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Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, better known as The Lijadu Sisters, are the much loved Nigerian singer-songwriters. Born in Jos - northern Nigeria - in 1948 the pair sang and wrote songs from a young age and later established themselves as session singers. By the time they were 20, their beautiful voices and unique sound helped them get ahead, even in a music industry whose best-known stars - Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Victor Uwaifo, Ayinla Kollington - were men.  At just 20 they had released their first single ‘Iya Mi Jowo’ (“mother please”). The track 'Danger’ was released in 1976 on an album of the same name. On the surface at lease it’s about a 'dangerous lover’, but it might also be said to address broader contexts (compare it to Fela’s 'Zombie’, also released in 1976, an eviscerating take on army and police abuse of power). A little known about 'Danger’ is that it has a bridge which is almost identical to the one used by Jamaican duo Althea and Donna on their international hit ’Uptown Top Ranking’ (1975) and Trinity’s ’Three Piece Suit’ (1977). The Sisters say the influence is a matter of coincidence, 'something that was in the air at the time’.


temidollface - Pata Pata

Absolutely love the new look of Afrobeats from this lady. The video is ingenious also! Currently on repeat!


Fela Kuti - Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense

BLACKASS - A. Igoni Barrett

Furo Wariboko wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. The world is seemingly his oyster – except for one thing: despite his radical transformation, Furo’s ass remains robustly black…

A bold and striking cover design was required for this funny and provocative, modern satire.

Published by Chatto & Windus in July 2015.

Bronze sculpture from Nigeria. Nice tabletop piece since it’s only 3 inches tall, but intricately detailed #art #sculpture #miniature #figurine #animal #cat #leopard #bronze #african #nigeria #casting #vintage #rare #artsy #decor #decorate #interiordesign #design #home #lifestyle #philadelphia #gallery #galerieh