Asabioje Afenapa | "Isese L'agba" (Tradition And Culture Is The Best)

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"Isese L'agba" (Tradition And Culture Is The Best)

by Asabioje Afenapa

The inspirational and spiritual traditional Yoruba music that opens gates for prayers to Olodumare (God) through the abundant praises and prayers to each Orisha like Ifa; Osun; Shango; Oya; Yemoja; Ogun; Ogboni; and Egungun.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
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3:47 $0.99
2. Ifa
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5:22 $0.99
3. Osun
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4:06 $0.99
4. Sango
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5:26 $0.99
5. Oya
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3:36 $0.99
6. Yemoja
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4:28 $0.99
7. Ogun
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6:21 $0.99
8. Ogboni
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7:01 $0.99
9. Egungun
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5:03 $0.99
10. Abode America (welcome Back From America)
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9:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Born on the 10th July 1974, Asabioje Afenapa started singing with her late parents High Chief and Mrs. Laisi Afenapa of Oranyan area Ibadanland, at the tender age of 8, she joined Cultural Centre Ibadan as a freelance artist at the age of 18years, where she represented Oyo State in various events such as National Festivals and Culture NAFEST, as well as Abuja Carnival which began some years ago. She had also worked as a guest artist with Lagos State Arts Council.

Asabioje formed her own group of traditional and cultural group in 1995, she released her first album in 2002 titled “Eso ni ire” and the second album was out in 2003 titled “Asabi Sagbaja”. She did not release any album until when she came back from European and American tour in June 2007, where she played live in concerts in Paris and Venezuela. She made a release of her third album shortly after her return from South America, titled “Isese L’agba”, the album which really exposed her throughout the World of Yoruba culture and tradition and its audio sole marketer is CDBABY OR USA. Her fourth album titled “Bata Extra” while preparing for another one which is going to be her fifth album anytime now. Still agile, active, strong to perform in any form as in cultural and traditional music, anytime, anywhere and with anybody who needs her service. She has won several awards for herelf and governments.


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Iya Osunkemi Ajewunmi

Isese L'agba
The chants and rhythms are hypnotic. I wish there were more liner notes. It would be good to see the Yoruba words and an English translation.
It would also be helpful to explain the tonal qualities that Asabioje uses in her delivery. I wonder if it is more than the tones that are used for speech?
Overall. Very fine. I hope to hear more from her.


this as not been done in nigeria history this is a great album all grace to the orisa for this great talent.Hi am a Bata drummer and dacer i mean yoruba cultural name is emmanuel aderele abiodun.


This album is so refreshing makes you want to sing and dance with the singer.Worth the cost

Dr Olalekan Fagbola

Isese L'agba
Well, well, this is it! The lyrics were masterly crafted and the songs superbly rendered. I browse cdbaby website from time to time to check on the latest albums from Nigeria. I did not hesitate to purchase a copy of Isese L'agba having been looking for an item of that nature for a long time. Since I got delivery of the album, it's been non-stop playing at home, in my car and in the office.
Coming from Ifa background myself, though far away from home now(grandfather was an Ifa Priest), I'm enthused by Asabiose's artistic prowess in traditional praise-singing. She will and should go far with this kind of musical genre.
I look forward to the video recordings of some of the tracks which should include track 10.
Thank you Asabioje and all those who made the production possible.


My name is Peter and I bought your CD in Nigeria on January... the problem is that I will be very happy if you could send me the lyrics... bacause it´s a little bit difficult to understand...
Thanks a lot


Apetebi Ifa

Isese L'agba
I never believed that an interesting and awesome Orisha music can come from home (Yorubaland), It is an invaluable property from generations to generations for anyone that can get it. Thanks to the Producers and Olodumare for making this possible and a reality.

stephen williams

This is a true example of Yoruba traditional culture at it\'s finest. Love, love, love, the CD!
Awo Ifalodun