All posts tagged: Creativity

Small Chops: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine “Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:3-4[a] When I get overwhelmed or doubt my capabilities and every reason why I can’t, I have to remind myself of who I belong to. The Creatively Creative Creator. Our limitations are self-imposed, imagine if we actually allowed Him – The Limitless One – to help us through everything that seems impossible? Let’s not limit His Sauce levels because He is all the Sauce we need! #StaySaucy #StayFocused #CreateLikeYourPops #LetHimBeTheDolmioToYourPenne The revelation for the week. ✌🏾 Signed, @OlayideM Advertisements

Music: The Vibe According To… Afro-Beats

This time last week Ice Prince made a fan out of me because of his verse on Di’ja‘s ‘Yaro Remix’ and in the same week he was close to losing me as a fan after he released ‘N-word Remix’ featuring AKA ~ let me just *side-eye* the song and the video. If it isn’t apparent already, I hold a soft spot for the genre of music otherwise known as AfroBeats. From old skool *Styl-Plus and their ‘Olufunmi’ saga and 2Face‘s ‘African Queen’ classic that had my 16 year-old self ask my friend to “bluetooth” the song to me; or the Christmas my aunt and I SCREAMED Lagbaja‘s ‘Never Far Away’ to each other in attempts to recreate the melodious duet (we failed). Today we appreciate Asa‘s Yoruba one-liner in her song ‘Be My Man’ while we connect iPhones to car stereos nodding our heads to the likes of Burna Boy‘s “island-influenced” flow. I have also suddenly found myself caught in the Wizkid fan-trap (still trying to understand how I got here ~ darn that ‘Pakurumo’ song) and oh there’s dimpled-faced Davido with …