FEMI KOYA – BABALAWO

The real makoya does it again with the release of Babalawo video.

This song pays tribute to our musical ancestors and storytellers from the late Fela Kuti to the recently departed Hugh Masekela whom we look to as role models and trailblazers of the African dream,” says Femi Koya.

It is story time and every child brought up in the Yoruba tradition will remember the story of Ijapa (Tortoise), his visit to Babalawo (Traditional Healer) to request for support and medication to enable his wife to be pregnant. The story tells of the resultant effect on Ijapa’s life as he gives into temptation and takes the medication meant for his wife. The story teaches us that obedience is better than sacrifice.

This is one of a number of stories that Femi Koya has modernised through his musical arrangements in his new album, Village Afrobeat. These songs enable new generations to understand the significance of these narratives as well as providing a nostalgic look at village culture and its life lessons. ”

“This song is about Africa awakening to its own dreams and way of life. These stories and their meanings should take their rightful place as part of world culture,” says Afrobeat musician, Femi Koya.

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 1587 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Pastor Tim Omotoso arrested at Port Elizabeth Airport

Controversial Nigerian pastor and televangelist Timothy Omotoso arrived at the Port Elizabeth airport where he was arrested by a big police contingent for allegedly sexually abusing a number of young

Nigerian Pimp gets 20 years for drugging, raping and trafficking Rosettenville teen

JOHANNESBURG – Ugochukwu Eke was on Monday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the Johannesburg High Court for drugging and sexually exploiting an underage girl and living off the earnings

KZN LADIES WANT TO TEACH ‘BIG WOMEN’ TO LOVE THEMSELVES

Forced to pay for two seats in a taxi, used to satisfy sexual fetishes and bullied their whole lives, a group of KwaZulu-Natal women are proud to be “fat and

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply