Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monumental Soundbyte - 10
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
May 29th has come and gone and we as a nation usher in a new dawn. Enough has been said about the Obasanjo administration and much has been said about the farce called elections that held in April. That is all in the past. Our reality at this moment is that we have a new president.
I am one of the last to put up the proclamation on my blog since i took a much needed break over the last 2 days. After putting it up, i read Olawunmi's blog - which by the way got some mention in a BBC news article, and i instead of being filled with despair, i feel hope. Foolish hope? Who knows. But i really want to believe that things in Nigeria will get better, that Yar'adua will shock us all and in particular the man that picked him and actually do some good.
I think this song is perfect. I was going to put something else up but this song (which was on my monumental soundbyte list) just seems perfect today. Robert Nesta Marley is a legend and one of my favorite voices. This song has been covered by Wyclef (which was hot as well), Majek Fashek, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash etc.
Mental slavery (a problem i think many Nigerians suffer from), prophets(leaders) being castigated while we just stand looking or in our case, complain and mutter in silence - this song is eloquent, simple with Marley and his acoustic guitar only and one that will remain relevant far beyond my time. Enjoy!
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