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Naija Chronicles and a New Release: 💭 SiLenT ThOuGhTs 💭 – #BringBackOurGirls

Hello Friends,

Heartwarming greetings from my African sunkissed heart to yours 🙂 and a Happy new month of August to you!

I just arrived from my home country of Nigeria the past month of July, promoting my debut album “Organically Singing”  and  garnering some press/media presence and on ground performances. Follow me at  @Tosinger on instagram  to have a sneak peak of that journey, see a few pics below. Thank God for His mercies, grace and favor and thank you Lagos for your hospitality.

Singing at Jazzhole, Lagos
Interview with Tosyn Bucknor of Top Radio 90.9 FM
Performing at Freedom Park, Lagos with Seun Olota
Interview with Harry Itie for TVC Channel “On The Town”
After radio interview with Olabisi Omidire of EkoFm

 

RhythmFM 93.7 interview on Celebrity Live Wednesday
With Etuk Ubong and the band at Jazzhole

I am also delighted to present to you a creative product of my visit to Nigeria which is officially released digitally today. I worked with the multitalented Producer/Musician – FloRocka– on my latest project, an audio drama/spoken word titled ‘Silent Thoughts’.

Meeting the talented Florocka 6 years after. Prior to this, 6 years ago, I did digital artist promotions and social media marketing for his very first project – The OverFlo
With Flo and Rapper DMSquared

‘Silent Thoughts‘ is an Audio Drama/Spoken Word/Storytelling Project with an afro-theatrical edge addressing the issues of our times. As a spoken form of art on a musical backdrop, ‘Silent Thoughts’ intends to provoke and inspire thought towards change. Things have been quiet lately about the Chibok Girls. Whatever happened to #BringBackOurGirls? What is currently happening?

Download here

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Watch ‘The Making’ of Silent Thoughts

In other news, do take a moment to read my interview with The Guardian NG

Thanks for your love and support.

Blessings to you and yours this new month and beyond!

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…
Tosinger
Singer I Songwriter I Storyteller

Artivist mode 🙂
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#BringBackOurGirls Day 365 – A March and A Song

Today marks one year since more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

TODAY APRIL 14th Join the Global School Girl March, one year since 270+ Nigerian school girls were kidnapped via https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls

News via BBC Africa reports –

 The abduction of the girls in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria sparked global outrage, with nations such as the US and China promising to help find them.
There have been sightings of the girls reported, but none have been found.Boko Haram say the girls have converted to Islam and been married off. One witness told the BBC that she saw more than 50 of them alive three weeks ago in the north-eastern town of Gwoza.A procession is being held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, with 219 girls taking part to represent each missing girl. Nigeria’s incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, said his government would “do everything in its power to bring them home” but said he “cannot promise that we can find them”.

The #BringBackOurGirls kidnap inspired a song that I wrote titled ‘Aeroplane’ from my upcoming album, ‘Organically Singing’.  It’s a nostalgic, ambient,  emotional song where I incorporated a yoruba children’s folklore song in the chorus, usually sang when kids see an aeroplance fly by. For every airplane those girls might sight in the sky, I can only imagine how they will have hopes and thoughts of a rescue mission. The lyrics of the second verse  is about the Chibok girls that have not been brought back. This is music to pull your heartstrings and hopefully move us all to action.

AEROPLANE LYRICS
Verse 1
There’s a little boy
With hopes and dreams
To one day be a man
Always wondered what the future really holds
Crying on the streets
Daddy’s gone, mama’s working so hard
He looks up to the sky and sings a melody

Chorus
Aeroplane o dabo (Goodbye Aeroplane)
Ba mi k’iya mi eleko (Say hi to my mom who sells wrapped corn meals)
Eko meji oyomi (Two corn meals will be enough for me)
Oyomi o Oyomi (Enough for me, enough for me)
E gbam gbam E jigi jigi (A vocal simulation of the sound an aeroplane makes when taking off)

Verse 2
There’s a little girl
She goes to school
Learning for tomorrow
Evil comes and takes her far away
Night and Day, she’s wailing
Waiting for her rescue
She looks up to the sky
And sings a melody

Chorus
Aeroplane o dabo
Ba mi k’iya mi eleko
Eko meji oyomi
Oyomi o Oyomi
E gbam gbam
E jigi jigi

Bridge
Aeeeeeeroplane
Flying So High
I wish I can touch the sky 2X

Chorus
(c) Written, Performed and Arranged by Tosinger

Beautifully Dreaming.. Positively Doing

Tosinger