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Thursday, April 28, 2011

BLUES & HILLS Launches tonight...

I'm launching BLUES & HILLS Consultancy's website tonight.

BLUES & HILLS has been struggling to develop itself into a brand which will champion the management, representation and appreciation of the arts. With the vision to be at the forefront of arts consultancy in Nigeria, B & H will recruit young writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, photographers and designers and represent them professionally, helping them curb the stress of image making and publicity surrounding their works. This is to help the young artist succeed in his career, in a very competitive society.

The vision behind the recruitment is to find ways to market these talents, throw them into the consciousness of the people and envisage them being successful and happy people in their chosen careers. This is an extraordinary feat as most artists in Africa work their way through, without managers and agents and this in a way hinders them from achieving more. It is hoped that B & H will help make things easy for them, as the brand will be accepted all over the world.

We are interested in your success as an artist.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ricoslim - Dream ft Samklef (OFFICIAL VIDEO) AJEfilms/Samklef production

Rico Slim was in my office today. We talked about his career. He is a smart artiste. He knows what he wants. However, I think anyone would mistake his humility for lack of confidence in his art. I'm beginning to believe that there are more younger people out there shaking their worlds, but it's still difficult to hear their voices.

I've always been a fan of SamKlef, especially the single, Labalaba with Skales. And you can always feel the freshness surrounding these guys.

The lyrics will definitely help you.




Samklef on the song

Yes, u know.......

Yo!, dreams

Yeah, ok.


I have a dream

Matter of fact I have two dreams

Cos I am a happy boy

Never have mood swings

But the industry will wanna make you do things

The truth is I never let go of my


Yeah, straight from my heart mehn!

Bad belle dem, Baba God pass dem

Cos I’m the future and they are like past tense

I never see them, I only see my


Yes na I go dey dream on

Cos they are ups and downs like a see-saw

But free ya’ll cos me i go dey move on

Coz one day I’mma fly like a G4


Yes, till I see more

I go write more songs I go flow more

Coz I have these dreams and I’m so sure

Yes I’m so sure, that one day my..............


Dreams oh!

Sey someday one day

gbo gbo wa ma so ri re (3x)

Ajo ma ko ile mole

Ajo ma lowo lowo

Ajo ma ko ile mole

Ajo ma so rire


I always used to have big dreams of performing on a stage

And they be talking millions when they wanna pay mehn

Cos I’m sick with the flow like a patient

So I’m praying


See I wanna fly high like a plane

And have more hits than Don Baba Jay mehn (Yeah)

And maybe money and fame mehn

So everybody will be calling my name mehn,...

CHILL, what if I have all these

Will it make me happy at least?

But at least I’d be happy cos I getting all the cheese,

So I get down on ma knees, coz my life is on lease

You see?.So me I’mma live life

It’s a free world Jehovah gives life

Keep my eyes on the point like a stiff knife

So the day it’s all over, I’mma see Christ



Every time I sleep it’s all I see

(i see my dreams)

No matter how them try they can’t stop me

(No, no!)

Make no body tell you sey you nor fit make am, lai lai!!

Make nobody tell you sey, yeah ah!

Oni so rire, yeah ah!!!

Oh, oh, oh, dreams!

No no!!!

Oh oh oh dreams!

Gbo gbo wa ma so ri re!

Oh oh oh oh!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Figurine is back in town!

I went to LTV, Ikeja today to see The Figurine, directed by Kunle Afolayan again. This would be the second time I'll be seeing it. I will still see it tomorrow by 12pm and then I will go back to the office.

Truth is, I'm a religious fan of Kunle Afolayan. Yes, I keep thinking about his first film, Irapada, but the truth is that The Figurine is a refined story. It is that story that each character sticks to your heart, after seeing it. Each detail is paid attention to. Are there hitches? I didn't notice them. I paid rapt attention, studying the film like a piece of art. I tried to decipher what makes this story timeless. And I realised it's because of the passion that went into the making of the film and how excited the screenwriters would have felt when they knew they were going to revive Nollywood.

My favourite character in The Figurine is Linda Chukwu, played by the amiable
Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi. She is smart, funny and above all, that character has a sweet charisma. More of such should be recreated in our cinema. The thing is that no matter how jovial and carefree she pretends to be, she is actually the most emotional in the film. What happens to her at the end is what will amaze you.

The Figurine is still showing tomorrow at LTV, Ikeja, by 12pm and 3pm, so please go see it before you become the last to and it will not augur well with you...