Music Corner with Mo (2)

Happy New Month!!

Welcome to the second month of 2018!

I decided to share a couple of the songs I recently discovered and have been playing on repeat the past few weeks, do you have any recommended songs that I can add to my playlist?

 

  1. Be Still by Travis Greene

” Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am God
Just trust and know that I am God
And I’m in control, I am still God “

2.  Taste and See by Travis Greene;

” Peace is hard to find when the storm crashes on you
Stand the test of time is what you’ve tried your best to do
Loneliest is close to you
Those you love somehow you lose now
But God is good

Taste and see that the Lord is good
Taste and see that the Lord is good
Try him now, one thing’s for sure
He will never forsake you. “

3.  ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

 ” ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, Thus saith the Lord! “

“….Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more! “

 

4. Ore re by Folabi Nuel

According to this YouTube page, this song is a  fusion of jazz and pop with a blend of African elements featuring one of Nigeria’s foremost jazz pianist Wole Oni.

I personally enjoy the remix of the thanksgiving song with a totally different and unexpected twist.

BONUS: Good God ft Florocka.

5. Morenike by Siji

So I recently stumbled upon this Nigerian musician on YouTube and I found that he has a song titled ‘Morenike’. He states

The name ‘Morenike’, in Yoruba means ‘I have found one to cherish’ and is usually bestowed upon a much sought after female child. 

Apart from the title of the song which originally enticed me, my interest was maintained by the amalgamation of different sounds and visuals. The use of Yoruba in the chorus was contrasted with the New York backdrop in the music video as well as the sound of traditional jazz instruments such as Trombone and Trumpet contrasted with the beating of African drums.

He states on his website that the brilliant horn arrangements (part afro, part Jazz/big band swing) helped to lend significant weight to the feel and mood of the song.’

6. Ekundayo by Ty Bello

TY Bello beautifully honors the work of Mama Ekundayo, an elderly woman in Nigeria who has dedicated her life to taking care of abandoned children that are not being cared for or accounted for.

I particularly like the end of the music video where you can hear Mama Ekundayo praying for the video directors and those involved with making the music video. Highly inspirational.

7. The Faithful Love of Jesus by Hillary Scott

” Beneath our broken hearts and wounds
Where no one else can reach us
It finds a way to heal us through
The faithful love of Jesus

I pray you know the love I’ve got
The love that never leaves us
The height, the depth
The wind, the breath
The faithful love of Jesus “

8. Ayo by Femi Leye

AfroJazz guitarist Femi Leye’s somehow manages to infuse some scatting into this song (I guess he’s that much of a Jazz artist). But, his ability to communicate and evoke emotions from the strumming of his guitar chords is quite impressive. Coupled with his happy disposition in the music video as well as the title of the song being “Ayo” which translated to English means Joy, really does make this one of my ‘happy songs’.

Amazing!

Published by MusingswithMo

A young woman on a mission to discovering purpose, to inspire growth and contribute to the Kingdom mandate. On the blog we are all about learning and growing and this is done through writing on topics from Faith, Education, Music, Food, Travel and so much more... (Romans 12:2)

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