A man (by ‘man’, I mean humankind- both male and female) is generally measured as successful based on two things: his marriage (and family), and his career. I once heard someone saying, “At her age, she should be thinking of her marriage and career.” I believe those are the two things that the majority of humanity lives for.* Once an individual is “of age”, done with education, he/she starts looking for:
- a job (preferably one with upward mobility possibilities), and
- the one person they plan on spending the rest of their life with.
I put this video up on Facebook about two weeks ago. But my concern for the situation in Nigeria is growing even more. And after reading a post on Africanism Cosmopolitan (click here to read), the reality of things hit me all over again and I thought to upload the video on YouTube and here.
Hopefully you have clicked on the link and seen that there is a daily prayer chain going on for the next couple of days (till the 28th) at 10pm (GMT+0). If you didn’t click, now you know. I encourage us to take out time to pray (anytime, anywhere) for the girls and for the nation.
I would also like to add that, in addition to our prayers, I believe we need to stop looking and start acting. Our future is in our hands, our nation is in our hands. We must look inward, and resolve to stand up and play our parts- whatever that may be (I confess that I am still trying to figure out what I can do as an individual). What I do know is that enough is enough, we need to get up.
God help us.
It’s a beautiful day! Not just because the sun is shining in its gorgeous glory; or because I’m wearing the cutest earrings and my ankara skirt 😉 ; or because it’s a Sunday; or because I’m in a good mood… It’s because today, I (along with majority of the world) am celebrating Easter. There is a little difference though. I’m not celebrating just the fact that it’s a four-day weekend, or that I get to hang out with friends and do fun things like egg hunts. For me, it’s more than cute rabbits and chocolate eggs (I don’t even get how those came into the picture). It’s all about Jesus! Join the celebration
If you have already seen my Music Haul post, you will know how much I love Jonathan McReynolds’ music. Life music, his debut album, (which I heard for the first time last month) is the best album I have heard in my life so far. The idea to do this video struck me one random day, and I filmed and sang it bits. I wanted to capture how the songs wove through parts of my life. Camera work was done with my Samsung S4 and a small WB30F camera (forgive the out-of-frame shots- I’ve only got two hands). Vocals were done by me (I initially planned to use his original vocals- but couldn’t figure out how to get the songs off Google Play). Editing was done with Windows Movie Maker; and recording was done with Audacity which you can download online for free. In the video, I sing parts of 8 of the 12 songs on the album. Enjoy!
What songs have touched you in a special way? Share in the comments, and make your own video if you wish! 😉
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