Saturday, April 24, 2010

I bleed sometimes!

Our people say:
Yoruba: "Won ní karugbo gba omo pon, o ní se 'bí won mo pé oun o lehín'; won ní ko pa omo je ni?"
Eng: "The old woman is asked to carry a child on her back, and she says 'but they know she has no teeth'; was she asked to eat the child?"-Yoruba Proverb

If I heard one more version of Waving Flag by K'naan, I would cringe. Okay, maybe not cringe because I have LOVED THEM ALL so far but isn't it getting too much? I've heard SIX versions so far; check them out:
The Original
The Official World Cup Version
The K'naan and David Bisbal Version
The K'naan and Akon version

and the one which I heard today (but I still absolutely like),

The K'naan feat. Banky W and M.I version.

There are a couple of others including this version that apparently was endorsed by K'naan. It's very beautiful. I just hope it doesn't become like the  UNDER MY UMBRELLA ELLA-ELLA-EEY EEY pandemic...Please!

Young Canadian Artists version for HAITI.

So, this weekend was absolutely blissful and I'm very thankful that I got the opportunity to be a mentor to young African American high school girls at the 12th Annual Especially Me Conference here in CO. It was a beautiful experience. I am very excited about how much potential we have.

Tomorrow, I will be leading worship with my friend at her church's youth conference. I really am thrilled about the youth conference and believe that this week will be blessed. Meanwhile, because of this, I missed the International Festival at my school tonight (since I am not in Boulder).

Yesterday night, the Sosoliso crash came up while my friend's and I were gisting and I was broken again.  I realised that this wound may not have healed. I knew a good number of those kids because a lot of us grew up in Port Harcourt. When the issue came around, I realised how much hurt I still feel towards the government. I realised that one day, my sister's best friend will not be there to be her bride's maid (or my sister wouldn't be able to be her's) and all those other sweethearts will not have old pictures when I do.

But on the bright side, they're glowing now and I will see them all soon. I'm sure, they'd gladly tell me the REAL issues behind that crash and we'll all share stories. Oh wow! And they know so much more than I do now. They are sitting at the feet of Jesus!

I wish everyone a great weekend and great week ahead. Good luck with finals and other exams/quizzes/tests. This weekend spelt F-R-U-I-T-F-U-L-N-E-S-S!

Here's the Naija WavingFlag remix! Enjoy people and bless your hearts.

P.S {Forgive the neon links! wink*}


  1. I hear you my sista; IF DEM TOO WARM SOUP, HE GO LOSS TASTE! lol
    HA! the sosoliso crash! so painful; A WOUND THAT STILL ACHES WHEN TOUCHED!

  2. I had never heard the song before, but now I been hooked on it all morning( original version)...
    Have a great week too

  3. I'm glad you like it, Lani.

    @Ms. Nitty Gritty, true that! Hope you're good.

  4. Yay for F.R.U.I.T.F.U.L.N.E.S.S

    How many versions of the song do they want to have? Lol

  5. Do we only talk about Sosoliso? How about Chachangi and the rest? God will help us.

    I've heard the Banky W & M.I version and I think it's the best so far too.

    Have a great week too.

    - LDP

  6. me love the remix of the song o...
    about the sosoliso : it really hurts o. i know someone who was there.....
    p.s : love ur blog

  7. think am gonna do my own version, sebi u go buy my cd abi? lol

    wonder if the wounds such deaths leave ever heal totally.... its sad

  8. @Jaycee,abi o.

    @LDP, yes all those tragedies. Well, have a great week too.

    @Beautiful, thank you.

    @Omotee, lol.


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