The Magic In Music

About 4.30pm one sunny afternoon, I felt my usual itch to listen to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music. As I hummed my way through a plethora of songs, I realized each song made me feel a certain way and communicated differently, my inner most thoughts.

So many times, we hear music is universal, but what does it really mean?

How diverse is music in relation to personalities?

Is there a reason why some prefer a certain genre over another?

What’s the relationship between music and moods?

I thought it would be nice to find out how different people relate to music and decided to ask a few colleagues. Here’s what they had to say:

Music is my soul mate – Joke

Music is life, it’s happiness and madness – Ade

I’d rather be in prison with music than be free without it. – Mr. Samson

Music is the key to unleashing the unknown me – Henry

Music keeps me alive – Babatunde

Music is my master pill – Blessing

Music is an escape because it takes me to a different era – Tola.

Music is a connection, it takes you somewhere. It’s a synergy of sounds when you get chills – Tayo

Music is an escape because I start to imagine things and relax – Lilian

Going from the responses above, every single person related music to how it made them feel.

For me, I’ll say music is a personal expression that inspires a thought or action. Your choice of music reflects who you are, your lows and highs. Music colors the soul, giving life to our thoughts and feelings.

It breathes life to buried feelings or situations; it heals broken souls and elevates moods. It creates a sense of belonging, where one can connect the singer and lyrics to personal situations.

What is music to you?

 

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Saturday 21st of January was the day of Slay. She Leads Africa (SLA), a community designed to encourage and support young women across Africa organised a one-day event tagged “ The Slay Festival ”.

The Slay Festival was a one-day celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation and overall awesomeness. The  Slay festival was well attended by hundreds of young women who came in to have a nice time and learn from industry leaders and mentors. Without a doubt, we The Matchmakers were in attendance at the event with our beautiful ladies who returned with a bunch of exciting stories.

 

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

The interactive sessions were anchored by industry leaders like Toke Mankiwa, Arese Ugwu, Zainab Balogun, MI Abaga, Adebola Williams, Audu Maikori and a host of others. These sessions afforded the audience opportunities to direct questions at the thought leaders and get impactful answers. We the Interactive CT ladies were particularly impressed with Arese Ugwu and ended up buying her book with her autograph to go with it.

 

FOOD

Yes, we were definitely looking forward to the food and there was a lot of it. Our highlights were the ‘So Yummy’ popcorn stand; the Maggi rice we got to eat for free and the amazingly sinful smoothie we had (sadly we can’t remember the name of the vendor).

 

Vendors

There were a lot of vendors with amazing things for sale and we had to control our purses to avoid leaving broke. We visited the Alara art stand and saw some amazing artistic photography; then there was Sassy fashion house where one of us purchased a cute off-shoulder dress; and  many more.

At Interactive CT, all play and no work doesn’t pay, so some of us visited the SME business advisors for some good old (and free) entrepreneurial consultation.

 

 

MUSIC

The Live performance by Hallelujah Crooner, Funbi, was a high point for the Interactive CT girls and we swooned shamelessly as he performed.

EVENT LOCATION

The event was held at the running shed of the Nigerian Railway Corporation. Although there was ample space for all the activities, the occasional gust of wind left everyone with sand in their eyes and dusty feet, with attendees wishing for a more suitable venue for the event. Nevertheless, it didn’t dampen the spirit at the event. It was a never-ending lively and cheerful atmosphere.

The Slay festival was an amazing experience for us at Interactive CT. We got to learn and have fun at the same time. We hope see more events of this nature as the year goes by.

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Cheers!