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#genderbendingFriday: IWC Schaffhausen Commercial

Many months later, the new IWC Schaffhausen commercial gets released. Be still my heart, be still! The black and white picture, "Amore Fermati" by Fred Bongusto giving me those romantic flutters, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt and Zhou Xun in tuxes, everything! So muchfeels!!!

Murewa, breathe, in and out, easy, just breathe. Was not a fan of IWC but I just got converted. Its Portuguese line, specifically the Sidérale Scafusia, sets my heart ablaze, followed by the pilot collection -- Chronograph Top Gun. Elegance is understated. But, more importantly, I heart the commercial. Although, you can call it a short. 

Pictures of the shoot can be found in one of my earlier #genderbendingFriday posts. Swoon, swoon, swoon. You're welcome.

An Ode To @Asa_official

My love for Asa isn't an open-secret. In fact, my mum calls her "my musician." As if, I own her or what not. But, she usually means Asa, my favorite artist. I bought my father the Beautiful Imperfection CD as a birthday/new year gift. Yes, I was that determined (in Chigul's voice, dee-ta-min-e-d) to get my whole family into the fandom. I pride myself in knowing all lyrics to her songs, even though they're quite easy to learn. Feel all mushy inside, even I visible protest seeing it, whenever people say we look alike. The Asa fever is so bad that I am contemplating buying a vinyl player so I can buy all Asa albums in vinyl and play the shit out of them.

Anyways, I found a couple pictures from olorisupergal's blog of Asa from the spectacular concert she had at the Union Chapel a few days ago. Twitter didn't let me rest as it proceeded to inform me of what I am missing. Dammit, people, I know.  Anyways, the pictures caused me so much swooning, I started dream…

Nigeria at 54 - Pete pete - 9ice ft Asa

Another Independence Day and I'm with mixed feelings, especially after watching some Alhaji Sir Tafawa Balewa videos. Nigeria, what happened to you between 1961 and now? So many things went wrong! How did many things go so wrong so fast, for so long? Why?

I would let 9ice and Asa do justice to my emotions at this time. Of which, before 9ice gets himself elected, he needs to go and shoot a video for Pete Pete. Back to Nigeria, someday, someday soon.

Verse 1: (9ice)
Ojo re bi ana ta gb'ominira, [It seems as though we gained our independence yesterday]
1960 N'igba yen tis easy gege bo se wi [It was the year 1960 and things were easy]
Ta rugbo, t'omidan lon dunu pa ti d'ominira [Both young and old rejoiced when we became free]
Ominira indeed abi, ewo Naira wa [Independence indeed..see the way Naira has depreciated] Ilu polukurumusu [the country is upside down]
T'ewe t'agba lon j'eyan won nisu [Both young and old are suffering]
Abe ori, ewe eri, sugbon e o…