Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Janet Gabriel - I've heard it all before

Janet is a Nigerian based in the UK and her cd "The fire within" debuted in Nigeria last year with a lot of noise. The video for this song is what sold me on her. She isnt a teenager by any means. She is full figured, older (i assume in her mid thirties), she had a long curly weave, for some of the scenes she was in a pink dressing gown and the others, she looked like a cool rocker chick singing into a mike - nightclub style. I will admit to being very curious about her and not really listening to the song.

I of course ran out and got her cd and i will admit to being impressed. She is pretty good. Its grown folks music and definitely british styled in the sense that there is a pop thing going on to most of her songs.

Anyway, i really listened to this song and while its a common enough story, i guess because of the uniqueness of her voice, it sounds fresh. I felt her disappointment in her lover and his lies told over and over again.

I am proud she is Nigerian, i am proud of the standards, the cd liner notes (not a common thing with our local artists), professional styling of her pictures and videos...Loving her. Janet can be found here. Enjoy!

*If you would like this song, leave me an email address in the comments section*


LondonBuki said...

I can't hear the song on your page but I went to her myspace page and I am listening to it now... She has a really good voice.

Bella Naija said...

Please send the song to me...I have heard about her but never listed to her music.

Daddy's Girl said...

Wow... her music is nice - I have to admit I wasn't sure it would be. She's a former beauty queen.