10 Songs I am Loving Right Now | 30 Days Writing Challenge | Day Seven
This is one of the favorite things I love to do: listen and talking about music. So let’s do this:
- Waterfall by David and Nicole Binion Ft. Maranda Curtis: This is song is my favorite song of the moment. It is the bomb. I’ve always craved gospel sounds that’s not restricted to the usual stereotype (the Hillsong style). I want to carry my Gospel music into every mood and situation I am, and not have to ‘be in the mood of worship”. Don’t get me wrong, I have my own list of devotional music, but more often than not, I want the truth of the gospel serenading my ears every other time. That I can dance and groove to this truth makes it the best song at this moment. I owe this to Olajumoke Osunsanya for sharing the song with me.
- Beautiful Exchange by Hillsong Worship: This is like my all time favorite sound. It’s not just the truth of the song, it’s equally the mood it creates – a place I can be naked in reckless abandon and just soak in the beauty of the Gospel. It’s a personal collection, I carry it with me every where.
- Who You Say I Am by Hillsong Worship: This is one of my favorite of the songs we sing in Noble House, and since this lockdown has made me miss church so much, I come here to re-live the atmosphere. There’s a twist with which we sing the chorus in Noble House that better helps us capture the reality of the indwelling of God., and it goes like this:
I’m the father’s house (originally: In my father’s house)
I’m his dwelling place (originally: There’s a place for me)
I’m a child of God, yes, I am
- Oceans (Where feet may fail) by Hillsong Worship: This has been a companion these few weeks. It’s been a reminder of God’s absolute disposition to do only good to me and a dedication to trust him through this moment of blind faith.
- Gbojule and Isinmi by Sholla Alyson: Like ‘Oceans’, this songs have been a companion. Our confession of faith is sometimes a reflection of our heart, our feelings, and our excitements, but at other times, it’s a declaration of the truth we want our heart to focus on. These are some of the personal collections. They go with me everywhere. I could need to listen to them at anytime. I see ‘Isinmi’ as a personal song aunty Sola sang for me, yes of course, because she mentioned my name inside, and it tells the story of my life’s journey. Isn’t that so sweet? My favorite line of ‘Gbojule’:
“Bi eru wa, sibe o wa, ko le yipade lailai
Alaanu, olupese, oludande, oloore ni
Sebi awa ri baba gbojule”
- Worthy (Album) by India Arie: If you know me, you already know I’m in love with this album, so I can’t choose one song out. This album means peace, self-worth, self-care, self-love, soul purification, mind-purge, and happiness to me. After my devotion, this album accompanies my morning rituals, from work-out, to tea-time, to meditation, and for most part of the day. (Please, I’m begging you in the name of Jesus, listen to this album). I’m grateful to Precious Adeyemo for making me listen to the album. My love for her has shot up for being such a blessing. Here’s two of my favorite songs from the album:
- Contagious by WurLD: For a long time, I tried to listen to many ‘afro-beat’ artists in Nigeria, but I just couldn’t, save a few times. It’s not even the trash lyrics now, it’s the entire music – terrible song writing and lazy melodies. It just can’t sit with my mind. But here comes this guy, and he has sense. It was Tosin Olanrewaju that got me to listen, and now he’s my guy. His songwriting is amazing. And ‘Contagious’ is a song where he place contemporary style on a Shina Peters kind of afro-beat. I loved it at first mention. Tried following the lyrics, and its content isn’t lewd. The song talks about contagious happiness (aside a few typical Nigerian afro-beat lines).
- Awesome Mixtape by Awesome Band: This is the song that kicks in from 12pm and fills the afternoon or whenever my brain and work are no longer moving in tandem. It’s an awesome live mix of alujo music, and Awesome is a beast in it. He takes you from usual church choruses to the party sound, and makes a touch at the oldies, the likes of Barrister, Sunny Ade, Shina Peters, Ebenezer Obey and all. It’s always the ginger needed for work. It’s my work music. Download
- Home Again by Micheal Kiwanuka: This song is for relaxing in the evening, dance with myself alone in the room, or anytime I need my soul to be calm without necessarily thinking of any thing. I first heard him from Janet Nwosu’s IG page as she recorded ASA dancing to it. I was like, how can ASA be dancing to a song and I haven’t heard it? So, I rushed to my phone to find this guy and I’ve been hooked since then. That music is bliss.
- Journey (Album) by Dapo Dina: I don’t know how to even describe this album. It’s like a default album that functions is many situations, especially when there are hardly any words to say, or just when I want to play. I’ve been listening to this album consistently for about 3 years now.
Of the other songs that gets this boy’s head going smoothly, there are many and not a few. Shall we talk of the ASAs, the Mali Musics, the Emeli Sande, the Audrey Abudei, The Sunny Ades, the Outbursts, the Somis? If we do, we will exceed the number required. So let me eave you with these ones.
I know you asked for 10 and I stylishly gave you everything on my mind. I know, I am extra.
I made an apple and youtube playlist of these songs, if you listen and you don’t like them, or don’t get addicted to at least one of them, come and collect your data money back from me (provided you have listened to the three episodes of my podcasts).
I am the ImisiOluwa; na me talk am.