I know that you know so much about me.  But how much do you truly know? I want you to read about my Music Career today.  Grab a seat. Take popcorn and juice.  Let's go on. 

First,  before you ask why I didn't use my picture here,  it's because I don't have any in mind to fix. 

To my story, I started my music career many years ago.  From my mother's synoptic gospel account of my music career,  I started singing since age 2 (almost everybody did). At the time,  my melody was only the chit-chat sounds that a young child would ordinarily produce. 

As time grew,  I began to sing better,  at least reasonably enough.  My words got clearer and the lyrics began to make more sense. At the time, I was about 3-4 years and used to listen to King Sunny Ade's legendary music and even danced as well as he did. In our neighbourhood at the time, I was the king of leg-work.😄 (don't argue). Then something happened.
I grew up and gradually got to that stage in many Nigerian Christian homes when teenagers are conscripted into the church choir. How it happens is that you just suddenly hear that Lagbaja is now in the choir and that you (as per former child of satan) need to come to God and work for Him. Then, one afternoon, your mum goes to purchase some funny looking long sleeved white shirts (I had black trousers already) and the rest is history.

I sang Tenor in the choir. My voice is not so thick and I wasn't going to pass a bass singer's vocal test. I sang alongside my friends Daniel and Dayo and yes, it was an experience. We had musical classes and as I recall, Daniel used to have a guitar. We ran round the keyboard sometimes with only the notes of songs that we were used to (ask me to play a random song on the keyboard without a proper rehearsal and see the whole mess you'd get). But then, I can really play the harmonica, or mouth organ as you may call it.
My brother plays the keyboard better. I used to boast that I taught him a good number of things he knows. Of course, I did😒😓. But then, I learnt from his growth on the keys that passion without consistency will yield no profit. Many other friends who learnt an instrument or two at the time are doing well too and yes, it's so much hard work put in over a long time.

Today, I can sing so well as long as I'm not in the choir. My best stage performance happens in the bathroom on any morning when I feel like singing. Like you probably do, I feel my voice with some spontaneous rehearsals once in a while and the spirit of the Lord definitely comes down (Halleluyah?).
Now, Don't get me wrong. I just sing averagely.

In all of my music career story, I have also learnt about choice. As humans, we are only willed for as much as we want, and that too comes only when you can stand on your own. This is because in many cases, people will be responsible for decisions in your life (like my conscription into the choir). This is one reason why a subject like salvation should take a really conscious process because it is founded on the principle of decision making. I have also learnt that time is a constant factor and that you can only get better in the things that you consistently do. I stopped dancing for a while because my family relocated and I stopped listening to those songs. So, if I pick them up to dance today, my body remains stiff (I practically drew away from dancing and sadly, I don't think I can dance to save my life).

From playing the harmonica (which came as a gift from AB Mozart😉), I have learnt that certain things in life should not be held on to. And like a gift, you have to give your talent expression in its best form whether or not the situation favours it. You know an instrumentalist will not refuse to play because it's a funeral, neither will a fully paid artiste refuse or discontinue his performance because of a sad news he just received.
This is a wrap of my music career story. Do you share something similar? Were you conscripted into the choir too? I'd love to read from you in the comments.😄