“Love Born from pain is the real thing,” is the central lyric and chorus to singer-songwriter Matisyahu’s newest single “Love Born”. Co-written and produced by Matisyahu’s long-time bass player and friend Stu Brooks, the song melds a strong roots-and-dub-Reggae feel with a lyrical narrative that weaves through moments of pain and despair to the strength of pushing through and seeing the love within the struggle.“‘Love Born’ is about accepting pain and learning to transform it. It’s the ability to look back at one’s history and bring close those moments of pain and confusion and work with them in the present to evolve with strength to one’s future,” explains Matisyahu, who takes this same approach on stage focusing on improvisation with his band every night. Life has no cushion, music has no net. This approach requires trust, patience, and a leap of faith that each player will listen to, and absorb what is happening around them, and be able to transform it into a collective whole.Take a listen to “Love Born”:For fans of Stu Brooks, catch him play an all-star Tribute to J Dilla at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival in Brooklyn, NY alongside Borahm Lee, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Nate Edgar, and more, on October 22nd. With musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, Lettuce and more all performing,this event looks to be one of the best! More details here.
The league which started in 2015, had mouth-watering cash prizes for the winning teams and took topflight tennis to eight different cities across Nigeria. Team Offikwu which debuted last year one the trophy with a N7 million cash prize while Team Tombim which was ruunner-up got N5 million. Teams Civil Defence and FCT which placed third and fourth got N3 million and N2 million respectively.Godwin Kienka, director of the International Tennis Academy which runs the event, said the opening ceremony will be a celebration of tennis and our youth from other fields.“We plan to have challenge matches between the top seniors and our best juniors as well as choreography and dance routines from the leading Lagos State Schools in those fields. It should be a very interesting evening and access will be unrestricted for the event.“However we shall keep details of this years package under wraps” said Kienka. Adding,“All we can say for now is that we have new teams and new cities that will be part of this year’s edition.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2017 NCC Tennis League draws ceremony which usually kick-starts the very lucrative tennis event has been scheduled to take place at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Tennis Section on Friday, June 30 2017 starting 3 pm.The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung is expected to attend as guest of honour while the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta will be the chief host.