I know it feels like I am messing with your brain with this blog title, but I swear I am unto something. Just be patient with me, okay?
So loni made a visual for Bizz’s single KNOW. I was at Ibadan when I saw it on YouTube; it was subtle, especially with the vintage feel that Loni added to it. If you are new to my blog and do have a clue who these people are, first of all welcome!. Before I moved to this domain, I used to run suzanwrites.wordpress.com where I created this ‘’PEOPLE SERIES’’. I used the platform to focus on real storytelling of young people from my school community all mastering their arts.
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Loni and I had worked on a video (YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!) on instagram. So when I saw the visuals he did for Bizz, I felt this longing ache in my belly. All because this visual paid homage to the life we live in Ogbomoso, the lives of young people who are making something for themselves in a place that barely had enough. It was raw and honest. The ache I felt was nostalgia; I am one of them.
I had only left for Ibadan in a month and still I had to admit how much I had missed Ogbomoso because it was amusing. If someone had told me three-four years ago that I would make actual friends in this school and that strangers would call me BLACKPROWRITER saying they vibe with my work online, I would not believe it.
It is crazy!
I did not know I could make magic happen where I was, I just wanted to leave and then join the flux of creatives at big cities in the country. I did not realise I could as well bloom where I was planted. It took me five years to realize that it is never to late to find yourself, to make friends and create a life from your gift. Small places like Ogbomoso also matter, only if one looks closely.
The number of creative people I have met this year alone baffles me and makes me wonder where we all were years ago. But big shout out to instagram for connecting me with them though, social media have had a great impact in my creativity.
Today, I went along with Yemi to shoot the montage. I was going for a vintage look and a subtle vibe; I wanted to do this to inspire anyone here in LAUTECH, Ogbomoso that it is not too late to find your creativity. There is beauty even in the smallest of places.
I think our 20s is the phase where we discover our potentials, weakness and creativity, but it is also the phase where the doubt and pressure boil over. It creates an illusion that we do not have time and so when we fail, there will be no turning back.
I honestly wonder if our parents felt this way too back in their day?
Enjoy the video.
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