It’s another Friday and here’s this week’s dose of Old and Evergreen Music!
This week song is a song I love so so much. It is by the singer, performer and singer, the ‘Lady of Songs’ herself- Late Christy Essien Igbokwe.
The song emphasizes on how children are expected to behave, family values and the likes.. Christ Essien Igbokwe’s amazing vocals does great justice to the song and it continues to be fresh, relevant and evergreen.
Another Friday is here and here’s this week’s Old School track.
Originally performed sometime in the 50s, this highlife song tells in an interesting and funny manner, a story of man who’s fed up of a philandering woman and who no longer cares what she does! I really love the instrumentation as well.
Been a minute… I’m sorry (again) I couldn’t bring you the #OldSchoolFriday song of last week. It just so happened.. Apologies again!
So guys.. This week Sir Shina Peters gets the #OldSchoolFriday jam of the week..
January edition of Afropolitan Vibes held like a couple of Fridays ago and Sir Shina Peters headlined the show! This show brought back memories of my 90s childhood when no birthday party was ever complete without Afro Juju on the playlist.. Y’all will agree with me that this song is a JAAAAAM!! So as you begin to prepare to turn up tonight, start of by shaking your body to AFRO JUJU
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.
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!
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.
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.
Having a great year yet? Well, yes I am… It’s another Friday and it’s time for this week’s Old school track. Today we are doing another reggae track and we are throwing it back to the early 90s! Ladies and gents, I give you ‘Rosie’ by Blackky..
If you grew up in Nigeria in the 90s, then you most likely know this one! It was one of the tracks off the reggae artists’ ‘About Tyme’ album. I listened to this song again after a long long time and it still sounded real fresh in my ears.
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.