Neefemi's corner: Hi Guys, how are you all doing, hope you had a good weekend? Just a quick Introduction to our guest blogger today. I'm sure most of you all know Ms. O. Funny enough i have known of her and seen her, though i am not aware if she knows me, for a long time. Plus she is cool my with my bro and is besties with (lets leave that private huh Ms O, lol.). Its funny that blogsvile is where we finally meet to talk and esp for me who doesn't have a lot of female friends, to realize that we share the same stories and interests. She is good people and i'm glad she could do this. Show her a warm welcome please. Thanks again ma.
Hello guys. My name is Lohi aka Ms.O (Yes, the same Ms.O from blogger) and I am a huge music lover. I get my love for diverse music from my dad. Growing up there was ALWAYS music in my house. It was not always Nigerian music; well except the Fela's and co but I diverse. My dad introduced me to country, rock, new-age, reggae, and RnB, to name a few. With that much influence I was and still am very open to all kinds of music. I listen to anything and everything, although RnB and country will always be my favorites. This week's Music Monday might come as a shock to the readers of this blog (Mostly Nigerian who always think I am weird when they look through my music library *sad face*) but I do love this kind of music. It makes me happy, makes me think, makes me calm and most importantly it inspires me. I am talking about New-Age music. New-Age music is very different and mostly used as soundtracks for movies and television shows. *Yes i actually look up the score of movies* this way I get introduced to new artists for my collection (YAY!!! always a happy moment). I know a lot of people would not find it as interesting as I do, but here we go! These are some of my favorites.
Enigma - Return To Innocence
I think everyone has heard this song. It has been the soundtrack to many movies, series and even commercials. iLove the song! Reminds me of my childhood too.
Blood Diamond - Solomon Vandy - James Newton Howard
I came across this song on one of my searches for new music. It is one of the soundtracks to "Blood Diamond" the movie. It is by James Newton Howard.I like this song, The original version is called Nangirira by the African Children's Choir. I guess Howard sampled it... I like this version though.
Enya - Only Time (Original)
Oh Enya, I think I was a little 11 yr old little girl the first time I heard an Enya song and I fell in love! I am still very much in love with this song! Soundtrack in the movie *Sweet November*
Enya - Caribbean Blue
I listen to this song almost every day. It is the most played song on my iTunes 3 years in a row. I remember first hearing it on an episode of "So you think you can dance"---I love it!
This song just moves me... That really is all I can say.
"Cast your eyes on theocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me...."
This was hard for me to pick ONE Yanni song! I love all his work. Like ALL of it! This is one of my favorites though. Yanni is amazing. Please do yourself a favor and get familiar.
01. Sade - By Your Side
Sade is not really classified as New-age but this song has the same feel as most of the other songs on here. I love Sade. LOVE LOVE LOVE SADE! ohh and this song reminds me of my daddy!
Phewww that was easy! I hope I have/was able to introduce some of you to gooooooood music. Please take your time and listen to them. I swear they are not boring!!!! Thank you Neefemi for the letting me to do this post. Hugs and Kisses and remember Neefemi Loves you!