Dorime; Why Shipping Your Ideas Matter Over Perfection.
When I hear Dorime, I hear beyond the now popular song that gets blasted in clubs all over Nigeria.
To me, it’s beyond a song that’s being played to make you spend unnecessary.
When I hear Dorime, it’s beyond a ritual song played over an expensive casket of drink in a dim room with dancing bodies and conversations held in loud voices.
To Nigerians, “Dorimee” is used to signify anything that tends to make you spend more money than is necessary.
But over time, I have stopped thinking of Dorime that way.
Anytime I hear the almost occultic chants, I think of Eric Levi.
In 1966, Eric Levi and his group released the E.R.A album which included the Ameno track.
I wonder what the world thought about their music. I mean, even then the song didn’t exactly have understandable lyrics
I imagine people snickering behind their backs while they work on the track or maybe even the album.
I imagine if some of the team members had doubts on their minds as they released a song that the “world” might not necessarily relate with or even understand at all.
I imagine one of the group members asking for a tweak or maybe even the producer had questioned their choice of song.
Although the song has its controversy, that’s not the point of this article.
What if they hadn’t produced that song?
What if someone feels because people might not understand, then halt work on it?
What if they had self-doubt about how it would be recieved?
What if…? Fill in with a reason of your own.
Before Eric released Ameno(Dorime), what if he had allowed self-doubt, fear of imperfection, or fear of what people would say stop him from releasing a song that would still be playing over a decade later?
I’m sure he never thought his song would one day be played over and over in clubs as a show of eliteness.
As creators, sometimes all we see is a glimpse of our success, most times we never know how far our content(images, music, design, e.t.c.) will go.
As a creator, I know shipping an idea or putting our work out there can be a bit of a struggle.
But i also believe it’s one part of our work that’s most important.
It’s not just about creating. How often do you put out your finished work or rather, how often have you left work in the draft because you feel it won’t be “understood” or “relatable” to the world.
Like this article, it can hit a few people and encourage them to push out all the work they’ve hoarded. And maybe tomorrow, a day after tomorrow, or maybe in a decades time, it gets referenced by a popular site and gets its virality or maybe not.
The point is, you never know until the work is pushed out.
Create — Deliver — Distribute.
But delivering is as important as creating.
Keep creating your stuff consistently.
Keep tweaking, shipping, and distributing those ideas.
Never be afraid to share our work with the world.
Someone out there needs your solution!
Some “one” might be two people, or maybe 10,000 or maybe a continent.
Again, who knows?