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Thursday, June 17, 2021
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Harrisburg, PA, USA
“KILLING ME SOFTLY” BY ROBERTA FLACK FEAT ALFRED UZOKWE

Link to the video below:

https://youtu.be/sbTTlGN42bQ

illing Me Softly with His Song" – This song, by Roberta Flack, became a hit in 1973. I was still a first-year pupil in secondary school. Not knowing the exact lyrics of the song, we used to mistake the title to mean a love song where Roberta was lamenting that a lover was “killing her softly”. As a result, when we wrote love letters in secondary school to our secondary school crushes, “you are killing me softly” became one of the pick up lines. LOL

All the same, the song has had a staying power. When Lauren Hill released her own version, it also went straight to the top of the charts, although as an originalist, I still prefer the version I heard first which is the Roberta Flack version. That is also the version I reprised here.

Enjoy

Author of the books- 1. Nigeria: Contemporary Commentaries and Essays

2. Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War

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