Month: March 2010

Damn, He does it right!

‘She says she wants to fly
way across the sky,
the only problem is
I don’t have wings…’

He sings! He writes his own songs! He plays the guitar! I know it might sound weird that I’m so excited about that but seriously how many Nigerian artistes can boast of more than one of the above? I don’t know if it’s because it’s very obvious that he takes great care to write beautiful, deep words, or because he has an awesome voice, or if it’s the instrumentals… I think it’s probably all of the above. I’m not a big fan of Nigerian music; I think it mostly reeks of mediocrity and a lack of respect for the intellect of the listeners, so when I find a Nigerian musician (very rarely I tell you) who delivers good stuff I can’t help but fall in love with his/her music. ESE PETERS does GREAT stuff!
Can’t wait for the video of ‘Wetin I Go Do'(song quoted above) to come out next month. It better be good coz that song deserves a gr8 vid oh, no naija nonsense abeg.

‘Will I see your face,
I feel you slipping away…
Will I hold your hands,
run my fingers through your hair?
I can’t believe this is happening to me…’

‘This is love’ is a great love song. I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for slow and somewhat sad love songs and I think I’ve just found my new favourite in this song!
So Ese is releasing an acoustic cover of Wande Coal’s ‘Taboo’ today and I must say I’m tripped by his guitar skills displayed with that song *sigh*. I’m wondering how he took a somewhat ‘crude’ song and transformed it; for real you even forget that he’s talking about your ‘ibadi’. You just get lost in that strong voice, the instrumentals, and the song takes you beyond places that our dear Wande couldn’t dare. Wande’s fans please don’t take this wrong (I like some of his songs too), but Ese has made this song into something I won’t mind playing before my mother. Lol.
O.K. by now I bet y’all have figured out I’m in love with this guy’s music. I want him to sing for me. To me, Just me! Lol.
You can listen to ESE on reverbnation

and watch out for his album release towards the end of the year; that seems so far away 😦