with absolute hope.
I loved it, loved it, loved it!
Thanks for sharing!
Ty's voice is unique, it is solid and it is lush. Her tone is extremely rich. It's authenticity gives me great satisfaction, especially since most musicians, including Nigerians, tend to sound the same. Now, if that does not convince you that this artist is phenomenal, then please, watch the video. Her video is not high tech. It does not have lots of flashing images. It is simple and pure and complements her positive message. Here is a partial review from Nigeria's Weekly Trust newspaper,
"TY Bello’s first single to be released (also called ‘Greenland’) is simply put – brilliant. Its inspiring lyrics and catchy rhythm will get you tapping your feet and nodding your head and before you realize it, you’ll be dancing!"
If this is the future of Nigerian music, then I am very excited and will be spending money on albums, something I don't do regularly.
-Nigeria vs. The African Continent II - P-Square "Say your Love"
-Nigeria vs. The African Continent III - Infinity's "Olori Oko"
-Nigeria vs. The African Continent IV - Tuface
-Nigeria vs. The African Continent V - Ty Bello's "Greenland"