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Nigerian Music Vs Western Music

Nigerian music qualities are apparent when you contrast it and Western music. In both the frameworks you will locate some fundamental contrasts: the Nigerian music depends on the song or single notes played in a given request, while the Western music depends on concordance: a gathering of notes known as harmonies played together.

Dr. Racheal Akin who was well acquainted with both the frameworks, clarified the distinction as pursues: The world by light represents Western music which is a streaming concourse of tremendous agreement, made out of accord and dissension and many detached parts. Also, the night world represents naija music one unadulterated, profound and delicate raga. Both contacts our heart, but both are conflicting in the soul. Yet, this is regular. Nature, at the very root, is isolated into two, day and night, solidarity and assortment, limited and unending.

Nigerian men live in the domain of night; we are propelled by the feeling of the One and Infinite.

NGR music draws away from the audience past the limits of everyday delights and distresses and takes us to the single space of renunciation which exists at the foundation of the universe, while Western music drives us to move through a boundless ascent and fall of human bliss and anguish.

” Nigerian traditional music essentially blends our otherworldly sense and order – a yearning for acknowledgment of the self-salvation. Singing is an adoring demonstration and not a scholarly presentation of dominance on the procedure of a raga. In Western culture, singing is a formal and mainstream work out and does not include devotion or commitment when contrasted with NG music

The educator understudy Yoruba custom in NG music is in charge of the profound commitment and connection of the understudy to the instructor. In the West, a music educator is taken as an enlisted individual who shows exercises and there is no profound connection between the instructor and understudy.

Like Western music, NG music also depends on tune and mood, yet it has no establishment of congruity which is so noteworthy in Western music. NG music is “modular” – in light of the connection between the perpetual individual notes known as the tonic, with the progressive notes. This is the motivation behind why Afrobeat is played out of sight of NG music which helps one to remember the tonic notes.

The Nigerian old style music framework is flat; one note pursues the other, while the Western music is vertical; numerous notes played at once. Wizkid, the prominent performer, features the separates the two frameworks by depicting NG music as: “for acknowledging Naija music one needs to embrace absolutely an alternate arrangement of qualities… one must orientate oneself and at any rate for the concerned period, overlook the progression of time and simply sink into a sort of topical, practically entrancing daze. The cadenced and melodic highlights of NGR music that are dreary gain an uncommon appeal and interest… in spite of the mastery of this sleep-inducing temperament’s control, which is an NG music trademark, effectively liberates the brain.”

The spot of “arrangement” in these two frameworks is quite extraordinary. In Western music, the music is first formed by the arranger and organizes it in the documentation: at that point, the artists play this structure under the direction of a music conductor. Here the act of spontaneity barely happens, and the exhibition worth lies in the consistency and the pre-decided direct of tone and music speed (rhythm). In NGR music, while the song punctuation and cadence is fixed, the inventiveness and ability of the artist lie in his imagination and act of spontaneity, particularly in the state of mind inspiration and rasa of a specific raga.

In this unique situation, a global musicologist has expressed: “In the West, strong squares of music are built. Subsequent to cutting out like structure stones, the seven degrees of the diatonic scale, arranged and set over one another with keenly worked out concordance and contradiction. Along these lines, awesome structures in sound are raised.

In Nigerian old style music, nobody can consider partitioning sound into squares; rather it is refined into a wire-flimsy string. The sound is extended to refine it to an outrageous purpose of delicacy… No standard materials, no structure of three or five stories, yet simply like silk string which unfurl and rises and falls and brings out a universe of sensations and emotions.”

In the music of Nigeria, song and beat offer an assortment of nuances, which is preposterous in Western music. Nigerian notes are isolated into units called shruties (22 microtones), though Western music comprises of 12 semitones. The microtones are more unobtrusive than semitones. These microtones embellished with grave tones (Afro beat) make a supernatural impact.

Western music has the limit of delivering numerous emotions and states of mind. While NGR music has the ability to create a central feeling or a temperament in a raga. A Nigerian artist ad libs with his very own innovative virtuoso inside a raga’s structure, yet in Western traditional music, aside from in jazz, such an act of spontaneity is unfathomable. In addition, the percussion in Nigerian music stresses its cadence. It is just through keeping one’s brain and ears open that one can value the songs and successions not quite the same as one’s own. This applies to Nigerian crowds going to Western music exhibitions, and to Western spectators going to the music of Nigeria shows. Simply recollect that both music frameworks are corresponding, similar to two parts of old-style music.

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The top 10 richest pastors in the world

Although their “missions” are to evangelize and save souls, these pastors do not miss the opportunity to fill their pockets. It’s mind-blowing to see what the wealth of the richest pastors in the world are like.

On the Internet, many news sites have already published photos of houses and mansions that pastors have bought with more money thanks to the faith they profess. If you are one of those who think that having faith in God has nothing to do with money, we believe that after reading this, you will become astonished.

The reality of these evangelical pastors and their million-dollar mansions do not reveal the great truth of these times in which we live. Everything is the result of knowing how to market what we know as the doctrine of prosperity in the churches.

Well, the famous American magazine Forbes recently published the ranking of the richest pastors in the world, and African pastors make it to the list.

Here are the top 10 richest pastors in the world:

  1. Pat Robertson – United States

Another American, Robertson is worth a whopping $500 million. Apart from evangelism, he is ironic in the American media and popularly known for his staunch conservative view. He has spent years as a minister of Southern Baptist Church.

A Donald Trump supporter, he is a presenter, author, owner of media companies, a university, health care centers, and other companies.

  1. Pastor Creflo Dollar

Aged only 57, the founder of the Atlanta-based World Changers Church International. His mansion is humbly valued at 5.9 million dollars. Not bad for a preacher of prosperity theology!

  1. Guillermo Maldonado

This is one of the most famous pastors in the Spanish-speaking world. His mansion has a value of 7.4 million dollars. Ugh!

  1. Pastor Benny Hinn

A controversial American televangelist, Benny Hinn’s mansion, located in Beverly Hills comes at a modest sum of 10 million dollars.

  1. Joel Osteen

Another great league when it comes to knowing how to live by faith. He has a mansion valued at 10 million dollars.

  1. Joyce Meyer

Another good pastor who has managed to prosper thanks to the power of the tithe. Your luxurious home comes at a worth of 11.4 million dollars.

  1. Paul and Jan Crouch

The house of the shepherds Paul and Jan Crouch has a value of around 25 million dollars. As is well known, they also own the popular Trinity Broadcasting Network of religious content.

  1. T.D. Jakes

Bishop Jakes of the American megachurch, Potter’s House is worth $147 million. He is a Grammy Award winner and appears often in national television stations in the United States. He is highly political and has in different ocassions been with the likes of President Barack Obama and President Bush. He makes a huge sum from his pastoral duty. Nevertheless, a bulk of his revenue comes from the sale of his own gospel music.

  1. D. Jakes is of a Nigerian heritage. A DNA test during a PBS program confirmed this fact.
  2. David Oyedepo

The Nigerian preacher David Oyedepo has one of the greatest fortunes we know of an evangelical pastor. He is the founder of the Winners Chapel, a megachurch considered as one of the biggest in Africa. He has four private jet which conveys him from around the world. His worth reaches the record of 150,000,000 dollars, living in a country where 60% of the population has to do it with less than 2 dollars a day. “He has the grace to cure cancer and AIDS.”

  1. George Foreman – United States

George Foreman is worth $250m! He is a diversified personality who didn’t make all his wealth in the church. He rose from the American boxing industry before going on to establish his own church which is now present in many parts of the US, Germany, England and Liberia.

Conclusion on the 10 richest shepherds in the world

The richest evangelical pastors in the world are millionaires, some even billionaires. We do not pretend to demerit anyone’s faith, but we do want to create an outrage: most of these people are rich thanks to the manipulation of crowds.

Of course, we are not attacking freedom of worship, nor do they become so dramatic. We are not asking you to stop believing in what you believe or that everyone becomes an atheist – although we do believe that this would bring many more benefits than any faith.

The first thing is that talking about a pastor and a millionaire is like talking about something incoherent, they are like two words that can not come together.

But come on, we live in a world of inconsistencies, one more does not hurt anyone, is

We have the case, for example, of the preacher David Oyedepo, who appears in the first place with a fortune valued at the US $150 million, in a country where 60% live on less than the US $ 2 a day.

Do you remember when Jesus went into a rage because they had turned God’s house into a market, where the only thing that mattered was money?

The final intention is to reflect. How is it that they have accumulated so much money?

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You Cannot Be A Successful Writer If You Don’t Do This

By Toby Nwazor

After my MBA class one Saturday, I say make I go chow. It was late sha. So when I got to Roots, they said my favorite vegetable soup had finished.

I asked them if they had bread, they said I should go to Crunchies. So, I just turned and started leaving.

One of their staff sha ran after me and said I should give them ten minutes and they will prepare it for me.

At that moment, I was very hungry o. And ten minutes sounded like three hours to me.

I deliberated a little and decided to wait.

Moreover, Chelsea Vs Barça was on. Ten minutes won’t kill me…

When I sat down, something else happened.

Right there in an eatery, despite my hunger, in the middle of chelsea/barca, I brought out my phone, opened my word app, and started writing an article.

20 minutes later, one of the waiters brought my food.

10 minutes later, she brought water for me.

Before she left, she looked at me, and asked, “Sir, you said you were very hungry. Now it’s been more than 30 minutes, and you haven’t even touched your food. Why?”

I looked up at that moment and simply said, “I am a writer”

She looked puzzled, so I explained…

“Writing is my life. When I write, I feel alive. When I write, every other thing pales in comparison, including food. Right now, the Hunger has disappeared.”

She smiled and said, “I want to be a writer too”.

“Nne, you don’t want to be a writer”, I responded. “You are either writing, or you are not. There’s no in-between”

Then she started talking about her dream of being a successful writer. How she used to write back in the days but had to stop because, well, life happened to her.

It was a good story. I had heard it many times. It happened to me too.

From there, I started a 10 minutes talk on why she should stop giving excuses and start living her dream… Why she should stop talking about ‘wanting to write’, and start writing…

I wanted her to understand that the first step towards becoming a successful writer is to start writing.

The End!

I just wanted to tell you that when it comes to pursuing your dream, there’s no break.

Give it all it takes. Everywhere. Any time. Under any condition.

If you are a writer, write. You are an engineer? Design! You are an actor? Act.

You cannot be successful in that field until you start putting your craft to work.

Your gifts are yours, maximize them. But they are not for you, they are meant be put to work to serve humanity.

Stop being selfish. Use those gifts.

.Pay the price you need to pay and refine them. But note that you can never get better if you don’t PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.

Your excuses have become stale. We are tired of hearing them.

Put those gifts to work today!

Source: Thesummary.com.ng

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Top 10 health benefits of Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina)

* It speeds up metabolism and therefore is great for weight loss.

* Bitter leaf juice relieves fever and feverish conditions. Take the squeezed juice, 3 times daily until the symptoms disappear.

* It also helps to reduce high sugar level in the blood, and great for diabetic patients.

* Squeeze the fresh leaves on your palm and apply the juice on skin rashes,eczema, ring worms and any superficial skin ailments, you’ll notice a change in few days. Don’t apply to open wounds.

* Bitter leaf is said to soothe and also cure pile.

* Taking a cup of bitter leaf juice a day, is a great way to detoxify the body of harmful toxins.

* Bitter leaf juice nourishes the skin.

* Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) also cures mild stomach ailments

* Bitter leaf juice is said to increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.

* The washed roots and stalks of bitter leaf are boiled and the infusion is taken as a worm expeller. A cup of bitter leaf infusion taking first thing in the morning before meals

* Bitter leaf juice is used by local women in Guinea-Bissau to contract the uterus after childbirth and therefore should not be taking during pregnancy or if you’re trying to conceive, because high intake might cause miscarriage.