So this post is a bit different because you will be hearing my voice!!! Yaaay!! I decided to speak to you guys. If you are following the Instagram Page @naijaandalternativemusic , then by now you know that I was at Smooth fm’s #ANightAtTheKazbah Concert a few weeks ago. I put up tons of videos on Instagram, and I also spoke about it a little on the Facebook page ‘NAIJA AND ALTERNATIVE MUSIC’. I have been going on and on about how amazing it was and no, I still haven’t changed my mind.
So I don’t know whether to call this a ‘podcast’ (please forgive the sound quality too). Please listen below:
Let’s keep this conversation going! Were you there? Do you agree with me? Please do drop your comments below.
And you thought we were going to forget the #OldSchoolFriday again this week… No way! I’m so sorry I couldn’t bring you a track last week.
So like two Fridays ago, I was at the Afropolitan Vibes concert (the IG followers already know this!. Anyway when Adebantu announced a surprise act was coming up, I couldn’t have guessed! Oi! oi! i almost choked while screaming when he called the name Majek Fashek! The performance was electrifying. People screamed like crazy (the man still get am for body). He is doing very very well, and performed some of his evergreen tracks. I also ran into him like two days ago an he was a perfect gentleman! Anyway, I was motivated by all these; to make his ‘Send down the Rain’ our #OldSchoolFriday track for this week.
It’s another amazing Friday to listen to good good good music! Today we’re talking about a good old highlife track which I’m sure many people know very well- ‘Joromi by Sir Victor Uwaifo’.
I’m not sure the exact year of the exact year this song was done but it definitely has to be long long time ago. This highlife track was done as a sort of praise for the great Joromi, who happens to be a great wrestler in ancient Bini (Benin) mythology, and who fought and won major battles. The ‘Kese-Kese’ I hear is like an onomatopoeia for ‘Kill them, defeat them and so on’. (You may confirm this if you know!)
I love this really relaxing subtle highlife sound which shows the legend’s proficiency in instrumentation.
Have a listen below.
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Sometimes I wish I could post like every hour because there is so much beautiful music out there! It’s unbelievable the amount of great tunes that come out of Nigeria.
That said, let me share this one with you! Her name is Nana Aisha and the awesome track is called ‘Faraway’.
Anyone who knows me know how much I love soul music. I first heard this song on radio and it literally woke up all my senses. I’m not joking guys, this song made me shiver. The song is unbelievably soulful and the vocals communicate a lot of passion. You should have a listen yourself!
You can buy the song on iTunes and on every other major music store.
So this is a new segment to the blog #OldSchoolFriday. This is a segment where we share with you an awesome tune from ‘back in the day’ that we love..
This week, we are throwing back to the early 70s during which time I wasn’t even born. This song called ‘James Brown Ride On’ was done in honour of James Brown during his visit/tour to Nigeria by the great Orlando Julius and his Afro Sounders.
This track from epic saxophone player and Afro Soul legend (and his afro sounders) remains beautiful and relevant.
Enjoy the great highlife/afrosoul/afrobeat sound below!