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So who listened to my interview on Wazobia FM ooo? It was so much fun. I spoke pidgin all through, as its the prerequisite to being on that station. I had a lovely time. Lolo1 of Wazobia FM is just too on point, and has a sweet sweet spirit. I ended up reading the Pidgin Poem I had in the book, as it was the most appropriate content for the station. I got a standing ovation from the Radio crew when I was done, and my head wanted to burst.
Blessing Gbeborun is my first and only pidgin poem yet. I remember that when I was doing the entry game, a lot of people voted for me to put this poem on the blog, but it lost with just one vote. Apart from the Wazobia, I have since performed it at two shows.
Before you watch the performance, permit me to quickly insert one gbeborun political story. I have followed the whole Edo state election story. I was particularly pissed with the people of Edo state when I heard that PDP was buying off their voters card, for as high as N40,000.00 sometimes. And as you know, once you sell your card, you sell your POWER to make a difference in this country. Since I am not really into violence, I feel the only collective power we have is our vote. I was so so so so so pissed, so pissed that I even wrote a stinker poem for the people selling the voters card. If you read this post I did one time, you will understand why I had such a high degree of 'pissedness'.
Come the D-Day, everyone came out and voted en-masse for Oshiomole. Okay now, where did lots of people get voter's card to vote if they sold it to PDP? JAMB Question. It was later found out that people were doing coloured photocopy and lamination of their voter's card and selling to PDP so they still had their original card and went ahead to vote for their preferred candidate. I laughed so hard when I heard this. Oh my gosh! See mass scamming. Them say 'Cunny man die, cunny man bury am.' Edo people, did I initially say I was pissed? No no no, I love you guys. This is exactly what an 'un-bornagain Atilola' would have done.
P.S: I don't support any party oo, as I am not interested in politics. I support candidates, not parties. I was just doing a political gbeborun on what I heard on political programs.
So, back to my Blessing Gbeborun poetry reading. /The setting of the story is the Typical face-me-I-face-you one. Sorry about the picture quality but see the picture below to get how I really looked in the video
Blessing Gbeborun by Atilola Moronfolu