In light of recent happenings where most headlines makes one feel like a dark cloud is settling among us, I figured I should post a “feel good” piece…
About two years ago, while watching American idol, I heard Simon Cowell say that one of the criterion for knowing a good singer and a good song is that days after, months after, even years after, you can remember what you were doing at the exact moment you heard that particular songf. This solidified my belief that Darey is a good singer and that his song “Not the girl” is a good song.
Almost 5 years after, I still remember the first time I heard the song. I was traveling outside the country with my brother. We had to spend a night in Lagos because our flight was for the following day. While relaxing in our hotel room, telling stories, laughing and looking forward to how much fun we were going to have because that was the first time we were traveling by ourselves, I heard this rich velvety baritone belting out some strong notes to very beautiful and meaningful lyrics, instantly, I developed a gooseflesh, paused in the middle of the gist and focused all my attention on the video. Till date, that still remains one of my favorite Naija songs, I even tried to deepen my voice in the shower while singing it to see if I can achieve the same effect (covers face).
Nowadays, its difficult to hear songs with good lyrics both home and abroad, that’s one of the reason I love Adele’s “21” album because in an industry where lyrics laden with unprintable words are selling, hers was able to hold its own and even won her a lot of accolades. Also, back in the day, Styl Plus was another group I liked until they decided to deviate from their type of music to join the bandwagon.
I would like to end the post by asking anyone who wants to share their ” I remember what I was doing when I heard this song” moment to feel free to do so in the comment section. Like I said, its a feel good post!