The Horse, The Man & His Son

So I just came back from Nigeria where I had to go bury my dad who passed a couple of weeks back. They say you do not become a man until your father dies: I guess it is official now. On my way back, all I could think of were the various special moments we spent together. He was a lover of good music and had quite a collection of vinyl (records for all the new-school folks) that I helped myself to on my previous visit home. He was more into philosophical music laced with a lot of proverbs. The likes of Ebenezer Obey, Olarenwaju Adepoju, Kayode Fashola, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and old school Sunny Ade. He also had quite a few foreign albums too. In all, he was well rounded because he was very open-minded when it came to music. Pretty sure I got my love for music from him. So I sieved through the pile of albums I got from him and came across one of his favorites. A classic by Ebenezer Obey: The Horse, The Man & His Son. Even as a kid, I could relate to the message within this album and it pretty much made me come to the realization that you cannot please everyone no matter what you do. For my fans/followers who do not speak/understand Yoruba, I apologize, but I would plead that you keep an open mind and enjoy the melody.


To my mentor, teacher, friend, confidant and father, you are truly missed.

5 comments:

  1. That song is one of my dad's favourite as well. I love it. Sorry about your dad, may his soul RIP

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  2. First off, I'd like to extend my heartfelt condolences to yourself on losing your dad, may his soul RIP. It's nice to hear that your dad was an open minded person when it came to music, we all should be as such for limiting music could make us miss a lot of great things. And as for Ebenezer Obey, I've just heard his songs after u mentioned him and his melodies are a true delight to listen to even though I do not understand Yoruba.

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