Saturday, 1 January 2011

Nigerias' Entertainment Industry.

The entertainment industry in Nigeria is an evolving one. It's growing and its come a long way from where it started from, its quiet vibrant at the moment. Nigeria is a nation that is blessed with talents of all sorts, from academics, to writers, to sportsmen, business moguls, intelligent politicans, brainy students and ofcourse gifted entertainers- MC's, comedians, DJ's, dancers, cultural troops and actors. Nigeria has beautiful ladies too. You should check out our Silver bird beauty pagents. Queens of all sorts have been produced from Nigeria. Kudos to Agbani Darego a former Miss World Queen, who came seventh when she contested at the Miss Universe beauty contest and won the Miss photogenic position (if i remember right).
 I like quiet a number of our actors and actresses. I remember Regina Askia (i wonder whats she is up to now), Ego Boyo, the late Mac Uthor Fom (from Behind the clouds), the late J.T Tom West, Desmond Elliot, Lilian Bach (isn't she pretty?), the gorgeous Dakore Egbusan, the lovely Genevive,Funke Akindele, the handsome Pat Attah, and ofcourse comics like Sam Loco Efe (he is soo expressive) and Nkem Owoh.
 Our musical videos and production is obviously getting better. Nigerians know how to put sounds together i tell you. Its obvious we are a people who value entertainment. The music of P-Square, Bracket, Sound Sultan, Wande Cole, Tuface, D'banj are several of the entertaining musical performers we got out there.
 The comedy sector is not doing bad at all. I am proud of what many of these guys have done for themselves by carving a niche through comedy. We have the 'father' of comedy like Ali Baba who is still very much around, Ay, I go die, Basket mouth, Seyi de Law (he is very humorous), Klint the drunk and the newer generation of comedian like Teju Babyface (who is also a talk show host), lepacious Bose, the petite and pretty Helen Paul, Princess to name a few.
 It is an industry that is far from perfect. It's still taking some form of shape and i think it's gradually discovering itself and its potential. The world is gradually taking note of it. It will get there.
 I wish the entertainment industry in Nigeria good progress in 2011.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

The beauty of Classical music.

 As i write, i am within the victorian building of St. Martin-in-the fileds, it's a well maintained chapel near the National Gallery at Trafalgar square west London. It's a lovely and refreshing experience to have in this christmas/new year season. The audience is being entertained by sounds that originate from the classical greats. It is a classical music concert.
 I enjoy instrumentals, i like classical music. Who shouldn't?
 It lifts the spirit, soothes the soul and entertains. It doesn't seem to amaze me that youths of my generation don't seem to appreciate such music, i encourage them listen to and embrace classical music. I find classical music more intellectual and positive than many of the songs we listen to these days (my opinion). Some of the contemporary songs out there don't seem to have any purpose and the videos of many glorify lust and adultery.
 The genius and inspiration of classical greats like Mozart, Bach, Elgar, Beethoven, Ravel  to name a few never fails to impress me. There is a beauty about instrumentals, and blessed are those gifted by God to play musical instruments. As i sit in this lovely chapel i am in awe of how vibrations from musical instruments like the flute, cello, violins, accordion and the piano are synchronised to produce sonorous sounds, it's 'magical'. I admire the skill with which these experts handle these instruments.
If this isn't heaven on earth, tell me what heaven on earth is.( lol)