LOVE Is Magic

Found this poem I wrote once upon a love story so I thought I’d share it with yall. Here it goes…

Love should be simple, not so complicated
Something like cartoons, but not so animated
Love like a child- innocent, true and pure
Not like a wild adult- manipulative and insecure
Love is a sickness, and only love is the cure
Love is your best friend, sincerely yours
Love like your first time- you wonna make it work
Forget about the last time, no matter how deep it hurt
Let me tell you a secret, hope you can keep it
Love is a sweet music- put it on repeat
You don’t have to lie, don’t have to cheat
Cos there goes the trust, and away goes the treat
Love is a sweet dream- you don’t have to wake up
Just go back to sleep and pray it don’t fade off
Love is sacrifice- not always paradise
cos if you feel no pain- you’re just paralysed
Love is 50/50- but expect less, give more
Not finding faults- who’s rich, who’s poor
Love maybe full of doubts, but only love is truly sure
Love is trust, respect and understanding above all.
Love is life- search for it and grab it
Love is like a spell- love is…magic.

Ohboy, I must have been whipped mehn. Don’t even know if I still believe all these but hey, it’s worth believing abeg!


Started From The Bottom, The Wizkid Story.

Started From The Bottom, The Wizkid Story.

Nobody remembers the struggle. No, they always seem to forget. Nobody remembers when the kid was just a hustler not so long ago, when nobody cared about the kid on the streets of Surulere on empty stomach, under the hot scorching sun. Nobody remembers how long he was a studio rat just hoping to hear his song recorded by OJB. Nobody remembers those long boring days when the girls won’t say hi or even hola at the boy. Days when dude had to fabricate stories about his music hustle just to sound cool. Nobody remembers when this kid was squatting back in Lasu and sleeping on bare rugged rug, no pillows. Nobody remembers how many booty calls he made those cold nights when this cat got no p**sy. Nobody even remembers how he would fight over slices of bread and butter (or ewa Nobody remembers he used to borrow shirts to go to some places. How he trekked the city of Lagos just to be heard, and to get air play on the radio. Nobody remembers he started as a rapper, tried even patois before singing. Nobody remembers how many times people turned this kid down.
But his turning point wasn’t when he met MI and Choc City, not even earlier when he met Naeto C and Storms, when Ikechukwu thought he would be a waste. Can you blame him though, when GT the guitar man was already a loss, scratch that, let me rephrase that, A Total Flop! I mean how can you have all that talent but no swag or confidence to back it up? Admit it, yall saw it too, that stupid look GT always wore when singing. How you gon be singing to a girl but looking like you wanking to her profile pics! Ok back to my story, where was I? Ah, yes. This kid’s turning point would eventually come when MI introduced him to Banky W, in a most casual yet fate-ordained circumstance that would forever be one of the crucial moments in his life.
Now we hear his name headlining every news, listen to his music at every club, topping charts, read about him on every soft sell magazine and every blog, locally and globally. All he has to do is cough, breaking news. I mean, now this kid got record labels fighting over him, now all the girls want to know who he is dating, now even MTV mama wants a taste of the kid. And yes, since he became bestie to Chris Breezy all the homies that stopped calling him are scrolling down their contacts (try again bro, he changed those lines 365 days ago, times a couple more years). Now every up-coming act wants to make a name by trying to cook up beef with him. Nuff said.
That’s the story of how starboy Wizkid Started From The Bottom, And Now He’s Here. So all you niggies singing along to that Drake’s track with so much passion and devotion, pray tell, what’s your own story?


I was chilling with my homie from back in the day, a rap head in his own right. We got talking about some of the rap classics in 9ja rap industry which gave birth to this beautiful piece that got me emotional and gave breath to my love for good rap music once again.
These are some must-have rap albums for every hip hop lover.

Malcom IX (Modenine): This is the album that really opened my eyes to hip hop in 9ja, and gave me hope that deep dope rappers do exist in 9ja. Illest punchlines ever, coldest flows and sickest delivery, Mode9 showed us just how ugly it really can get, lyrically. This album also introduced his Swat Roots dope team with Overdose (OD) and Terry tha rapman venomously spitting on some tracks.

Da Trybes All Stars (Da Trybe): LD, Freestyle, KB- the original trybesmen, along with their team of fresh emcees and femcees, released this viral mixtape that put Lagos on the front page of rap. 2Shot, SID, Timi (the black one), Blaise, Sasha and Niyola also premiered on this album. Oya, Emi Ma Le Gan and an arsenal of bangers filled this album.

Thy Album Come (RuggedMan): Defiant and unapologetic, Ruggedman is probably the first rapper to really bring rap to the mainstream in 9ja. Born out of frustration, his break-out single “Ehen” featuring Nomoreloss, was a funny diss to every wack musician getting the shine he believed he deserved. The follow-up “Peace Or War” was equally undeniably consistent. A must-have album.

Talk About It (MI): This is by far the best rap album to come out of 9ja. The Short black boy and J-town lyricist bridged the gap between commercial and conscious music with this album and got even club girls rapping along with him. MI might just be one of those rappers who’ll never be able to top the success of their debut album, like 50 cent but I trust him. This album gave us hits like Safe, a parody of some of the biggest hits when it dropped. Lyrically ingenious, commercially on point, MI raps with the coldest flows and made it look and sound effortless not forgetting the best hooks. This album also premiered his clique, Ice-prince(who was already a familiar name in his city), Jesse Jagz (brother/producer), and Wizkid (the future).

MoneyLong Mixtape (Sauce-kid): Sauce-kid(now Sinzu) dropped this hot mixtape that got the industry shook. Playful yet serious, commercial yet conscious, this was just a dope one. Sanboribobo, Omoge, Round Here, are tips of the iceberg on this mixtape.

Pain Plus Work (Gino): One third of a mega talented family, Gino’s No Be God video paved the way for the state of the art music videos we have now. This album was near perfection. Lyrically wild, and production-wise, Sossick gave this album his best and tore up the damn beats. Tracks like Farabale and a host of others are just undescribable, you have to taste them first hand.

C.E.O. (Dagrin): Some have compared the late Dagrin to 50 cent, 2pac and even Biggie. This album is a must-have. Spitting grimey lyrics on banging beats, Dagrin was ahead of his time. With tracks like PonPon, Ghetto dreams, Kondo, His music was like drugs to the ears, and kept you fiending for more. So sad his life was cut short. His songs and several features attest to his greatness. A must-have album, must-cram lyrics, must-spread hustle, this has to be a hall-of-famer.

Gongo Aso (9ice): Alapomeji as he’s fondly called, 9ice dropped this MTV award winning album and the rest is history. Not exactly a rap album but undeniably one of the best albums ever to grace the 9ja music industry, every track took us on a journey through this man’s hustle. Gongo Aso took 9ja hostage. Street Credibility, Party Rider, Bachelor, this album is packed full. You don’t wonna mistakenly skip a track.

These are undisputably some of 9ja rap greats. Some other classics to have are Face-2-Face (2 Face), Asa (Asa), Game-Over (P Square) and Run-Down (D’banj).