My MuSic PlaYeR

31 Jul

Hey People, in continuation of our Sunday Guest Category, we have the pleasure of reading a random piece from one of my guys. Kinda a deviation from the typical humour we see on here but in my opinion creative nonetheless.
Remember though, sundays are for Guest writers on here. If you feel you wanna take the plunge and put your GOOD stuff out there, do hola at me, yeah?
In the meantime, enjoy @nugwatweets’ music shuffle and his interpretation of the songs!

Its 10p.m,Sitting at home eating oatmeal cookies (ben and jerry’s aint got nothing on this) Watching TV, well I was…now I’m typing…Warning… this will be incoherent…*pours a glass of Starmont Chardonnay*Say what? It’s cheap? Waka…*plugs in earpiece*

Hate to know what’s coming on next… kills the buzz when I do…I’m weird ☺…*Selects Random* Songs determine my mood…*sighs*

Five for fighting – Its not easy to be me,
Gidi-born, gidi bred, naija buttered… growing up was fun… Never knew my dad much… he travelled around a lot, years on end. My mum was everything. That was a conscious effort, because making sure your kids lacked nothing even without their father was no mean feat… civil servants don’t get paid much. No pity party here, kids with New York and Manchester as 3rd term holiday destinations weren’t asking for pity.*sips from wine-glass*
It’s unlike me to be home on a Saturday night…my crazy cousins must have somewhere to drag me to… sometimes I go myself… Preferred spot is crystal lounge. It’s classy and still has lotsa Nigerians… But why do naija guys think a fat white chick gives you swag? Cuz she’s white? *spits*.  A topic for another day.I’m an introvert, and an extrovert… Can’t decide. Living alone doesn’t help. My sister visits once in a while. The campus is her more permanent abode. So solitude gives me time to think, and the thoughts become more twisted with each episode. I’m not forming “dark and mysterious”.Don’t even want that.

BEZ – Stop pretending.
Much better song…Well not really, because the message shows me how much of a façade my life is right now. From the outside, He’s a young, driven lad with a bright future. Good job, Nice car, lives in the Upscale Downtown area… (no pun intended)
Bullshit…Not because it’s not true but because it feels nothing like it looks…Working a nine to five isn’t my thing… I just know I’m supposed to be doing something else… don’t know what… but till I find out what, that space remains empty… and emptiness hurts, cuz every ticking of the clock feels like I died, and it’s not death that scares me… *faint smile*… Its dying unknown. Not talking about fame. F*ck that. I’m talking about not making an impact.*Bites a sugar frosted Bagel, wipes fingers clean*

The Game ft lil wayne – My life
What on earth did my Tablet smoke this evening? So so sad songs… Mpstcheeeew…Anywho, Just like lil wayne asked “why hasn’t He taken my life?” Probably cuz there’s something I’m still to do… I’d be damned if I stay in the cooperate rat race for the better part of my youth. Probably why I’m quitting my job next month. I just have to jump… can’t stand here, I’m jumping. Mum’ll scream when I tell her, well, IF I tell her. She won’t understand, you probably don’t. Don’t blame you. But the destinies that ride on me call me… and I have to go…The breaking point was when my aunt died last month, I know she’s with God now but the question is if that was me would He be happy with me? Get the feeling he wouldn’t. Because there’s something untapped in me that’s not for me… it’s for my family, friends and country, and it’s gotta come out.

Brooke Fraser – Something in the water.
Finally!!! A happy song! This tablet needs deliverance sha…So my brother is coming next week. Uber cool! And he’s bringing kilichi! How I miss kilichi… *sighs… throws away bagel*… I never knew you could bring that here without it being seized, till my cousin brought some last month when she returned from the burial. See grown men fighting for meat! Still have the scar from when Kaycee punched me after I used my right hand to pack the bulk of the meat and run into the toilet… And this chick I’ve been eyeing was there o… cousins friend… Sexy like mad… naija babe born and bred here. She actually asked me (when we were much younger) if Africans actually live on trees… God punish yankee media.On the flip side, I promised to take her lion hunting when she visits naija next year for the first time… *dodges slippers*

Mali Music – Yahweh
Ah… my song… All the glory belongs to HIM… true…I’m a spiritual being… sometimes in the office or on the road, I catch myself taking to God… at least I hope it’s Him. For someone who rationalizes a lot of things I’ve asked myself a lot of questions. Questions that shake the foundations of the faith of my upbringing. I’ll share a common one. Does God exist? I answer this via the elimination method. Atheists believe two atoms collided spontaneously and a continual explosion created all we see… That only shows one thing… ATHEISTS HAVE FAITH. Because it takes as much faith to believe this as it does to believe that a virgin conceived. And if I have to believe something, it’s that There’s a God who loves me and wants the best for me and when I die, I’ll be with Him. End of Discussion.

Naeto C – 5 and 6Love song
Me I’m not into all that love crap… used to be… long story. Let’s just say I realized that not everyone is worth your time. But when I hear this song, I catch myself hoping. All girls can’t be bitches… God can’t be that heartless. But when you are Vidic (5) and your (6) is squillachi, I pity you. (football fans understand this). And when every other “6” looks like Yobo against man u in 2006, (through pass to rooney), I’d rather defend alone. But jokes aside tho’ I know she’s out there… and our defensive partnership will be one toh quality!*Switches off media player*

It’s your boy @nugwatweets, Thanks to @kevinwithanL for the feature. Loved it? Hate it? Use the comment box. I’m out


Posted by on July 31, 2011 in SunDaY GuEsT


49 responses to “My MuSic PlaYeR

  1. me

    July 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm


  2. cerah

    July 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I love dis part::
    All girls can’t be bitches…
    God can’t be that heartless
    Really nice write up… I was expecting more songs on the playlist sha.
    Me likeeeee

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks so much… woulda extended the playlist but @kevinwithanL had me down to a thousand words…

  3. cerah

    July 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I love dis part:
    All girls can’t be bitches…
    God can’t be that heartless…

    I was actually expecting more songs on ur playlist
    But its really lovely…

  4. highlandblue

    July 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    “Because there’s something untapped in me that’s not for me… it’s for my family, friends and country, and it’s gotta come out” That part right there? Made me shout actually. Like a battle cry. And yes I relate totally. I always say it. Naija babes born, bred and buttered in the UK are too hot to handle. Your through pass statement was simply wicked bro. *mending cracked ribs*. And yes, everyone chooses to believe something. Why not Christ? Or do u wanna say u dont believe anything at all?! I resonate with this post and I also think it was very humorous.

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Nice to know peeps understand… i’d rather be dead than unfulfilled… and yes, we all gotta believe something… naija babes outside naija… #NoComment

  5. MafabaAlaso

    July 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Wow! Cool. Creative. I like the way u relate with all d songs and if its true, just make sure ure doing the right thing b4 quitting ur job.

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for the concern, songs do that sometimes… tell our stories i mean… and i’ll look well before i leap…

  6. @muyiiyamu

    July 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Haha… Vidic and squillachi! *iDied!* nice post. But if Francis confirms u dumped ur job,I’ll personally come over there and give u a wack on the head! To get where u wanna be, u have to wade thru a load of rubbish! Including corporate ones!

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      My friend gaan cut kadava… hehe!… don’t worry dude… things eventually work themselves out… and about vidic n squillachi… *straight face*

  7. BragginRightz

    July 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Martins, U forgot to add the White-House drama ,Engineering drama and UniBen’s ups & downs.

    Nice write up tho’.

    Good work.

    • highlandblue

      July 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      So we have a UNIBEN coneection here. Hmmmm

      • Nugwa

        July 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

        Greatest gbogbo! Haha… That school still gives me nightmares…
        Xymon!!! Long time bruv… dont worry… i’ll do a post on uniben rantings…

  8. BoukkieO

    July 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm


    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks ma’am… 🙂

  9. cikk0

    July 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Genius… Freaking genius. I get this… Every track is a breathing metaphor for aspects of his life. Just freakin’ awesome…

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      *bows* mércí madamme…

  10. Claspie

    July 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    1. Introverted&Extroverted? Dude, pick one. D a test. Whatever. We, introverts, are few and we will mind if U come and swell our ranks. 🙂

    2. More importantly, since U’ve decided to quit Ur job; just do it. Leaps into the unknown are KNOWN easy, because te future is ‘unknown’. Just get to it. The more U say “I don’t know what the future holds”, the more U ‘waste’ Ur years. So get to it!

  11. Claspie

    July 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    1. Introverted&Extroverted? Dude, pick one. Do a test. Whatever. We, introverts, are few and we will mind if U come and swell our ranks. 🙂

    2. More importantly, since U’ve decided to quit Ur job; just do it. Leaps into the unknown are KNOWN easy, because te future is ‘unknown’. Just get to it. The more U say “I don’t know what the future holds”, the more U ‘waste’ Ur years. So get to it!

  12. okpalagu

    July 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Lovely post.. Lmao @ d kilichi part.. Nice one tho’… N ermmmm we need to talk.. Like seriously! I’ll call you!

  13. ibetapassmynebo

    July 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Squillachi….ooo NO..u didn’t go there!

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      Oooh yes i did!

  14. Didi

    July 31, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Different twist.. Love it. Love your playlist. I want :/

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      4shared is your friend 🙂

  15. MsBukonla

    July 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Ok. I’m getting all those songs too.
    You’ve got talent, bro! Love how u made a story of every track. This is brilliant! Pure genius!

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      *Bursts swelling head*… u r far too kind ma’am…

  16. bekezed

    July 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Deep…refreshingly different

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks boss…

  17. terdoh

    July 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    So you fell your hand in front of that babe. The statue of liberty says ‘smh’ to you. Running to the toilet with food. You should be ashamed of yourself!

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      *bows head in shame*… 😦

  18. dejala

    July 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    great read brov .. witty and real …….thanks for sharing

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Thats what i aimed at… being real… thanks sire…

  19. @basooh

    July 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    wasnt really feeling dis post until *vidic n squillaci* iSwear iDied lmao

    • Nugwa

      July 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Would be a nice combination tho’… *picks race*

  20. Osams

    July 31, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Thats my ultimate fear, being caught in the rat race, 7am to 5pm 24/7 till 65 then retire and ask urself what did i do with my life. Thats the greatest bullet to avoid.

    • Nugwa

      August 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      dodging that bullet like neo mehn

  21. steamie

    July 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    The Game ft lil wayne_my life..hmm(sad song) still cant forget what you tld mi wen i had issues wiv Eschatology(JA,study8) wuld ave bin better frnds if i knew ‘this” you…simply fascinating!!! moi on the next onez aii

    • Nugwa

      August 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Escathology… musta been 2 or 3 years ago… fun times…
      I’ll defnitely cc u…

  22. Jojo

    August 1, 2011 at 4:13 am

    YaaaaaY! So he finally writes something! I’m here at 5am reading this and I’m just trying to rationalise how I can do the same thing with my playlist. Some songs just make you wa(o)nder!

    Really love the perspective this was drawn from, would love to see more bro.

    And yes Greatest Uniben Students! 😀

    • Nugwa

      August 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      My dear… i was suprised too… so i could still write? Wow…
      I can give u playlist tutorials… just a tiny fee 🙂

  23. Jmelah

    August 1, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Me likey,me likey,….n hey,if u rili wanna do smethng elz wiv ur life den quit d j.o.b…

  24. nenny

    August 1, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I can relate with some part of this, I play the introvert/extrovert card too depending on which of my ego’s is dominant atm……I hate knowing what song comes next, it kinds kills d mood, plus my music really determines my mood… c, u not wierd. The best thing is the power behind it. Lyk u can be having a bad day n u turn up the volume n gradually u feel relieved. And then there’s some other part as well

    • Nugwa

      August 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      #word… thanks for reading…

  25. SlevinCalevra

    August 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Last carried again I know… We’re working on it.
    Now this post is brilliant and ‘raw’. I like reading raw stuff. Funny thing is every track connotes a different meaning and the reader sh(w,c)ould relate with at least one of them. Feel you on the job thingy too. Even though I love what I do, I’m just tired of working for the MAN. Only problem is bros, I dey fear!!! Naija isn’t business friendly for good folk man!
    Yeah also, DEATH to Squillachi.

    • Nugwa

      August 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks so much bro… and bout naija… well… na there dangote take become the richest black person alive innit?

  26. bolouere

    August 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Loved this one!plus I related to everything.@ kev;is nugwa a fine boy?

    • Nugwa

      August 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      and the story will go thus… ,it all started when she read his blogpost… 🙂
      Just kidding… thanks for reading…

  27. teevazmind

    August 3, 2011 at 4:13 am



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