Why we love Johnny Drille!!

Hey guys,

So I make bold to say to you that if you haven’t heard of Johnny Drille or you haven’t listened to his songs, you have officially ‘carried last’!

johnny drille

This man’s talent is unbelievable and I’m not sure where he’s been hiding all this time. With an incredibly soulful voice, Johnny Drille fuses soul, soft rock, folk, country perfectly in his songs and his instrumentation is just fantastic! (I hear he produces his songs himself too- WOW!!!). He’s released somewhere around 4 singles of his own since leaving the Project Fame Academy and from this end, we say he’s doing pretty well!

Dear Johnny, I personally cant wait for ‘Dear Future Wife’ to be available for download and even for sale. I WILL BUY!!! I love it!!

Any doubts? Listen to his single ‘Love Don’t lie’ below:

I know you love it too!

Thanks for stopping by guys! Please leave a comment or two.

Love, Yemisi!

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Video: Bemyoda’s Always

Hey you guys,

So I disappeared on you again! I’m sorry!

You probably know amazing Indie Soul artiste Bemyoda. His 5 track EP titled ‘Sketch: The Reprise’ was released sometime in 2013 and is a really beautiful blend of folk/soul/jazz.

bemyoda*I really love the EP art*

So he recently released the video to the fourth track called ‘Always’. I love love love love love love love this video. I think a lot of creativity went into this and I’m really impressed. Watch below:

You like? I definitely do!

A review of this EP is definitely coming up! Watch out for that guys!
Love,

Yemisi

#OldSchoolFriday: Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe’s Osondi Owendi

Hey guys,

It’s time for another old school track! Let’s go down to the east and have a feel of Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe’s ‘Osondi Owendi! This track dates all the way back to early 80s.

osita osadebe

This song places a lot of emphasis on instrumentation (as most old school highlife songs do). I especially love how it has a ‘spoken word-like’ beginning. I learnt the phrase ‘Osondi Owendi’ means ‘What is cherished by some is despised by some’. Quite profound!

Enjoy this great Igbo highlife transaction below.

 

I definitely love this track! Do you?

TGIF!!

Love, Yemisi!

 

#OldSchoolFridays: Victor Olaiya- Omo Pupa

Hey guys,

TGIF!!! I’m always so excited when I see the weekend and even more excited to share the week’s Old School track.

So today’s track is ‘Omo pupa’ by Dr. Victor Olaiya which dates back to sometime in the early 80s.

vicor olaiya

If you’re Yoruba (and you understand the language), then you already know that ‘Omo Pupa’ means fair skinned girl. The song tells a love story about a man in love with a fair skinned girl and who is about to travel to London; but hopes to be able to send her money to join him in London once he settles. I think the older generation of African men were romantic sha!

Short song, straight to the point, the use of the trumpet and percussion is impeccable and this song is evergreen.

Enjoy the highlife love song below!

 

You like?

Have fun this Friday!

Love, Yemisi!

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Hey guys,

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’.

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.

You like? Be sure to drop a comment, repost, and share!

Have a great weekend guys…

Love,

Yemisi

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Hey guys,

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.

orlando julius

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!

You like?

Drop a comment below and share.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yemisi.