The songs on the playlist for this month are songs I came across recently, one of my Goals for January was to listen to new songs and broaden my playlist and boy did I come across so many new musicians.
Thank you to Mr Johnson and Ifeoluwa for introducing me to Deezer, it is a music streaming application like Spotify but unlike Spotify it is available in Nigeria. *Thank God!
Let’s get into the playlist;
Phil Wickham – This Is Amazing Grace: It is an upbeat song that reminds me of God’s love expressed on the cross through Jesus and the beautiful gift of Salvation and Grace.
MercyMe – Greater: It is a such a beautiful song that reminds me that God loves me, that I should come as I am to him without fear of condemnation.
Chris Tomlin – Our God: It reminds me of the fact that God is sovereign over all and God is always on my side every time.
Planetshakers – The Anthem
Phil Wickham ft. Madison Cunningham – The Secret Place
Enjoy! You can leave me song recommendations in the comments below.
Pictures by Bukky Tijani
Driving round the streets of Venice
With no care in the world.
The wind in my hair…
I’ve been kissed by the sun
And my glow on fleek!
Strutting down the beach…
Picking precious sea shells as I go
The feeling of peace as the sea flows past my feet is overwhelming
Watching how beautiful the sun set in this wonderful city of love…
Oh! How I’m ready to explore
Sadly I’m called back to reality
By the hesitant cry of my name
It’s nothing but pictures in my head
‘Oh! I wish you were real’ I say!
We interrupt our ongoing series Paper Hearts and Plastic Pins to bring you the ”A Love MashUp” from Pop/Rock Band RepJ360.
RepJ360 has a love story to share along with a once in a lifetime ”Love MashUp”, which I am sure you will all enjoy.
Paper Hearts and Plastic Pins will return tomorrow.
Graduation was great; after graduation was even better. We finally had time to spend with one another, but we both knew that the fantasy was going to come to a screeching halt. I guess in your own caring way you began to pull away because you didn’t want either of us to get hurt. You felt it was better we forgot each other. One thing you didn’t realise was that wherever I go, wherever you are, [….] you’re never far away, you’re always on my mind.
But, you just didn’t seem to believe me. You were just not the girl I used to know. I remember when I first met you, I was not a contributing member of society, my grades were nothing to write home about and home was about to write me off. There was no possibility for me to be rescued, thank God I found you because you brought me joy and blessings. I just want to let you know now, I could do anything for you, no matter what we go through.
Of course You didn’t make it easy at the beginning. I ask you out today you say “yes”, tomorrow you tell me you never said yes, you said “no”. I wonder why I thought you will make it easy for me this time, you confuse me because every time I look into your eyes I can see you want us to be, as bad as I do. I am giving you my all on a platter of platinum. Everything I have, my one Naira, my one million, I want you to take it all.
You have rendered me stupid, I never thought I could be sprouting such lyrics to get you to stay. It is obvious you stole my heart away.
So no matter, where I go, no matter the distance I want you to know you are the one I want. I want you to be my wife, I want you to bare my kids. This is the future I see for us and nothing can change that.
Story inspired by Lagbaja’s “Never Far Away”; Niyola’s “Toh Bhad”; Dare Art Alade’s “Not the girl”; P-Square’s “No one be like you”; Djinee’s “I no dey shame”; Banky W’s “Yes/No”; Tuface’s “If love is a crime”; MI’s “One Naira”; Tuface’s “Ole”; Styl Plus’ “Imagine that” & Wande Coal’s “Ololufe”
So the band is having a competition where the winner gets to either hang out with them or request a mash up of their favorite artiste.
All you have to do is write a short story that follows the line of the mashup. To make it more interesting make sure you find a way to include a lyric from each song.
Competition closes at the end of the month. Email them your story at email@example.com or you could send it to me. It should be not more than 500 words.
The band will pick the best story and let the winner know. Follow their Instagram page @repj360, like their Facebook page and keep in touch with them on Twitter.
Love Is by Moyo Ademola
The Father’s Love by Bukky Tijani