Lk and Karaoke

Good morning my exceptionally awesome MSB readers. I woke up in such high spirits regardless of the fact that it’s Monday and Mondays are dreaded. I know you don’t like Mondays except you are weird which is allowed but you still have to get up and have an awesome week.  We will try to bring things that will help you in having a ‘noice’ week here. Here, We’ve got you on this blog. We are cool like that.
Anyhoo, here is an article I believe will inspire you enough to go out this week and conquer the demons most especially with God’s help and your mind set. So darlings, let nothing limit you this week. By the way, have you checked Toy’s post? If you haven’t, you better click on her post and read and watch that lovely spoken word video that was making me blush so hard my cheeks turned pink though I’m a chocolate skinned pikin. Okay, let me stop talking now.
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“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” ~ Ralph Wardo Emerson.

My sister and I were chatting sometime ago and she mentioned she went to a restaurant where they have karaoke night and she sang. I didn’t believe her until she showed me a recorded video because I know how shy she can be. We decided to go to the restaurant in surulere on Thursday which is the karaoke night. The plan was for my sister and me to sing and well, Lk (brother-in-law) was to chip in.

It was Thursday night and we were at the restaurant having a nice time, laughing and commending some people’s voices while Pelumi and I were giving the eye signal for the voices that were going off course. Lk decided it was our turn to sing and we decided to be chickens.

We looked through the list looking for songs to sing. Honestly, there were many we could have sung but I kept telling Lk I didn’t know the images-16songs. He called both of us the chickens that we are and decided he was going to take the lead. Ah, Lk to lead… he would be laughed at from the very beginning. We begged him not to and Pelumi threatened to go inside the car if he should start singing. She knew the strength of her husband’s voice and she wasn’t ready to have many people staring at us and just laughing in our faces.

Lk was determined…

images-30images-38So I offered to sing with him but knowing me, I knew I would be laughing instead of singing. Lk was particularly shocked that I wasn’t courageous enough to sing considering how I often disturbed them with my singing. Lk wasn’t going to allow people’s stares or comments to stop him from doing something challenging and fun for him. Challenging because Lk’s voice is just…

To cut the long story short, we left the place without singing and Lk did not let us hear the end of it till we got home. It was so funny because when we got inside the car, Pelumi and I started singing… lmao. Lk wanted to kill us and actually banned us from singing. Lmao! He was pained (Lk, I promise to sing with you next time).

He talked about courage and how it doesn’t matter if people are laughing at you; you should do that thing anyway, be that person anyway, and take that step anyway. Looking at it, Lk was courageous. I mean he was ready to sing though his voice is terrible. Honestly guys, courage is needed to do anything and be anything in life. Courage is being bold enough to do something even if the crowd is not doing it and you are not sure of its outcome.images-47

It takes courage to do something rather than nothing. It takes courage to get back up after falling so many times. It takes courage to fight for your life and lead your life successfully. Darlings, be courageous enough to ask. The most you will get is a ‘No’ and I know some of us don’t like getting no (I hate no) but we have to try anyway even if we are not certain we will get a ‘YES’. Start that thing. Do that thing. Remember guys, REGRET DOESN’T ACCOMPANY TRYING. IT ACCOMPANIES NOT TRYING BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW HOW IT MIGHT HAVE TURNED OUT and that is killing, atleast it is for me.

2014-08-18-08-33-24--156447738I quite like the story of Esther In the bible. Her boldness is really inspiring… ‘If I perish, I perish’… now that is courage. This week and for days to come, please let’s try to add a little more courage to everything we do because we are already courageous people. We just need a little more, without that, we can never really move from A to F.

Use the comment box to tell us about that thing you are finding hard to try or the regrets you have about not trying a particular thing.

Please share and let’s spread the message. By the way, has anyone reading ever had an embarrassing karaoke moment. Please, do tell.

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4 Comments
  • mayieve
    August 18, 2014

    Funny enough I av never sang karaoke *covers face*, ayam dat bush *lol*.. But Courage requires taking ur brain along too.. I remember d man who entered d Lion cage @ U.I dat we all heard abt.. Lol.. Knw ur strengths n weaknesses .. But since nobodyz life is at stake @ a karaoke.. Den I’ll say ur inLaw iz courageous.. N u r a Coward Mayowa!! Lol.. Smh for u.. Who knwz if ur p.diddy or dr drey or kennis waz at d venue dat day.. Lol

    • Oluwamayowa Depo Oyedokun
      August 19, 2014

      ABI O. I won’t even try to deny it, i am a coward *covers face* but then I had something to lose now. Imagine people that were looking at me as a fine chick when I entered wondering why they ever thought so if i opened my mouth to sing. Although i have a nice voice but you are my boss in that area Mayowa.
      I think if you take your brain along for courage, you might never really do anything because your brain will question if it makes sense and if the risk is worth taking but you do need to be sensible as well. The U.I man story is just an act of stupidity not courage to be honest.

  • Adeleke
    August 19, 2014

    Lk`s voice was just……..
    Just what? Sweet abi…lol
    U are such a Couragious writer

    • Oluwamayowa Depo Oyedokun
      August 19, 2014

      Oh my darling LK, you know how much i love you but my love will not permit me to lie to you. Your voice is indeed…. just ask your wife!
      Thank you.

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