Twitter came through on connecting me with a celeb last week to my surprise. I attended a Jazz series event on Friday and among the artists that performed there were two whom I was keen to hear and meet. One of them was Mos Def (whom I believe is known off stage as Yasiin Bey). He’s a prominent American rapper lyrically gifted and insanely deep. He flew in to get a feel of the Nigerian scene (and probably something at the shrine). His performance was electric and he looked like he was really having a good time. This special appearance was possible thanks to the second celeb who was performing alongside him – Seun Anikulapo Kuti, son of the legendary Fela Kuti. Seun is a renowned saxophonist who took right after his dad and has perfected his art and added his own style. I had no idea when it was suddenly almost 1am and I was still watching the two of them entertain the crowd. Here are some pics of the show (Click one to view large slideshow):
The following Saturday I posted a tweet about the show and that’s when I later noticed this conversation and a retweet from the Jazz man himself 😀 :
I can’t deny I had a big smile on my face. He didn’t shake my hand or give me a free concert ticket or invite me to collab with him on the studio. He just retweeted my tweet and copied me in a response – November was a good month indeed. I wonder if Obama would respond if I tweeted a pressing question to him. There’s only one way to find out 😉
One of his aides might tweet you back, but I wouldn’t hold your breath for an answer of any substance… Unless it’s a question about those wascawy Wepubwicans (Elmer Fudd joke). In that case, you might get luck.
Try this: “I’m from Nigeria and I’m afraid that the Republican intransigence is fueling terrorism in Africa”. Complete horseshit but you’ll get, at the very least, retweeted. I’d be willing to bet my lunch you get mention in his next speech. He’s an empty suit, my friend. We stopped paying attention to him when the Republicans took Congress.
Congratulations on such an achievement, my friend. Lol your life is made+ you have arrived. ? and tweet Obama all you want, while at it, buy a lottery ticket sef! That November luck just might follow you into December.
Lol @ achievement. If only it could translate to Naira and Kobo (sigh). Let’s see how the rest of 2015 pans out. *Fingers, legs, arms and eyes crossed*
the only annoying thing was cigarette smoke.
EVERYTHING perfect – moon, grass, MUUUUUSIC, love TheCollectiv3 like family, bootyshake Feladanced for free for an hour, loved everything, everything. This is my dream o. Open air. Happiness. People living and enjoying. In this same Africa. Return to happy.
Yes o! I wish that was how life could be after a hard day at the office. But the food wasn’t free (moan). At least the beer and the cider was 🙂
I think I did a little two-step and that was about it for the dancing side of me. Can’t believe I have to wait a whole year for the same experience. Where the next Jazz parrry at?????
#Obamawaitingtohear:Let’s know when he responds. 🙂
Done. Let’s wait and see shall we 😀