Sydney X future music festival
so yh i dont usually do this but i spent the last hour or so revisiting some of my most treasured memories growing up in Nigeria, one of the most consistent things in my childhood was a musician called Lágbájá who sang in yoruba (nigerian language) and english
Lágbájá meaning “no one is particular”, Lágbájá always wore a mask and never revealed his true identity till his career was over (still speculations about this cause it could have been anyone but yh)
this man is one of the greatest musicians in the world and a great pioneer for afrobeats and west african music in general he took the steps of the great late fela kuti.
my dad and i were never the closest (cue violins) but this mans cd would always break the silence as much as my dad didnt love music he loved this man and so did i, such great feel good music and like fela he wasnt afraid to speak on political issues, he was also a multi instrumentalist and an incredible performer.
he also had a beautiful lady called ego that did sang on most of his records and went on tour with him she was very much a part of Lágbájá
i dont want to bore you with details but yh i hope a day comes when he is recognised as the legend that he is and i hope i get to work with him some day.
here are some of his music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLqWszGPB4s “skentele” the genre of music is afro juju music (dont be scared) its a less rnbfied afrobeats so you have the traditional talking drums and highlife guitar riffs instead of the 808s and claps, in this song he is celebrating the beauty of african woman and the native african head tie called “ghele”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpOzwVAQ7M8 ’konko below’ probably his most successful record this was the first thing i heard of his. konko below means to dance and get as low as you can (manly twerking really)
'never far away” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmgHXqViJ5c
my favourite of his and by far the most universal one, most of it is in english and in the video you see what he did for the community in Nigeria
thank you for your time ignore the typos I’m sure theres plenty,
dont get used to this i usually have better things to do with my life