Maybe not Maybe (Part 4)

Friends who believe have added words to the battle for nationhood
For in this we stand together in brotherhood
Kudos to Mode9 for his consistent tenacity
Not forgetting MI for his audacity
They’ve stood firm to sing songs with meaning not following the wave of stupidity
And have chosen to stay above mediocrity
Ruggedman for helping us get Eedris of our air waves
Drawing a line between music and noise raves

Men like 2Face who has stood the test of time making the country proud
And Banky W ensuring we constantly get good sound
We didn’t get Da Grin too long but we appreciate his talents
For though his time was short he gave us great moments
If I could sing I would tap into the insanity of Olamide
A man with a mission to take charge armed with grenades
Not forgetting Nigga Raw who has held the touch so long
And Mr 2 Shortz for his great songs

El Dee the don giving the country a clean image
P Square flying the Nigeria flag on new stage
Kudos to Blackmagic and Terry da rap man – men blessed with rare bars
Plane is an iron but money makes it fly – great bars
6 Foot plus left the music scene leaving a big space
Ela Joe came in but refused to fill the space
We have the privilege of Naeto C on our train
And the greatly talented Jesse Jags on the terrain

We do not forget Majek Fashek – a great talent derailed by drugs
Buchi and Rooftop MCs showing us you only need the most high to high and not drugs
Cohbams – a man that has broken boundaries with none in his class
Clarence Peters with videos that gives him his own class
Legendary Dede Mabiaku who insulted an upcoming performer at a talent show for portraying Fela on pants
And has since gone blind and dumb when Burna Boy at Felabration wore pants
Kudos to D’Banj and Don Jazzy – a dynamic duo though unpaired
Bouqui and Jadhiel– ladies armed with lyrics to be heard

Tha Suspect holding it down
Ill Bliss breaking barriers down
Sasha P and Eva also with 16 bars holding it down
Vector, Phyno and Phenom ready to get the rest of the world down
Femi Kuti still keeping Nigeria on the map
Lagbaja bringing our culture to the map
Asa and Beautiful Nubia with lyrics to showcase African intellect
9ice and Lord of Ajasa show casing our dialect

Seun Kuti fighting the social ills with his music
Entertainment and liberation is the soul of music
Terry G has given us great beats with no lyrics
Ikechukwu and Sauce kid has kept their writing pad and decided to come on the air waves to make many sick
Why give men we won’t welcome in our homes a chance to get into our airwaves
Coming out with songs that should be played at the grave
The degrading music of Obesere that is a disgrace to Fuji
KWAM 1 and Mr. Johnson will weep to see the new face of Fuji

Gradually we losing the era of music with a message to open up minds
King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Owenu and Evangelist Ebenezer Obey tutored minds
Orits Wiliki made hips move and minds to think
Oliver de Coque and Bright Chimezie made characters thick
These were leaders who didn’t need drugs to make good music and impact
They had a rare wisdom no one would forget
They took the Nigeria culture every where they went to not ashamed to be identified
They are Nigerians – and made the world know they were satisfied

Yung6ix welcome to the limelight as Rukus is known only for his rants and fights
Maheeda a disgrace to womanhood – take a look at Chidinma before bringing yourself to limelight
We are Africans screams JJC and we have ethics and morals
Thanks to Omawunmi for her vocals – not forgetting Darey
Without curse words or foul language Flavour still creates a tune we can identify with
Davido and Reminisce break free from their parents’ wealth to make something from their sweat
Thanks to Lynxx and Tiwa Salvage for trying to continually set a standard
Ice Prince – a great addition to our music family; certainly not a bastard

Timi Dakolo has made music for eternity
Djinee with a voice and talent to alter destiny
T. Y. Bello and Lara George with their divine message for this generation
Waje and Tesh Carter dropping songs and bars for liberation
Sound Sultan has made the airwaves glad with his presence
DJ Jimmy Jatt keeping tabs with music to hold up its potency
Dunchan Mighty and Timaya making great tunes for the dance floor
Nathaniel Bassey and Frank Edward remaining true to their call

Good music is one that transcends from generation to generation
With sound laced with liberation
For music has broken the barriers of tribalism
It has reached a height that it can’t be stopped by nepotism
We need our music to be a tool for change and not just to entertain
A tool to give hope so our faith can be sustained
There are worlds still to be conquered by words
Worlds which will open only to music sounds

Let us together kick our tribalism and ethnicity to the curbs
Shall we prefer a team with all tribes represented yet with no trophy?
When a trophy is won – isn’t it the pride of Nigeria?
Should skills, talent and form not be the only criteria?
Let us remember to fight for our nationhood
If called upon to serve – should do it for our land
Together we can make a difference
Together we can be the difference

People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voice never share
And no one dare disturb the sound of silence
There were people there lovely as would ever care
Tonight, you can start again laughing again in the open air
Even if we have had bad so long
It takes one right to begin a race to stop the wrong

The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they will sleep at night
For they that are ahead of us have seen the light but shield us from it
People demand for the freedom of speech so to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid
For they wish to talk freely to fill in their soul’s void
Common looking people are the best in the world
That must be the reason the Lord made so many of them for this world
For the common man is ready to battle and fight except think
His brain has been dormant so long that now it stinks

3 thoughts on “Maybe not Maybe (Part 4)” by Ogbole Samson (@ogbolesamson)

  1. The relevance of music can never be over-flogged. The poem above, recounting the stars and starlets in the music industry, tells of the good and the implicit bad in the songs sung. It’s indeed a nice rendition. Keep on!

  2. @innoalifa thanks sir, I appreciate

    we need to speak against the content of the music

    1. You have a point @ogbolesamson… Keep on!

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