life and struggle

Life is beautiful but not always easy, it has problems, too, and the challenge lies in facing them with courage, letting the beauty of life act like a balm, which makes the pain bearable, during trying times, by providing hope
Happiness, sorrow, victory, defeat, day-night are the two sides of the me coin. Similarly life is full of moments of joy, pleasure, success and comfort punctuated by misery, defeat, failures and problems. There is no human being on Earth, strong, powerful, wise or rich, who has not experienced, struggle, suffering or failure.

No doubt, life is beautiful and every moment – a celebration of being alive, but one should be always ready to face adversity and challenges. A person who has not encountered difficulties in life can never achieve success.

Difficulties test the courage, patience, perseverance and true character of a human being. Adversity and hardships make a person strong and ready to face the challenges of life with equanimity. There is no doubt that there can be no gain without pain. It is only when one toils and sweats it out that success is nourished and sustained.

Thus, life is and should not be just a bed of roses; thorns are also a part of it and should be accepted by us just as we accept the beautiful side of life.

The thorns remind one of how success and happiness can be evasive and thus not to feel disappointed and disheartened rather remember that the pain of thorns is short-lived, and the beauty of life would soon overcome the prick of thorns.

Those, who are under the impression that life is a bed of roses are disillusioned soon and become victims of depression and frustration. One who faces difficulties with courage and accepts success without letting it go to its head is the one who experience real happiness, contentment and peace in life.

Those, who think, that good times last forever, easily succumb to pressure during difficulties. They do not put in required hard work and efforts because they break down easily.

You can take the example of a student, who burns the mid night oil, makes sacrifices and resists temptations so that he can perform well. Similarly, a successful executive has to face the ups and downs of life, not forgetting that life is a mix of success and failure, joy and sorrow.

If he loses hope during difficult times, he would not achieve success and would be replaced by others. Even the strongest Kings and Emperors have had their cup of woes.
Life has not been a bed of roses for them. The adage ‘Uneasy lays the head that wears the crown’ has been rightly used for people, who are successful and are enjoying power and authority.

To sum up, life is beautiful just as roses but it has challenges which are like thorns and have to be faced and overcome by all. Those, who accept these, challenges and succeed, are the ones, who know how to live life in its true sense. Thus, enjoy life but also be prepared to bear the pricks of pain.

 Keys to Success in the Music Biz

 

Progression, Production, Presentation, Promotion, & Sacrifice

Progression : that means whatever you do make sure that it is critical to the growth of your business and or talent in some way, shape, or form. Like reading your manuals, studying music business, marketing, or learning to play an instrument …etc.
Those things will help you grow and give you better understand of the industry …and ultimately contribute to the success of your ventures.

Production: making music…. you need to have material. Not only to showcase your talent but to gage growth. If there is no product, you have a problem.
You need material to pitch to folks so Produce!

Presentation: You have to present yourself and product in a professional manner. Remember that consumers love a nice looking package. That’s how you draw attention to your product and or brand. Some people sell albums just off of cover art alone.

Promotion: Your mouth ( no homo ) and the Internet are your biggest promotional tools.
Close mouth don’t get fed …. get out there … put your music out there …. Network… TALK…. if you don’t do that … let me tell you… you could well be the next QUINCEY JONES and no one will ever know, if they don’t hear you or your work.

And Sacrifice: There are no excuses…. the reason why you are not moving in the industry …will 9 times out of 10 be because of you lacking in some of theses areas…… No one is perfect, but the closer you get… the better off you will be.

So let me beat it in your minds ….Progression, Production, Presentation, Promotion, and Sacrifice

Music and life

Music, like the other fine arts, is what feeds the soul and touches the body, moving it. Anyone who has grown up with a musically talented family knows the tremendous part that music plays in one’s memory. And, anyone who has “been acquainted with the night” knows and can relate to the Blues.

Music can fit our moods, as well. I will always remember riding along with a friend years ago. This friend loved Rap, but he had jagged edge’s “am sorry” playing as I got into the car. “What is this?” I asked. “You don’t ever listen to tha roots; in fact, you loathe it!”

“Yeah, it’s the strangest thing: after breaking up with J____,it all seems to make sense now. Anyway, I think I feel like jagged edge did in this song,” he replied.

Yes, sometimes we are in harmony with what music says and it talks to us, and pulls at our hearts in most unusual ways, nurturing, comforting, commiserating, exhilirating, soothing, strengthening us against the dark. What would life be like without it? Terribly cold and silent, indeed.

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Iceland

Iceland is a small nation, very small, it actually has a population of slightly over 300,000 people, fewer than any county in Kenya .

Today it forced a draw against Argentina, with Messi hitting 11 shots (including a penalty) but not getting a goal.

What is more interesting is that apparently 5 of the players in the squad are Medical doctors, actually everyone in the team has another professional job they do, the goalkeeper a renown country’s Movie Director and others in different professions.

Even the Coach when he is off the field he is a practicing Dentist.

Let’s Row

Row Entertainment, a budding music entertainment outfit based in Jos has just launched a twelve track music compilation called “Let’s Row” which consists of diverse artistes from different genres of music on the Plateau. It officially unveiled it’s company and launched the project/audio CD on Sunday, the 29th day of April, 2018. The songs boast of international standards – sang by some of the best voices, produced by some of the best producers and mixed by the best in sound engineering.
The show featured very beautiful music performances by all the artistes on the project, wonderful poetry and dance the like that has never been seen on the Plateau. The mission of ROW entertainment is to provide a platform for the numerous talents on the Plateau through entertainment to not only survive but thrive and also to provide a source of livelihood for many, revamp the music and entertainment industry on the Plateau and make Row Entertainment the foremost music and entertainment company in northern Nigeria.

The artistes on the project include:

*1.* Gabriel Sunday Dung aka Smart G
Song title: Photo

*2.* Artist: Charles Nentok Dapwatda aka D’Charlie
Song title: Things fall apart

*3.* Artist: Kamshimwa Bako aka Kamshi
Song title: Gimme love

*4.* Artist: Peace Bitrus Dang aka P. Green
Song title: Superstar

*5.* Emmanuella John Ufiam aka Ufi
Song title: Taken away

*6.* Artist: Geoffery Choji Pam aka Page1
Song title: Wunato

*7.* Artist: Sunday Palang aka Prazz
Song title: Liberation

*8.* Artist: Awul Boniface aka Bface
Song title: Fight for you

*9.* Artist: Emmanuel Luka Tsok aka EltCore
Song title: This love

*10.* Artist: Blessing Sunday aka Smartasha
Songtitle: The beautiful

*11.* Artist: Cyril Godung aka Mic Supremo
Song title: Sogohin

*12.* Joshua Dauda aka Ice Sizay
Song title: Jakulikuli

*13.* Decipher: Skit (Poetry)

The producers include:
*1.* El More
*2.* Morgan Azi
*3.* Dareng
*4.* DCharlie aka demi_god

*5.* Em Joe

Mastered:
*1.* Suka Sounds

Open Your Eyes

Watching Gen T.Y Danjuma on TVC on the maiden convocation of Taraba State University.

After the old man has made his monetary pledge to the building of the Institution’s sports complex, he said:

”There is ethnic cleansing going on in Taraba and some state including the ones in riverline areas of the country facilitated by those in power…if you people are waiting for the soldiers to defend you, you will all die one by one…Stand up and defend your lands against the attackers as you have no other place to run to”.
*Gen. TY Danjuma.*

Read the full story:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/03/defend-will-die-ty-danjuma-tells-nigerians/

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THE 25TH EDITION

This is come back event that everyone have being waiting for, we are dearly sorry for the break but now we are back, back with a lot to give you, MUSIC IN FULL. So don’t miss out on this edition …

THANK YOU

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LEARNING TO LIVE FROM THE INSIDE OUT {PART 1}. RELATING TO THE WORLD ON THE INSIDE OF YOU

By Pastor Sunday Adelaja

We are created to live from the inside out, not otherwise. The energy of life itself is found on the inside of man. Even though life has its manifestation in a lot of physical realities around us, the truth nevertheless is that life fundamentally begins from the inside of us.

Before a little baby begins to perceive the concept of the outside world, he already possesses life in himself. That baby, thanks to life in him desires to eat and he cries when he wants that need met. Then later the baby goes to the rest room to further meet his or her needs. That child intuitively desires the love of the mother and cries for her. As a matter of fact, the life and responses of this child starts long before he enters the earth. Life for the child is not in the outside world where he enters after birth. Life for that baby starts when he is still inside his mother’s womb.

Life indeed my friends is inside. The life that a child comes to discover after birth and eventually as he grows up, is a complementary life to the original life that he had inside of him from his mother’s womb.

This is how life itself is meant to be. Even though we are living in the physical world, thanks to the five sensory organs, we indeed can relate to the world around us. But before we can relate to the world around us, we must relate to the world inside us individually, within ourselves. It is the life that is inside of us that allows us to use our five senses to now relate to the physical life around us. Jesus revealed that great truth to us when He said:

“…For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21

Indeed Jesus came to restore us back to God’s original purpose. The kingdom of God is not around us, the kingdom of God is within us. The kingdom of God is not outside us, no! The kingdom of God is within us. Since the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit among many other things, it thereby means that we shouldn’t be looking for our joy from things outside, neither our peace nor our righteousness. All these things are in the kingdom of God which is within us.

The point I am trying to make ladies and gentlemen, is that God’s original idea for man is not to be controlled, ruled or directed by things he sees, hears or relates to in the physical realm. No, he is supposed to initiate life, actions, reactions, visions, goals, missions, directions, from the reality of life that is within him. Life is meant to be lived inside out, not outside in. that is why we must train our spirit man to be strong enough to supersede and be stronger than our sensory organs. That is on one hand.

On the other hand, we must train our soul features like our minds, will, intellect, feelings, to learn to relate in perfect harmony with our spirit man. It is that symbiosis in relationship between the spirit and the soul, that allows us to be in charge of our inner man. It also enables us to communicate our inner processes to the outside world. Without a developed relationship between the features of the soul and the spirit man, we will not have the means to tell the world and communicate with the outside world what is going on in our spirit man.

To be continued tomorrow {Part 2}.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.

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