Saturday, October 30, 2010

Requiem for Sazzy: Mr Chairman Music Video

A few months ago, I posted Sazzy's video "Doubt" that was obsessing so much that I must have hit replay for at least two hours. He was no doubt one of the most talented of the up and coming musicians in Nigeria.

Sazzy passed away on October 23, 2010. He had sickle cell anemia, but his friends point to the negligence of the doctor as a major contribution of his death.

When I watched this final video posted by Sazzy's friend, music-video director, and co-founder of Intersection media, Korex Calibur, I was overcome with both sadness and a strange excitement. The song is brilliant. The video is brilliant and evidence of how much we would have had to look forward to if he had lived.

Respect, Mr. Chairman. We will miss you.

To buy the mix-cd "The Take Over" put out by Sazzy and DJ Atte in June of this year (which also features Ziriums, whom I have written about before) , see

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrap of a myth--Draft 1

snake locked

and stone eyed, she guards

her lonely island. Stop

your ears, escape

with splintered oars.

Her song is not for you.