The 2016 Rcc Karu music concert was attended by Elratam, a worship group from Jos, COCIN Rcc Abuja Youth Band and other special individuals.
The event which was scheduled to take place at the RCC Headquarters, COCIN Nyanya, was moved to the church at Old karu due to some unfinished work in the auditorium at Nyanya. Despite a lack of sufficient place, most people agree that this year’s concert was more engaging and uplifting.
I’ve been waiting for the time to write on this subject. I recently attended a friend’s send-off prayer and there I met Helen Binbol. Before I say anything more, I must tell you that she is a very nice person. She is always ready with a beautiful smile for anyone she meets.
Now, back to business. It was quite unfortunate that I missed her song presentation, but I was in luck ’cause she had the soft copy and she sent it to my phone. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised and proud. Surprised cos she blew it outta the park and proud ’cause she sang in TAROK!
There seems to be a surge of Tarok talent circulating. I’ve heard a few and it makes me proud to know that my people are really doing music and not just going mainstream. There are the likes of Dan Tally, Pon J and a host of others. Today is about Helen’s song which has a hint of the infamous South African rhythm that you can’t help but love… I will let you listen to the song and judge for yourself… I know you won’t regret it. Download
The reason I gave myself for leaving what I love is to give me time to do better things, like work on my journalism ambition, and to save my already frail emotional and psychological disposition. Being a member of the band or a member of any group at all, takes a lot from you or so I believe. If you are well invested in something, it stands to reason that you wouldn’t stand to see it come to nothing. Taking a look at the band, I know I gave a lot to it. I don’t know if I gave her my best, but I know I gave a lot. So it broke my heart to have someone cut me off from every angle I tried to work on. I’m human and I feel that should be factored into everything. Today, my band leader and friend came to my house and brought up the issue of my withdrawing from the group (surprisingly). My first question to him was why it took him this long to confront me about it and he said, “I thought you were joking”. Just goes to prove my point of not being taken seriously ehn? Lol Anyway, I told him I left to maintain my own sanity. I wouldn’t want to lose myself and become bitter when it could all be avoided now would I? I’m simmering with some unidentified emotion whilst wondering if my actions are justifiable. Did I do the right thing? Should I have weathered the storm? Or should I have taken the matter up with the officials formally? The chap became more antagonistic after he was allegedly scolded by his guardian… Was I to wait till he got physical? My band leader has opened a new can of worms and I have to deal with it again.