So it's been like a month since I let you into my world. I sincerely apologize. I've been busy yeah, but never too busy for you. So again, please accept my apologies.
HAPPY NEW YEAR peoples! It's 2009 and we gon doing mighty fine!
President Barack Obama - the 44th American President and the 1st African American President of the United States of America took over the throne yesterday (1/20/2009). I'm looking forward to the growth of this country under his and God's guidance.
I'm sure many of you are.
I hope the ex-presido Bush enjoys his break. We all will :)
To all those who filled Facebook with racist anger when Obama became the democratic candidate, I hope you've let go and can see that he's another human being like you are. I hope that you are ready and willing to work with him and push the U.S and the rest of the world out of our crisis. Remember...SERVICE. Let us serve our fellow humanity however we can. Keep a smile on your face, volunteer with an org., help an elderly person, help a hungry person, and support Zara however you can. hehe...no really, I'm not playing!
Now back to me.
I've had a bit of thinking to do in the past number of months...maybe about a half a year. From the label offers to the difficulties at my crap job to who I am as an artist and a woman...
As I sit here in my cold car, waiting for my baby boo, listening to "The Dream" on the radio, right after "Jay Z" on his "My president is black" freestyle leading to Beyonce's "Soldier" and I type this up. I can only imagine where my voice will someday travel to like these people I'm listening to. There's so much room in the world to fly and be seen and be heard. Who's to say that won't be me someday? I'm a star out of many. You don't have to look hard to tell me apart in the crowd. My shine radiates no matter how I try to conceal it.
If Oprah can be one of the richest women in the world today, I can be the Voice of Nigeria's young ladies. Granted, some people feel that a lot of my music isn't quite "role model worthy" because I have a couple tracks where I'm not afraid to express my sexuality. The same lips that asked to be given "Action" also told the world we need "Sunshine from the rain". Yeah I'm a good girl who knows how to be bad....who isnt! lol. Why put me in a box? Allow me express my myself as I wish. I can't wait till you hear what I have in store for you. Please allow me cater to that woman who needs the extra strenght to tell her cheating man to never come back home. Allow me express myself as Naija's flyest chick who got it from her momma :D. Open up your ears, grab a couple drinks, relax and party to my music. Then on the way home, listen to me as I expose another level of my soul.
There's so much in me waiting to come out. Don't be embarassed for me if what comes out first while I try to discover myself is surface stuff. Yes, you can judge me based on what you've heard thus far. But don't write me off based on it. My surface is just as beautiful as my inside....open up to it.
Everyday I network with people who have the ability to put me at your doorstep. Funny enough, many of them are friends that I'm very grateful to have. Even if they did nothing to push me, I'd love them anyway. I'd love to mention names but you all know yourselves. If you've ever had a good word, constructive criticism, an ear, a good word, a reference, a sincere smile, a truthful hug, my back, a beat, a feature, a stage, and SOOO many more things for me, you are my friend....you know who you are. THANK YOU! When I get "there"...where this journey's taking me and you're earnestly encouraging me, I will thank you again. I will show you that our hard work has paid off. I will take care of you like you have taken care of me. Don't give up on me.
So you say, "DANG! WHY DID ZARA HAVE TO TELL US ALL THIS TODAY?". Honestly, I don't know...call me emotional. lol. I just like to share. yeah I can put it in a song, I can't put it on a video blog. But I know there is power in written words and just for you to have read this far, I'm touched.
So I'll stop...but I'll continue soon,
With all the love I have to share
PS: YES THIS IS AN ARTIST BLOG and this artist is as human as human gets so you'll get these parts of me quite often.
Thank you for listening, and/or reading.
Get on the Zara buffet ;)