ChisosMusic Critique – Why You Love me by Nosa

Nosa is simply an amazing singer.

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His vocal dexterity is..err…permit me to use the word “enviable”. Every song performed by the “Always Pray for You” maestro were delivered with simplicity yet  sound professionalism. No “wash”! I’m only trying to capture my love for this great man’s gift in the best possible adjective I can think of cos he does deserve it.

Now with that said, let’s get down to the song at hand, “Why you love me”.

This is contemporary high-life at its best.

The beat and instrumentals are just right. The lyrics, though in his signature pidgin english delivery are intelligent, well planned and thought of, not some mumbo jumbo and burukete burukete burukete (where did that come from?) which features in most of our songs nowadays, even our very own gospel music.

Ok, now my grouse with the song is that the name “Jesus” or “God” was not mentioned in the full song which is supposedly about God’s love. See, I could as well insert “Rihanna, why you love me” or “Buddha, why you love me” without stress and it’ll still pass. So the question would be Why WHO love me?

Was that on purpose? So as to be relevant in both the secular and gospel sphere?

But seriously, do we need to remove Jesus or God from songs to be relevant?

Can we preach a message without The Message?

Oh well, someone would argue that its “Inspirational Music“. Please spare me the worldly jargon which. That is just an excuse that most gospel artistes use so as to have a bite in the secular market share  .

The message of Jesus is the life transforming GOSPEL and not an INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE.

Peeps might say, he’s not just a gospel musician na. And i’m like o……………………..k.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION. Don’t mind me o.

Overall, the song is a plus for me. Love it. Now your turn, what do you think?

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GOSPEL JAMZ – Who’s Really Grooving?

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Hey guys,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit. I was a bit distracted for a while. But a certain angel came to beat me back on track. Glory to God!!

Did you miss me? Or are you part of the lot that wished I was kidnapped and exchanged for gala at Cotonou? LOL

Whatever the case may be… I’m back now.  Hahaha *Self Ovation*

Gosh! A whole lot of songs have been released recently. Great gospel tunes as well as Akamu …err…Akamu… things (can’t bring myself to call them songs). Some of them deserve critique while most are just plain ridiculous and not worth my time to write less you reading them. However, I’ll do my best to see what I can review.

A question’s always bugging my mind. And it’s a question I want to pose to y’all gospel artistes

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE FOR DOING GOSPEL?

Are you here for the money, the fame…The glitz and the glamour…The paparazzi…the adoring fans?

If that’s the case, then the object of your passion is material and like all material things, they wear and tear and fizzle out into obscurity and no one remembers them anymore cos a new “product” has taken over. Who remembers Trium phones? Anybody? Ah! Never mind *checks incoming ping*

Think about the gospel artistes that have stood the test of time. Whose songs are still relevant today and are still sung in our various worship services.

One thing is constant…

GOD IS THE CENTRE OF THEIR PASSION.

gloryYou see, God is the only constant, never-changing and ever relevant “product” that has been before eternity and will continue to be even after eternity fades away. If you choose to make him the centre and pillar of your chosen career, you will ultimately be relevant even after you leave this earth. God takes ownership of your songs cos they are about and for him and he uses it for generations to come. Isn’t that even a cooler way to make the money?

Instead you write your songs to the taste of the CREATED rather than the CREATOR. You want to please the people who “would buy your cd” rather than the one who is able to cause you to profit and bring wealth into your house. And the annoying thing is that these people are only waiting to download your content for free without paying a dime.

What’s your call? Choose to focus on our God in all his simplicity and beauty and he will indeed “bless your bread and your water” (Exodus 23:25+) or the people whose loyalty changes with the wind.

So tell me, who’s really grooving your gbedu? JESUS or THE PEOPLE?

Bless.

CM

HEY MUSICIAN, WE WANT BETTER GOSPEL SONGS.

Hi,

It has been my desire for a very long time to start up a  strictly gospel music critique + review blog!.

Yup! A very looooooooooooooooooooooong time. And I give glory to God for its birth. So here goes…

In Nigeria, almost on per second billing, a new gospel song is recorded and released to the general public to be a blessing to the body of Christ (at least i hope so!). Different christian songs of different genres laden with strong and sometimes ridiculous lyrics are published daily to boost of the Gospel music industry in Nigeria and the kingdom of God (not so sure of the latter for some songs tho).

I am an ardent fan of gospel music in Nigeria. A devout christian and worshiper. I love music a lot and I have heard all sorts; gospel and secular and I have developed a little knowledge of the industry being a keen watcher.

Our Heavenly Father is a God of order. He believes in excellence no matter the costs. He fights concepts like disorder, average, marginal, smallness, haphazard etc. Poor is even unthinkable. It therefore breaks my heart when artistes, who are supposed to be bearers of God’s banner churn out average even poor rating songs. Many try to copy secular songs forgetting the very essence of their calling/career and ministry.

JESUS and his Kingdom.

I’ve always wanted to shout but I keep quiet so as not to mess with people’s emotions but its getting out of hand.

BUT NO MORE!!! THIS IS SPARTA!!!

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I’m not much of a writer, please pardon me but this is how we are going to roll.

We will put up the song for listening and then critique it as objectively as possible. Everything is still my Opinion though.

We would also give the fans the opportunity to rate the song via a poll. It would be cool.

Guest reviews are also welcome.

Send your review to chisosmusic@gmail.com.

We would review and maybe publish.

WE WANT BETTER GOSPEL SONGS, JESUS DESERVES BETTER.

CM