Love For Sale - An all​-​Vocal Track

by Ola Onabulé



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I wrote this song one lazy Sunday afternoon and was eager to record it as soon as possible... members of my band were away, so I decided to perform all the parts myself... with just my voice. I'm most definitely not a beatboxer, but I now appreciate how hard it is ...and what serious fun it is as well.

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Ola Onabule - LOVE FOR SALE - An all vocal track.

Written, performed, directed and edited - Ola Onabule

Cameras - Tayo Onabule

Shot with Canon EOS 550D (T2i) and edited in Final Cut Pro

Produced by Maria Avgoulis

All Neumann microphones and Sennheiser headphones kindly supplied by Sennheiser UK

Huge thanks to Alan March for the loan of the very delicious M150 Tube Mic

A Rugged Ram Production © 2012



At the dawning,
The Beginning,
Did you snare him, glad of tidings.
Did you plot in your heart,
How to rend his world apart.
Was he truly sold on love
While you saw love for sale.

Did she speak it
Pure and candid
Girls who make it,
Pay the bandit.
Like the men in control
or the one that's in your soul.
Those that kiss and tell on love
That wasn't love for sale.

so how come you took what you sought
But don't have it? Yeah
And how come they gave all they have,
And yet have so much more of it.

You can't leave me,
lost in longing,
for true kisses and tender caring,
I might be wrecked or be wronged
But that just makes me strong

And prepared to wait for love,
I'll be holding out for love,
I'll 'be-lieving' in true love
I wont selling out on love.
and not just love for sale

Words and music Ola Onabule © 2012


released May 14, 2012


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Ola Onabulé UK

Ola’s new album, POINT LESS has been critically received worldwide. The new album is on the DownBeat list of Best Albums of 2019. .

Onabulé is a rugged individualist, a deeply soulful musician. Possessing an emotional intensity and vocal virtuosity, a poignant storyteller and capacity to cross cultural and musical boundaries with an unflinching lyrical pursuit of truth and justice.
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