"One of the best things to have happened to contemporary music in Nigeria... a rare creator of rich sounds and a gifted performer."
(Steve Ayorinde, The Punch, January 21, 2005)
"Nigeria's King of Melody!"
(Chux Ohai, National Mirror, September 1, 2006)
Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band follow up their highly successful 'Awilele' album with this collection of fun-filled, reflective and educative 16 tracks of pulsating neo-traditional music. Fèrè once again showcases BN’s unique modern African music with meaning.
Blending rhythms and melodies from the folk traditions of his Yoruba culture with personal influences, singer/songwriter and bandleader, Segun Akinlolu/Beautiful Nubia has created an original form of music that defies classification. Performed in both English and Yoruba, his songs are loaded with universal social and political messages, complemented by soulful vocals and dexterous performances by his fourteen-member band.
'Jangbalajugbu', his biggest-selling effort to date has sold in excess of a million copies in his native Nigeria and beyond. The follow up, 'Awilele' continues to open new vistas and 'Fèrè' has come to complete a must-have trilogy for anyone interested in new African music. The "new" part is not entirely true though. Beautiful Nubia's music is both new and old - ancient in its melodies and rhythms but forward-looking in philosophy. And YOU should be listening!
Seven Lifes (1997)
Voice From Heaven (1999)
Fire On The Roof (2001)