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‘HipHop’ Muses and Musing

November 25, 2020

The Muses were the nine Greek goddesses who presided over the arts (including music) and literature. The traditional names and specialties of the nine Muses are: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry, lyric art), Euterpe (music, especially flute), Melpomene (tragedy), Polymnia (hymns), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), Urania (astronomy). Today a muse may be one’s special creative spirit, but some artists and writers have also chosen living human beings to serve as their muses. – Merriam Webster.

HipHop – LAYCON, this letter is for you.
Topping the itune charts in Nigeria, we see you fly with big names – the mandelas tambos and sisulus of hip hop- in Nigeria right up there in the bright blue sky. And we are so proud of you, full of joy on receiving this heartwarming news Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, winner of BBNAIJA LOCKDOWN SEASON 5.

It is a day of musing ‘Paramour’, it was not meant to be, she had her own drama, but here you are breaking through ceilings, the whole of Nigeria know you, they are well- acquainted with your music, you are gaining ground, knocking down the 60% of lockdown.

May you live long
May you grow strong
When the bell tolls
For whom the bells may toll
‘Paramour’, may you live long
May you know where you belong

Create spaces, -may peace be well-acquainted-
In the political, social and economic
Tragedy of your Lagos, -your dearest sweetheart-
May you live long in your beloved country
Create places, where peace will find you
The world has changed, Covid 19 is her muse
She is changing, may you find an inn

‘Paramour’, you are a guest of the world
Wherever you travel, take the performing stage by storm
May you remain strong attentive to the aesthetic
Of your music, philosophy, your drama and your commentary
Smile ‘Paramour’, your beloved country acknowledges you.
Smile beloved country smile
Laycon has broken the ceilings
Come drama, philosophy, commentary and music
Laycon the soul of lagos has captured the heart of Nigeria
That’s way it is done,- the muse had her own drama-
Your time is come
Finally, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, in the words of your compatriot, second runner-up BBNAIJA lockdown season 5…


Rebecca “NENGI” Hampson

Long Live Long Live, may we live long.

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  1. Seriously, I am in love with this one. 💖💖💖 Long Live Long Live, may we live long.

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