OUR KIDS IN DANGER 1

I took a trip to 'Iya Oni bread's' shop to buy me some freshly supplied 'Agege bread'; that locally baked bread that many Naija kids grew on; a popular staple food next to garri.
There's was a supermarket nearby that sold the sliced bread variety but I just didn't feel like being an 'ajebutter' today. I was in the mood to go back to ma roots; I was itching for a razz meal of bread and tea.

I got to the shop and met three kids there having fun singing their favourite songs in turn. Its cute at times to watch them youngsters do all dat stuff but I just couldnt help but listen in shock as they belted out dirty lines from a dirty song by a controversial artist. A big question rang like a large sounding gong inside my head...

Should little Kids be really singing and dancing to stuff like this?



Another day, I had just gotten back from work and I heard nusic blasting next door. I took a walk to check out what the hulabaloo was all about. It was a kiddies party...and the music that was playing was 'Pretty Pussy' by lady saw, and the kids frolicked excitedly to the song! Another question rang thru my head...




Where is the age of innocence?

Its an age which every child ought to go thru. My own generation went thru it as little kids. In those days there were less dirty songs all over the place. There were actually songs that kids could sing,

musicians who skewed positively towards younger audiences were in good supply. Things have changed now...even youngster musicians are singing nasty stuff.


People say it don't matter, that its just the rythmn they'll dance to, that they'll never guess the lyrics. Wrong! That's no excuse. Infact its the more reason to be wary the more. Kids from toddlerhood till their teens are like tape recorders. They record stuff they come in contact with, and in this information age, because of the complex nature of our society today, Kids are learning much faster than before, smarter than their age. Know what that mean? They learn stuff quicker and get curious much more...


Its no wonder teenage pregnancy has blown into a higher proportion.




I fear for my own kids when they come into this world, with all the dirty music parading filthy lines, with all the music videos parading half naked women and debasing them before cameras and special effects.

Another bugger...why is it rampant among black stars? Theres hardly no hip hop or R&B music that doesn't sell hard knocking sexuality. Is it because black women are more bodily blessed that they must be put in the musical showglass and told to shake all manner of obscenity into the minds of every viewers?

Believe it or not, our kids are in DANGER!

5 Screamer(s):

Afrobabe said...

Yep...I know what "I wanna sex u up",Lets talk about sex" and all those other songs did to me...

The earlier we can stem the flow in naija, the better for our kids...

OluwaDee said...

I must say nt evry1 in ur generation had an innocent childhood. Lets nt b quick 2 judge.
These things av alws bn dr. But I must say its such a wrong culture. Most pple r just ignorant of d effects.

Nyemoni said...

It's well o! As a mother, I'm actually very concerned about what my daugther listens or dances to...almost all the popular songs are so not it! Although I want her to go out and have funa and sing and dance...where do I draw the line? The music videos themselves are nothing to write home about what with the girls showing their privates and gyrating in obscene ways....I fear o!
Where do we really draw the line?

Afronuts said...

@ Oluwadee..

I think you missed the point of my post. I wasnt claiming everyone in my generation had a decent childhood.
And these thing hav not always been as they are...they just escalated

Oyato said...

Hmn what are we talking about here,i believe every true parent will be bothered by the content of this post.May the lord help us to raise a decent and Godly children.It is well!