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Ibejii thrills fans at Ibejii Day

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Ibeji Day

Soulful singer-storyteller, Ibejii, on Saturday March 23, celebrated the uniqueness of twins at a live concert that took place at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Lagos.

After hitting the global music sphere with his third offering Tribal Marks in just over a year, Ibejii stayed true to his promise to serve up some more delightful tunes seamlessly woven with classic jazz; this time, appreciating the mysterious nature of ‘Ibeji’ or ‘Ejima’ (twins).

The avant-garde crooner, who has since become a force to reckon with in the alternative music sphere, once again proves the range of his talents and vocal prowess by entertaining fans with various hit tracks such as Eda, Aye, Itiraka, Solape, Ife, and Bamidele among others from his studio albums.

Born a twin, the Afro-retro artiste is aware of the various experience and challenges that twins generally face, hence, created an atmosphere of music, storytelling and unlimited fun where they share their amazing stories with other twins.

Composer, comedian, teacher, journalist and award-winning poet, Akeem Lasisi, opened the floor, and serenaded fans with tuneful ewi — a modern genre of Yoruba poetry that freely draws on the vast repertoire of traditional oral and literary forms — in Yoruba dialect.

Up next was Wale Wall, who followed suit with his mesmerizing guitar skills to further take the swayed audience on a journey of extraordinary goodness.

Refreshed by Guinness Africa Special, the audience could not get enough of Ibejii’s extraordinary art of skilful storytelling embellished with folklore, metaphor and vernacular, as he explored traditional Yoruba folk, jazz, dance, RnB, and Juju among other genres, whilst joined on stage by Brymo Olawale to perform his last song of the night, Omo Buruku.

The mysterious, daring and compelling Afro-retro music, made his way into the Nigerian music industry two years ago with the aim of disrupting the trend of cacophony and lewd lyrics that have saturated that space.

His unique style of music modelled from the past, is emotive and replete with rich lyrics.

This has seen him continue to rise up the ladder of reckoning, as his music is cross-cultural, cross continental, and a delight of music lovers from diverse continents.


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