Monday, November 12, 2012

Janelle Monae

Good morning folks... hope we are all good. I for one I am happy as I celebrated my birthday two days ago..November 10th... 

Did I have a party? Nope.
Did I go out? Nope...
Did I get presents? My present from my husband is on the way. It has been ordered but it will take two weeks.. Can you imagine that?
I must say it was the most boring birthday I have ever had in my life, but you know what I loved every bit of it. Big ups to my family who even though they couldn't be with me, made sure they called to wish me a happy birthday.. Thumbs up to Temi, for my gift which will arrive in two, and making sure I heard his voice almost all through that day.. Thumbs up to Yosola who just laid there looking at me while I lamented about the boredom of that day. In all i am grateful to God for everything.

Now to the topic... usually I browse the Internet for something exciting to blog about, sometimes I am lucky sometimes I'm not. Anyways today I found this lovely musician Janelle Monae. I had never heard of her, nor her music, but I was impressed with what she had to say:

"When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My step father, who raised me like his own, worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms and that's why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them. 

This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a cover girl. I didn't have to become perfect because I have learnt through out my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.

Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable". -Janelle Monae (courtesy Obvious Magazine). Interesting right?

N/B: Check out Obvious Magazine Its kinda cool....

Do listen to her song. I find it very different and unique.

Have a lovely day.


  1. If not for anything, I was definitely going to read your post because of the title alone. I've have mad indescribable love for Janelle since I heard "Cold War" in 2010 I think....

    ....infact, I might even be considering naming my first daughter (whenever she comes) Janelle. Gotta find out what it means first though lol

    By the way, I'm not sure if I wished you before but HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY again :)

  2. Happy belated birthday.

    Like Nollywood Reinvented, I've been a fan of Janelle Monae for some time now. She always lifts my spirit.

  3. I like her hairstyle, it is so unique!

  4. Happy belated birthday. I pray for many more beautiful and awesome years for you.

  5. Happy birthday in arrears IB, I am glad you made the most of your day!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday dear..

  7. I love Janelle Monae music and that quote right there, so on point!

  8. Happy birthday in arrears. My son also turned 7 on that day. Beautiful and inspiring share- I love it when adversity pushes/spurs people on to success, and I love it even more, when they do not become proud and forget their roots and how they started. A lot of people become haughty, as soon as they come into abundance. Janelle is a true inspiration. God bless you for sharing this.

  9. Happy belated birthday IB and thanks for posting the Janelle Monae story. Funny enough I had not heard of her until now *covering eyes in shame* lol. Indeed we should follow our hearts!