Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band | Kilòkilò

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Kilòkilò

by Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band

Infectious, high-spirited modern African music inspired by ancient traditional rhythms
Genre: World: African- West
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1. Brother In Arms (Ise Mbe)
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2. Kilòkilò
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3. Wa Bu'ra
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4. Jé Jé Jé
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5. K'a Jo Ma Se Po
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6. Prayers For You
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7. Everywhere You Are
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8. Everybody Knows
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9. Mama Bendel
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10. Down The Street
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11. My Mother's Fatter Than Yours
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12. To See The Sun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kilòkilò brings together the diverse elements upon which Beautiful Nubia’s music has been built throughout his decade of recording, fusing the didactic with the spiritually elevating and the gently grounding.

As usual, BN comes with a message of hope and love. Of renewal and growth. Of a place where we can have peace if we learn to share of ourselves so that others may smile.

There seems to be a lot of smiling going on here too. And the good feeling reaches out and surrounds you as you get drawn in by the smooth horns, the deep soothing lead voice, the sweet-like-honey (as a typical Yoruba would say) back up vocals, and the flighty, punchy, ethereal music.

There are songs here decrying bad leadership in Africa and lamenting the quality of life of the common African but they are well balanced by feel-good songs celebrating the beauty of a continent rich in culture and awash in immense potential. Through it all, there is an infectious high-spiritedness and warmth, as if the whole band was possessed by the resident spirits of the 50-plus year-old analogue studio where the album was recorded.

In this album, Beautiful Nubia’s ability to fuse ancient tradition and rhythms with contemporary sounds reaches a distinctly new level of achievement. In summary, you will love the music!

Born in Ibadan-Nigeria, Segun Akinlolu (Beautiful Nubia) picked up interest in music and literature very early. Before taking up music as a full-time career, he practised veterinary medicine for eight years in Lagos-Nigeria and recorded his first studio album in 1997. 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 Roots Renaissance Band.

Now sharing his time between two far-flung homes, BN continues to spread his message of love and universal brotherhood across continents. But as he loves to say "Everywhere is home to the beloved poet."


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ADE SHODIPE

Good Album
One of the best original music to come out of Nigeria. Beautiful Nubia has managed to craft his own style at a time when most Nigerian artistes are either stuck with American hip hop or old Nigerian music genres. This is an album which is unique in its own right Many years from now people will come define BN in the same manner people have been able to define other Giants of Nigerian music.

OLANIYI OLUFEMI SEGUN

FERE
INFACT I MUST CONFESS THIS ALBULM HAS NO RIVAL.AND THIS COULD BE DONE IF YOU ARE GOOD MUSICALLY.I LOVE IT TOO MUCH.SO KEEP IT UP.

Afolabi Abiodun

Fere
Tables turn track 8 of fere is a great song that love to play everyday and i also recommend to any person that have low seif esteem because the lyrics are great and inspirational to me becasue i believe that one day my own table will turn for Good.
God bless you keep the good work going.
I love you songs.

segun alade


This album is not in nigeria @ mafoluku, oshodi lagos.

peter

kilokilo
send

damilare

Good job
Hello Beautiful nubia
I so much like your pattern of play and music.

Priscilla Lenz

kilokilo
I really like this c.d. maybe a few songs I skip over, but the rest is beautiful. I would definitely recommend it!

deyera

A blessing to my generation!
It continues to amaze me how this artist is able to make music that moves you to tears, music that reminds you of who we were as Africans and what we could be if we could just try and correct our ways and free ourselves of the vestiges of colonialism and cultural slavery. His words are like a balm that soothes yet they also sting when necessary. BN, your music composition and arrangement skills are beyond understanding, and I want you to know that millions of Nigerians and non-Nigerians love you and what you stand for. You are indeed a blessing to my generation and many more to come. Thank you so much for the music!

samuel lanre ajelara

jejeje
wel done job