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Seven Songs Selection for Valentine’s Day 2019

Hello Friends,

Been a while. Hope you are all keeping well. A wave came over me to share some of my favorite love songs that may just be apropos for your listening pleasure this Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers and loved ones.

Enjoy my unique choices in no particular order

1. Ola Onabule – Love Again

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

2. Melody Gardot – Love Me Like a River Does

3. KiDi – Odo

“Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” – Trent Shelton

4. Marvin Gaye – I Want You

5. Sade – By Your Side

“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Ghandi

6. Oriri – See Your Face

7. Tracy Chapman –  Baby Can I hold you

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal

Here’s a bonus

Damian Marley – There For You

 

cute valentine's day quotesLove, Peace and Beautiful Music,

Tosinger

 

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Coast To Coast- Are you searching for Love?

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hope you love yourself first

And as you search for love

Coast to Coast

Then you will find it

God’s love – Self Love – Others Love

In that order

Happy Valentine’s Day

Enjoy Coast to Coast – A song about searching for true love

Coast to Coast produced/arranged/written/played by Jazz Pianist Timothy Ogunbiyi featuring Tosinger on Vocals. Recorded at SoundXtreem Studios (Bossbeats) and mastered by Neks

LYRICS
Coast to coast to find love o
North to South to feel some warmth o
Climbed mountains swam oceans odo(streams)
Ife ni mo n wa
(It’s love I’m looking for)
mowi o , mowi o
(I am saying this)
Owo po, tibi wa
(There’s lots of money and I’m romantically able)
Ile wa , olapo wa
(There is a home and lots of wealth)
Wa
(Come)

Tolulope fo igba aya mi
(Tolulope broke my heart)
Lakunle fe da ori mi RU
(Lakunle almost ran me crazy)
Andrew took a piece of my heart
Ife ni no wa lo
(It was love I went looking for)

Nibo nife wa
(Where is love)
Nibo nife wa
Nibo nife wa
Come fill my heart

Love, Peace and Beautiful Music,

Tosinger

FALSE PROMISES – A Short Film By Joe Adetona

In the wake of  February 14 (Valentine’s day of course), UAE trained Nigerian Filmmaker, Joe Adetona releases this very timely short film titled ‘False Promises’, a love story set within the 1958 Constitution Conference event in Nigeria ( Side Note- Coincidentally, Nigeria’s political elections takes place on the same date, Feb 14, 2015 ).  “False Promises’ short film features actors – Samuelson Jackson, Chinwe Adigwe, Joe Adetona and Fortune O. Ibrahim.

Synopsis

False Promises  – Breaking Up is Hard but Moving on is Harder. Set during  the 1958 Constitution Conference, ‘False Promises’ is about the protagonist finding hope in life and it reinforces the belief that true love is eternal.

View Trailer

 

About Joe Adetona

Joe Adetona is an award winning Nigerian Filmmaker/Director holding fort at his Production outfit – Luxury Pictures. His directorial debut was “Loni”, a fantasy film based on an imaginary story. Other works include 1959, Oko Ojokan, Best or Last, Apola among others.  Joe has created sleek cinematic music videos for various music artistes including  Reminisce, Ajay’P , Dare David, Ini, Dafidi, to name a few, totaling up to 1 million  views or more on YouTube.  He is also a successful photographer, graphic designer working editorials, album covers and other branding projects. All in all, Joe Adetona is multi-talented creative who has carved his niche in the media and film industry, both in his home country, Nigeria and internationally.

For more info and to check out more of his projects, click here 

Beautifully Dreaming…Positively Doing…

Tosinger 

A Valentine Playlist and More..

Happy Valentine’s Day All

If you are not particularly bothered about the overrated ceremonial aspect of the card giving, chocolate eating and champagne sipping  candle-lit dinners, at least you will relate to the theme of Love.  Love in all forms that is. Love is all about compassion, giving, kindness to yourself first, and then to others ( see the previous post) . Long and short of it,  love God who created you, love  yourself very, very well first,  so you can love others freely also. The true meaning of Love? See below

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and  as customary on seasonal occasions, here is a selection of 7 songs/music for your enjoyment.

This UB40 song  I will be doing a cover of tonight at this event. So if you are in Atlanta. Come on out to Ike’s Cafe and Grill

love
ləv/
noun
an intense feeling of deep affection.
compassion, care, caring, regard, solicitude, concern, friendliness, friendship, kindness, charity, goodwill, sympathy, kindliness, altruism, unselfishness, philanthropy, benevolence, fellow feeling, humanity, infatuated with, besotted with, enamored of, smitten with, consumed with desire for;
captivated by, bewitched by, enthralled by, entranced by, moonstruck by;
a great interest and pleasure in something.
synonyms:    care very much for, feel deep affection for, hold very dear, adore, think the world of, be devoted to, dote on,

umbrella love

Here is an interesting  poem by  Anthony BlackRooney

A CHINESE THEMED VALENTINE by BlackRooney

MI: MY NAME IS “MI” AND YOURS IS “YU”. WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS AND YOURS, MINE

YU: MY DARLING MI, YOU ARE MY WORLD, I LOVE YOU MI, YES YU LOVES MI

MI: THROUGH THE HIGHS AND LOWS AND THICK AND THIN. MY HEART WILL BEAT FOR YU ONLY

YU: I LOVE YOU TOO, MI AND YU TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONY

love smiley

Join me on a Google Hangout at 12pm EST. Video will be available for replay if you miss it. I will be discussing with some other wonderful bloggers on the ‘Metamorphosis of Love’

Join our ‘Metamorphosis of Love’ hangout on Valentine’s Day

The topic to be discussed is the metamorphosis or evolution – if you will – of love or its perception from the African woman’s context. What were you taught about love as a young woman, and how did those concepts change if at all in various stages of life and with different experiences?

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love is the same in any language | the more you travel the more you see that all people have the same needs: food, water, shelter and LOVE!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing..

xoxo
Tosinger

Join our ‘Metamorphosis of Love’ hangout on Valentine’s Day

Our next hangout takes place this Friday, 14th February at 17:00 GMT.

The topic to be discussed is the metamorphosis or evolution – if you will – of love or its perception from the African woman’s context. What were you taught about love as a young woman, and how did those concepts change if at all in various stages of life and with different experiences?

Facilitator – Malaka (Ghana/US)

Her fab guests are:
Tosinger (Nigeria/US) Listen to her music via http://www.afrodreaming.com/home.html
Rambling Roomates (Ghana) Read their blog http://loveafrican.wordpress.com/
Tiffany (South Africa/Kenya) Check out the site she curates http://holaafrica.org/tag/holaa/
Ngosa (Zambia)Visit her blog http://mwanabaafrika.blogspot.com/

– See more at: http://adventuresfrom.com/2014/02/11/join-our-metamorphosis-of-love-hangout-on-valentines-day.html#sthash.SnJn1hjx.dpuf

HISTORY IN BLACK AND WHITE & Some Music

Bonjour,

Pictures and Music … Not a lot of words today..

Music is from Oriri, a young upcoming Afro~soulful artist who also featured in my Ile music video (playing the bass guitar). Unlike the regular incorporation of the Yoruba language prevalent in most neo-afro music originating from Nigeria, he is making his people of the Benin Kingdom of Nigeria proud by incorporating his very own Bini local dialect in his music. It’s beautiful.

Follow on Twitter @oririmusic

More about Oriri here. I have chosen 3 black and white poignant historical {in the spirit of Mandela, South Africa relevant} photos to accompany the theme of 3 of his songs. Enjoy ’em.

Winnie and Nelson Mandela, 1962
Winnie and Nelson Mandela, 1962
Miriam Makeba ~ Kalk Bay Modern: Jurgen Schadeberg - THE BLACK & WHITE FIFTIES
Miriam Makeba ~ Kalk Bay Modern: Jurgen Schadeberg – THE BLACK & WHITE FIFTIES
Ernest Cole (1940 – 1990) Handcuffed blacks were arrested for being in white area illegally South Africa 1960-1966
Ernest Cole (1940 – 1990) Handcuffed blacks were arrested for being in white area illegally South Africa 1960-1966

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…

xoxo

Tosinger

Photos & Haikus II

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great week so far and the weekend is looking good already. Here’s presenting Photos & Haikus II. These are shots from a photographer friend of mine, YinkaStudio based in New York ‘ {Chocolate Photography}  Here goes 3 photo selections for my haikus. Enjoy!

Cute baby alert

Chubby cheeks and smile so sweet

Light in his bright eyes 

Sweet creamy cookies

Tummy leaps for sugar treats

Delicious rainbows

Oh the book of love

Your name and mine I do see

I smile as you read

Click the photo below for more of Yinka Studio’s work

Click here for Photos & Haikus I

Until my next post,

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…

xoxo

Tosinger

OCEAN DRIVE 1995

“I just want to go to Ocean Drive, where the sun shines on everything I do……….”

Music that takes you down memory lane and gives you the best of good feelings.  I present to some and introduce to others (depending on your age / music taste 🙂 ) , Tunde Baiyewu, the unique voice of the ‘Lighthouse Family’ group who has now gone solo. He still remains, undoubtedly, a music crush of mine and I am so happy to know he is still very active musically.

Right now, my situation is – I can’t get enough of ‘Ocean Drive’, calming .. dreamy…. hopeful …Yes!

“Ocean Drive
Don’t know why you’re so blue
Sun’s gonna shine on everything you do
And the sky is so blue
Sun’s gonna shine on everything you do”

Read more about Ocean Drive The Album.

From his latest project,  here is the official music video for “Move” the first single from his DIAMOND IN A ROCK album

Worth of mention, a live version of another of a Lighthouse Family fan favorite ‘High’

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Check out more  on Tunde Baiyewu on his site at http://www.tunde.co.uk/

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…

xoxo

Tosinger