- (Veteran Artists)- Kcee- Turn By Turn
So I really am impressed with this video by Kcee
for a number of reasons.
Really, I'd like to hear this…..
Firstly, I love the indigenous opening scenes of the local town/village residents.
But following the two main characters stories was very heart warming and meaningful to me,
In my opinion, the Galala sound was the actual reason why the director created the storyline you seem to be impressed with.
I'm not familiar with 'Galala'
I believe that was a cliché move based on the fact that the galala movement started out of ajegunle hence the play on the idea of grace to grass in order to feature the ajegunle environment. Well Dami
, allow me to explain. The Daddy Showkeys and the Baba Fryos were the pioneers of the Galala sound straight out of the Ajegunle ghetto
This is why there is a return to the ghetto in this video because the sound replicates the Galala specimen
That's why I'm like the ‘grass to grace’ story was the needed excuse to feature Ajegunle.
I would have preferred if it was just about the Galala dance and in a different location.
Ok, makes sense, well that doesn't mean this video isn't objectively good and inspiring in itself. You need to remember that There Is Nothing New Under The Sun!
I never said it was a bad video in itself but it could have done without the Ajegunle reference as it's usually the go to place for Galala sound.
I'm gonna disagree on that. The ‘rags to riches’ or ‘grass to grace’ storyline was really touching and inspiring to me and I'm sure will be inspiring to many others who can relate and who are in that position right now, hustling for a brighter tomoro!
I said the story was an excuse to feature Ajegunle not that it was a bad story!
Anyhow, inspiring story this is for certain showing that hard hustle pays off in the end. Thing is how realistic is the tale in relation to a lot of folks out there? I guess that's a topic for a different space and time…….
I think it is, they can only fit so much into a 3 minute video I guess, Lol!
The storyline is great but Kcee as an actor wasn't so great. For a raggedy street hustler he was to clean and made up!
The girl on the other hand really fit the profile well
The downer in this video for me is the random appearance by Iyanya. It added nothing to the video nor storyline. It didn't make me want to watch it again to see him. Nothing at all. But hey, it's all for the ladies I guess!
Yes I liked the girl and her dear sweet mother's storyline very much, and I actually agree that Kcee isn't the best actor in the world.... but he tried sha!
It was a cameo appearance but I guess in the scheme of things the timing and place didn't score well for the video in general
Did you notice Mama doing Shoki at around 2.45?? hahaha!!
Yes ma'am. Visual flavour to get the older ones involved.
Now I will award
this video 8 out of 10 slaps (8/10) and I shave the two points off as a result of that Ajegunle cliché a la Galala.
To me this is one of the most meaningful music videos
I’ve ever seen from Kcee... he has created a motivational and inspiring song with meaningful lyrics, compared to the usual rubbish lyrics we hear these days, it's landmark for every beginner trying to make it against all odds. Beautiful concept from Clarence Peters. Therefore, I award this 9/10 for this reason.
- (Bubbling Up Artists)- Eddie Izycs- Celebration
This is my first time hearing of Eddie Izycs but I have to say I'm now a fan. This song is music for the soul.....so peaceful, calming, and serene yet some particular parts of the song become both exciting and enthralling to listen to!
You usually don't get a lot of off kilter materials musically in Nigerian environment but when you do it is most certain to be from a genius. This is what I will kick it off with.
Yes exactly, I could shut my eyes and listen to this with or without watching the video. But since it's a video review, I must say it is imaginative and creatively directed.
This isn't going to compare or compete with the likes of Yemi Sax at all, but it is a different lane entirely and it takes a matured mind to digest this type of sound in its entirety…..
Eddie Izycs is a talent and he goes on to show us that it isn't just studio magic hence proving to all that he can play the instruments used in creating the sounds we can hear.
The dude plays at least four instruments and that is something to applaud!
This young guy is certainly a musical genius! it's so refreshing to see a different sound coming from Nigeria.
Onto those cute three little boys dancing/breakdancing, they really convey the silent storyline for me…..
I didn't see a dance but then again it could pass for B-boying. I guess the moral is that there's no limit to you as long as you throw yourself in it and apply.
I wish I had learnt to stunt like them guys though I for just dey shakara now. Sigh!
Now just cos it's a jazz video Eddie didn't compromise on quality which is one thing that really got me good about this video. And he didn't use any gimmick in the video to aid views which I have to doff my hat for!
Hahaha you’re funny, Yes, this video is certainly awesome!
A clear message portrayed through dance stunts and instrumentals. Simple but effective.
Crisp and clear visuals and well directed by Eddie himself!
I happily award this a rare 10/10 from me and look forward to more visuals from him and his team.
What could I possibly fault??
It's difficult to fault anything as this is not the usual but as it's my decision to make I will award it a record 9 out of 10 slaps (9/10) just because I can.
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