I do God - Not Religion. Big difference!
“Greatness is preserved for Greatness – while mediocre is exalted, for all day long! See greatness, is a pearl in the deep. In the deep of deep waters. Many waves or storms, will watch it by; just to justify its greatness” – Anthony Everest
e of my old managers warned me about unprofessional’s. He dropped a band for this and warned me not to work with such people.
He was right. They costed me two residencies and hard core loyal fans, including a major brand.
Why? Cuz they turned up, unaplogetically, an hour late, to a gig. Thats not the worst of it. That was 2012. In 2015, he did it again. This time the MD did not show up. He was on payroll, nor did he send any communication or explanation. T
And, the MD is a christian, who plays in churches. I hate to say this as a black artiste. They were the black folks in the band. Amazingly gifted, musically, as they were; it defeated their ultimate, purpose, to serve.
The white folks – ‘musicians’ – in the band at the time; turned up – on time and were professional. I’m slating blacks artistes – but you wonder why this was the cycle with the band. However, this was the worst professional day of my life. I wanted the earth to swallow me alive. Since, then – I sacked them. Bad, bad, bad people. Earlier to an interview, I had with Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furious 7) – I read his quote some where ‘Loyalty has an expiry date’. As much as I disagree, with the ethics, professionally, it makes sound sense – when folks slack, and hide behind their race.
‘Stinking African – coakroach’ – Nicholas Beveney #KingMaker
Religion got me blinded and screwed over for the last time. I played the forgive N’ forget card, too many times for the last time, and hence; said to myself, this time; I wise up. I rise!
Sometimes, I try so hard to convince people, who don’t share in my (a) revelation or dream – to believe in it, or in me – and I stand here, asking myself, ‘why’?
Why do I do that? It’s a waste of time.
If I could be bothered to reveal it to you more than once, and you missed it – it wasn’t for you ..’
“The one who might save you might not necessarily be the foxy looking one. It might be the one who might destroy you. But, you see the old, scroungy looking avoided one; might be the insight to the revelation and break through you need” – Anthony Everest
All the ignorant motherf***ers in entertainment, running around as professionals, or better; professional con’s, should be rounded off – to an island, called – ‘Do Not Return’. They would save all the good, conscientious, hard working; legit-professionals – more valuable space too.
So glad to see my aunty and her hubby, both pastors, in the midst of this nightmare, who brought me ‘HOLY OIL’ from Jerusalem ..’ The best thing this week in the midst of chaos and confusion attempted by the enemy.
Had some of the best counselling ever, from them, on negative people. Lord knows, I’m gonna need it – probably – this week, hence the bringing me some. God ever works in his un-defying mysterious ways.
So fascinated by the historical biblical images they showed me from their pilgrimage ..’ It challenged my thinking on the difference between, believing in God and not ..’ It’s all faith, I say – what it comes down to.
‘The worst people you could do business with are unprofessional people, just like unscrupulous religious people ..’ I really have no care for religion, on a personal note.
“A whole wretched deceivers ..” – Carleen Cassandra Anderson (Song: Leopards In The Temple)
Isaiah 7:1 :: “When Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, King Rezin of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem, but they could not overpower it.”
Sometimes, I forget I have my faith in Jesus* to defend me ..’ Next time, before I hit the phone, I’ll hit the throne. Don’t under estimate the power of your faith. Even when people are spreading lies and rumours about you ..’ Be still! Faith has so much power.
Isaiah 12:2 :: Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
You’d be surprised
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Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer & 7X multi award nominee :: No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts ::