Nigeria’s Lekan Babalola on ‘Lakaaye’ his Afrofuturist version of Ogun, the Yoruba God

(Article by Dami Ajayi published on theafricareport.com. Photo: Lekan Babaola / Twitter)

“Lakaaye, an 11-track-long album, is an acoustic journey that gives Yoruba worship a contemporary spin. Steeped in the idioms of praise-singing, it fuses musical styles, myth and diverse cultural experiences into this shape-shifting innovation. This album shares a kinship with classics like King Sunny Ade’s Odu and the eponymous debut of the Afro-Cuban sisters Ibeyi.”

Source: https://www.theafricareport.com/135150/nigerias-lekan-babalola-on-lakaaye-his-afrofuturist-version-of-ogun-the-yoruba-god/

Once again we find an Afrofuturist interpretation of an African spiritual tradition connecting past, present, and future in song. Curious to know where this musical spiritual journey will take us.

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