Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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May I recommend…

By on May 28, 2007

…listening to music online.

This month’s recommendation is actually quite simple for those of us who are internet savvy probably because we all do this already. There are so many places for us to listen to music online and I thought I’d share a few of my favorite online music-listening spots.

Pandora – Also known as the Music Genome Project©. Here’s how it works, you plug in the name of the song you want or the name of the artiste whose music you feel like listening to and they build a radio station for you with that and similar music. It is actually quite good for continous listening to music while you work. The only snag is – it is only available to listeners in the US

KrazieNaija – Upon entering the website, you are treated to Tosin Martins’ Olo Mi (which I believe is the song of the moment) and you can listen to it as much as you like (translation until you are fed up) but there is other music to listen to in the multimedia section. I usually listen to the gospel section which is what I recommend to those who love Wale Adenuga, Sammy Okposo, Yinka Aiyefele. This also great for continuous listening to music while you work but I must warn you, there might be a tendency for you to want to stop and komole to some of those great gospel beats from the RCCG Choir… so you might want to restrict listening to this in the comfort of your home and not in your office.

WGTS 91.9 – My local radio station. My radio alarm is programmed to this station so I literally wake up to this everyday…OK…I’ll admit that some mornings it can be annoying but then I would not have it any other way to wake up every weekday with Brennan and Becky. You don’t actually have to be in the area to listen and they have the same great collection of uplifting and encouraging music as part of their online radio station which is also great for continuos listening online

Radio@AOL – Over 200 stations (including XM Satelite) of different genres of music …and you don’t have to have an AOL account to enjoy continuous online music

Imeem – Not great for continuous listening, it is basically just an online music sharing portal. It is useful for moments when you feel like listening to a song and you happen to be online. Go to the website and if you are lucky someone else has posted it online and you can listen. It also allows you to feature music you like on your website or blog

Rhapsody – Listen to 25 songs free online. For US-based listeners pay a $12.95 monthly subscription and you get unlimited access to a wide range of music – from Ebenezer Obey to Aerosmith, Ozomatli to Sunny Ade, Natalie Merchant to Onyeka Onwenu, Salif Keita to Victor Uwaifo, Wura Fadaka to Creed, Dizzy Gillespie to Osita Osadebe, Andrea Bocelli to I.K and Paul Dairo…you name it. Subscribers can create personal playlists for continuous online listening. Rhapsody comes from the same people who brought us the popular Real Players

I’m always on the look out for a few online music listening hang-out spots…and I’d be happy to hear recommendations from readers

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    omohemi Benson

    May 28, 2007

    Thanks for sharing,
    Will check them out, I love music.

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    Omosewa

    May 28, 2007

    Hey aunty J, i loveee the RCCG choir. I have some other nice songs, i think i would send some to them to add to their playlist. I love imeem, cause i can find almost anything there. I’ve used pandora as well. I like http://www.duduradio.com because you can listen to the complete albums of your fave naija artists. http://www.nigerianentertainment.com has a nice playlist as well. I used to be all about http://www.gbedu.com as well. I love music, Nigerian music especially. I had a very relaxing weekend, i feel good tra la la la hehehe. I hope you did as well. Have a great week ahead!

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    Jola Naibi

    May 30, 2007

    @Omohemi – You are quite welcome, thanks for stopping by

    @Omosewa – Thanks for the scoop…I’ll check those out. My weekend was eventful…you know how Memorial Day w/e is…loads to do but we had fun…have a special week too

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