Recent Read, Movie and Music

Recent Read


After many months of procrastination, I finally read Atilola Morounfolu’s Antonyms of a Mirage. I’m confused what to write about this book. I would say it is a good book but I don’t love it. I finished reading this book because I can’t start reading another book until I finish any I have started. I loved the plot, how she was able to combine all genres of literature in one book. But overall i would give the book 4 out of 10. I look forward to reading her new book and loving it more than Antonyms of a Mirage.

Recent Movie
I finally got to watch Terry Tyler’s Temptation. I saw it the weekend before Ramadan started with one of my best friends and despite all the spoilers I read, I love the movie. Kim’s role is not as bad as people predicted, away from the Kim’s storyline, the movie was great. My friend and I had diverging views on the first sex scene between Judith and Harley. I believe it was rape, she believes it was consensual sex. The story line reminds me of the struggles of a friend right now, she seems lost in her relationship and i think she is looking for a way out without breaking the boy’s heart.

I saw for the very first time, a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie titled, Country Strong also stars Leighton Meester. In the movie, Gwyneth plays the role of an emotionally unstable Nashville country star whose career and marriage is on the skids. She attempts to resurrect her career following her stay in rehab with the help of her husband. While in rehab, the country star gets involved with a singer-songwriter named Beau, the duo embark on Gwyneth’s resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager and featuring beauty queen turned singer (Meester).


Music
While doing freelance work for an online music website recently, I was forced to listen to Nigeria’s over hyped musician, Davido; discover Olamide’s YBNL and fall more in love with Brymo.
Lyrics wise, Davido has got nothing to offer Nigerians asides from his money and his love for girls who will spend his money. Oh and that track with Naeto C, “back when I was broke” was just not it at all, we all know neither of them know what poverty really is, except maybe when they were struggling for acceptance in the industry.

Shoot me if you are a DaGrin stan, but if DaGrin was still alive, Olamide would have given him a run for his money. I can’t even compare as I am not a music expert but after listening to both men’s album. I would definitely stick with Olamide

Let’s just say I fell in love with Brymo more after listening to his album ‘Son of a Kapenta’


It's been crazy, I shall be back soon with details of my experience so far...

♥Lara from Ilorin

'Lara A

10 comments:

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  2. Come back soon. Love this review thing. Nicee

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  3. I actually loved Kim's role. She wasn't bad.I haven't seen Country Strong though.
    I wasn't a fan of DaGrin but i sorta like Olamide.
    Brymo has this funkirized fuji thing going on and it totally works :)

    Hope you're enjoying work

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  4. i wish you would have hash tagged #book reviews so i could have just clicked and seen your previous reviews!


    anyways how are you settling at the new place?

    warm regards

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  5. Found Temptation quite entertaining...haven't watched the other movie though.

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  6. Don't even get me started on the music scene in Nigeria right now! I'll need a whole blog post for that. I thought I was the only one who was in love with Brymo, I agree he's super talented and very original too. Love his 'Goodmorning' track....awesome.

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  7. Now you've made me want to watch Temptations.
    Not too much into Naija Music scene jare.

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  8. Isn't it strange that I happen to be falling in love with Davido, lol. I like Olamide too. I LOVED temptations... eye opener!

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