Odiro Easy-Flavour

This song….this song… I swear this has been a week of up and downs and lots and lots of stress. This life (sigh) odiro easy! Flavour as an artist has always had a place in my heart, because he sings and raps in Igbo (my mother tongue), and he has this way of embedding cultural traditions into his music that is just so justifying. For those who don’t know Odiro easy loosely translates to it isn’t easy. There is just something about the beat and message that feels ancestral and comforting, odiro easy, but it is going to be okay. From my exhausted self to yours, I hope you enjoy.

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(Daughter)

My daughter,

I hope

I teach you to be brave

I hope you are never ashamed to be broken

To raise your fist in the air and scream your pain

Allow your heartbreak to be heard

Never suffer in silence

Never keep your story silent

I hope you speak,

whenever, however

You were never meant to be alone.

-A.A. Eke