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MODERN MUSIC

MODERN MUSIC

Like every other aspect of human culture, Music has experienced a series of changes. Be it in terms of lyrical content, genre, or use of instrumentals. For an average man, the love and attractiveness towards music have occupied a substantial space in his body, mind, and spirit. If he is stressed out, angry, joyous; whichever way his mood swings too, listening to music soothes his mind. It brings with it, peace and tranquility for the betterment of his wellbeing.

However, modern-day music, on a large scale, has become endowed with poor, non-substantial contents, which has led many to believe the notion that “Lyrics is of no importance when the beat is melodious.” This is evident in most people who always say: We don’t listen to the lyrics. We only dance to the beats.” Fair enough, that’s the absolute truism of today’s musical world.

This poem seeks to address a few things, part of which are:
– Stigmatization of non-listeners of music
– How songwriters and artists have succeeded in creating a social distance between their listeners and their Creator.
– Violence and social vices are promoted through musical content.

Passing the Baton

BATON, A POEM BY UCHEDU NJIONYE

My father said:

No man walks off a good dream except those weaken by the aftermath of choices . That’s why thunder and lightening mate; to birth a pluviophile: someone who’d live to perform unrehearsed scripts.

BROKEN PEOPLE'S MUSIC

BROKEN PEOPLE’S MUSIC

A poem describing the horrors of being broken emotionally, the feeling of aloneness, the anxiety and the feeling of sinking deep into ditch of sadness.

THE SUN

THE SUN

The greatest black nation on the planet is failing to reach its potential and it’s dragging black people behind with itself. But who’s to blame for the death of the dreams, hopes and aspirations of us?

Our Land - Nigeria @60

60!?

This poem features the dark terrors that now hover over our lives as Nigerians living in Nigeria.

It talks about how evil, malevolence and corruption have only escalated within the last six decades since the country gained her independence from the British.