Admin K and Admin S will be stepping down as KFR admins. We hope that this news isn’t too big of a disappointment and that you will support their decisions! Here are a few parting words from our ex-admins:

Admin K

KFR is truly a happy place on the internet. I’ve had so much fun being a part of it! The admins are seriously amazing people and I will continue to cherish them as friends. I’m not leaving the kaisoo fandom–I am here forevaaaa heahah. I will forevaa be reading fics from this fandom’s talented af writers and popping my booty. I can’t wait to see KFR continue to grow alongside all the love for kaisoo, but as a follower. Thank you everyone!! adjsdjskl I stan KFR so hard y’all; much love to the hard-working admins and you lovely readers! ♡

Admin S

well, yes. unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye. it’s been a good ride here at kfr. i’ve met so many amazing people, and the kfr admins are seriously an amazing bunch of people. i didn’t do much while on here, but i enjoyed myself and hope my reccs helped some people out there! unlike admin k, i will be leaving the fandom as a whole. honestly, life is just getting to me, and i have other things to prioritise right now. i will really miss kaisoo. :-(they’ve been a huge part of me over the past 4 years, it’s hard, but i know i have to do this. so adios amigos. thanks for all the memories. ♡

Thank you everyone!

Going for ADDS on 11.1: The Lijadu Sisters - 'Danger' (KF)

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In Nigeria in the 1970s, only a tiny handful of female artists broke through the backing singer/dancer ceiling to become stars in their own right, particularly if they wrote all their own material – as did The Lijadu Sisters, whose repertoire ranged from love songs and dance anthems through philosophy and political/social commentary.

The Lijadu Sisters’ Afrodisia debut, 1976’s Danger, is as funky and mellifluous as it gets, the twins’ gorgeous harmonies underpinned by a solid Afro-rock beat and framed by Biddy Wright’s funky organ and guitar work. Danger has the vibe of uplifting positivity which would be a feature of all four of The Lijadu Sisters’ Afrodisia albums.

Lyrically, most of the songs address social and political issues, sometimes directly, sometimes through metaphor and allusion. The uptempo opener, “Danger,” is on one level about a “dangerous lover.” But in the wider context of the times – with the police and army’s abuses of power running rampant and otherwise unchecked (Fela Kuti’s eviscerating Zombie was also released in 1976) – it captures life on the edge in contemporary Nigeria.

In Yoruba, “Amebo,” which follows, literally means “someone who gossips.” The twins here extend the word to mean they are watching the powers that be – “your office of power” and “the work you have done” – and will not be afraid to speak up about wrongdoing and incompetence.

They do just that on “Cashing In,” which addresses the complacency and corruption of the Nigerian ruling elite in general, and in particular the then-recent revelation that government ministers were flying prostitutes into the country at the tax payers’ expense. Such people are cashing in, sing Taiwo and Kehinde in the refrain, while “poverty’s a common sight.”

The slow and mournful “Lord Have Mercy,” which closes the album, returns, heartbreakingly, to the idea of poverty amidst national economic wealth. It tells the story of a boy the twins saw “dying on the street…children starving; mama’s dead, poppa’s gone; life is wasted; Lord, have mercy; Lord, hear me crying.”

The remaining tracks, “Life’s Gone Down” and “Bobby,” are respectively an example of The Lijadu Sisters’ signature positivity (“it’s not too late, if we hurry; people get together, life’s gonna get good”), and a rock-steady infused love song.

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