Friday, May 23, 2008




I met Harry in Lagos before he relocated to England. My friend is now a musician based in England and has been so for a while.

His latest song, is 'no more yahoozee', an answer to the glorification of hedonism as preached by Olu Maintain.

See the video here

18 comments:

Standtall said...

Well, one day we will see the end of "Yahooze". I know about 5 dif songs with yahoozee in it. God help us. Lemme go watch the video

africa entertainment and sports said...

Let's give Olu the credit he deserves as an artiste:He picked on an existing social phenomenon to create a very entertaining work,which in turn created further wide-reaching awareness of the trend.At least no government official can now pretend not to know about the yahoo yahoo issue.

laspapi said...

Ah, Stand-Tall, spin-offs have been in music since the beginning of time.

@ Africa- just for the record, I love Olu Maintain's song. I also love his survival of a separation from his other singing half, Tolu, which would have been a mortal blow to lesser men.

Standtall said...

I no get wetin u mean by being in music since the beginning of time o. Explain o

I don leave msg for u on "my six quirks" comment o

laspapi said...

@ Standtall- As far back as memory goes, people have always made versions of other people's songs. Going to check your blog now.

Standtall said...

Yes, i know and I do not have any problem with that but to think that it will go on forever, I will get tired.

Standtall said...

Just read ur comment on mi-blog of course I will wispher who I be. Ore introduced on at Muson Centre when we came for the Virgina Monologue and I read your bio.... I finished from Ife tooo.

Naija Vixen said...

I love Olu's version and I also love the "No more yahoozee" version but while Olu recorded the track for pure entertainment, he unknowingly made the yahoozee culture seem even more glamourous to pple; No more Yahoozee on the other hand, is meant to show that yahoozee is pure fraud and should not be encouraged, but you know which of the track is more popular outta the two.

How have you been Laspapi?

laspapi said...

ah, Standtall, you went to great Ife. I remember now. Its good to meet up again. Yeah, I'm the 15th of July...we'll celebrate.

laspapi said...

@ vixen- It was good to read from you, vixen. I follow your thoughts on the issue. How have you been?

anonymous gal said...

hmm i admire ur friends courage and i hope the song sells-knowin nigerians that will b a miracle.to bad i cant listen to the song the internet is so slow.

rethots said...

...at the risk of being different, i dare. I never understood (or could comprehend) the essence of Yahoozee, rather, i think it propounded the theory that one can always make it without toil. Unfortunately, the teeming masses (Nigeria's future -her youths) are being carried away.

I beg to disagree (without apologies either), i simply do not dig it......let's redefine entertainment and not celebrate averageness.

1stpet2v9 said...

hmmmmm... seen d vid, all i can say 4 now is hmmmm

laspapi said...

@ anon girl- Tell me about that internet speed thing. We claim to have broadband here but its just talk

@ rethots- I just love the melody, man- 'Yahoooooo oh oh Yahooooozzzyyy'

@ 1stPet- ScRiBe, you worry me o. What's on your mind now? :P

How are the guitar lessons going?

Omosewa said...

Laspapiscosco, too many restrictions on ur blog now!

How are you? Long time! I've finished school, so you can sing KSA for me and send my grad gift in the mail...thank you very much:D

I like yout friends song, but i have a little problem with the message, but oh well...

Take care of yourself.

BlackRose said...

o harry best! DIS DUDE IS SO FUNNY nd WITTY!
Very nyc if u mite say so....

BlackRose said...

o harry best! DIS DUDE IS SO FUNNY nd WITTY!
Very nyc if u mite say so....

Idemili said...

Will yahoozee ever stop?