Thursday, September 16, 2010

A little something about me (1). My romance with music.

When I changed my blog title, I told you guys that I wanted to talk about everything that I can talk about the way I see it. I want to talk about any issue that comes to mind. And that includes my own issues. I want you my dear readers to know a little more about me than what my profile says; which isn’t much anyway. This is rather intimate.

I said in my profile that I am an aspiring musician. Yes and I want to elaborate on that. I don’t want to bore you with what seems to be the anthem of every musician on the planet. I did start writing stories and songs when I was barely 10 years old. I had small books that I wrote my songs in. I was in my 2nd year in secondary school and although I wanted to study medicine, I still wanted to do music somehow. I was a very shy young girl and when I was invited to join the school choir, I refused but of course I was dragged into it by girls that thought I was just being stupid. I sang the alto part with one other girl. While the soprano and tenor part had many girls singing it, it was just two of us doing the deep alto. I later became sort of popular when I started singing alone or with my ‘bunk mate’ in school gatherings. The shy girl became well known and loved in school.

Now the present; what’s happening to me now? Well, not much. I still write songs and hope I start recording soon. I write pop and jazz songs. I didn’t pursue a career in it immediately because I wanted to at least have a degree.

Romancing the guitar.

My favourite musical instrument is the guitar. My best friend was teaching me how to play it for a while then we all got too busy with school stuff and other things.

In my life, I must have written more than a 100 songs; gospel, R&B, jazz and African music. I still do because when you hit the studios, the producer and music marketer would give you a lot of trouble about the songs that are saleable and stuff. You would write and write until you get it right. I am so ready for that now.

It is not going to be easy I know. But then nothing in life is. All I need is courage, focus, determination, dedication and of course resources. The latter is the hardest part but I will get there somehow.

Encouraging you to pursue your dreams. The most humble and even the wildest of them.

Lily Johnson.


  1. @Ribka: Hahaha! Thanks so much for your comment.

  2. I so adored learning more about you, Lily! I think it's wonderful that you put your passion for music on the backburner to earn a degree in something else; but still managed to find your way back to it. So inspiring!! :)

  3. I just found your blog through SITS on Facebook. I'm glad to hear you're pursuing your dreams, and I'd love to hear some of your songs :)

  4. @Cafe Fashionista: Thanks Erika dear. Education is really important to me. I look forward to doing what i love anyway; music.

    @Rachael Cotterill: Thanks Rach!!!

  5. wish u all d best babe!

    p.s- u look so pretty in d picture!

  6. This is fantastic!! So happy you are pursuing your passion. Impressed that you also write your own songs. I wish you all the best and that you will reach your goal...

  7. @Carma: Thank you so much. I pray i do too.

  8. Wow! thats some talent you got there. I'm good at karaoke:-).
    All the best as you pursue that dream!

  9. You are really pretty. Don't give up on your dreams.....


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