I am a poet. A writer. A rapper. A musician. In all of this I am an artiste.
I heard it on a Lauyn Hill song and read somewhere, very recently, that the purpose of music is to inspire. Entertainment is just a pit stop towards that destination. I think, also, that all forms of art paint pictures that people should get inspiration from by viewing. This art is internalized and applies to different individuals differently.
With this in mind, the onus is on us, as artistes to present pictures that can be understood and internalized in different forms by different quarters. Hence, a PIECE OF PEACE!
The Perfect Masterpiece
If you have ever played the “PIECE OF THE PUZZLE” game you would bear me witness that every one of those pieces look meaningless by themselves, but, when they are correctly placed they present the perfect masterpiece.
In the same way, I do believe that there are pieces that make a person, a society, a nation! One of these pieces, in my thinking, should be a PIECE of PEACE. For you to have a peaceful person, society, nation all the different pieces that constitute the whole have to be peaceful to have the perfect masterpiece of Piece. When the people are at war with themselves, how then, do we expect to have a peaceful society or nation. At the next BOGOF we will attempt to explore the piece that are individuals in PEACE.
Pieces of the Puzzle
For those among us who BOGOF’d with us in February, you would agree that the blend of music and art is a good way to piece a puzzle together. That time the puzzle, WHO AM I? was the puzzle and I think all who performed did a killer job in trying to paint that picture, spray that perfect wall with graffiti.
This is the same thing we will try and achieve with the PIECE OF PEACE. All the artistes who come to showcase will exhibit their own piece, in the larger scheme of things, of PEACE. Poets are expected. So are rappers. And singers. And illustrators. And THE BAND. and the most important piece,you, THE AUDIENCE.
I hope that we can come together to achieve THE PERFECT MASTERPIECE. Not only for our SELVES but also for our society, our nation, our world. All of these are OURS.
Looking forward to seeing you as we paint yet another mural on the canvas of the BOGOF, Being Only Great Of Finesse together.
Be Positive. Peace