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MUSICALLY ME By Chisom Vincent

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I was in a gathering sometimes ago and we discussed on one of my favorite topics ‘music’. It was a wonderful discussion as we get to highlight on the pros and cons of music which we generally know. From the discussion and personal experience, I got to understand that music is more than just being a song.

First I want you to ask yourself the few questions I had asked myself:

  • What is music to me?
  • What attracts me to a song?
  • Who is my favorite artiste? Why is this current artiste my favorite?

I would be answering these questions from my own perspective and would shed more light on what music really is but for now let’s understand what it is.

Long before we now always take music to be either a danceable song, a cry along song or ‘I don’t give a damn what you’re saying’ song; but seriously how much of music do you know?

Music is everywhere we go, we hear it while walking on the streets, it’s playing from the blazing speakers in the bars, malls, cars and more, in fact music is a part of our daily life. We’ve gotten accustomed to it that it has lost its values, we no longer listen to it for the purpose it was made but for the one which we want.

With many different reasons most people abuse it these days, you hear a guy bragging about his conquest and a lady singing about how insecure she feels over herself. Even the kids are not left out, they hear all these and invigorate it into their ways of life and the society thinks it’s ‘cool’ because of the fast beat and danceable rhythm. Daily, we turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the harm it is causing us because we certainly want to feel ‘among’, so the next day you see youths saying ‘coco made me do it’ because they saw that on TV.

Music is supposed to be an organized sound with a healthy rhythm which is pleasant to the ear, nourishing to the mind and edifying to the spirit but now it’s unpleasant to the ear, killing the mind and burying the spirit.

We could go on and on stating the good, the bad and the ugly ride of music but I’ll leave you to answer the questions yourself.

What is your take on the above topic, let’s discuss this issue. What is music to you?

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.