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Made Kuti, Buju, Wurld storm Cavemen’s love and highlife album listening

By Chinonso Ihekire
30 October 2021   |   3:45 am
Highlife is back and it is back on steroids,” the theme hung boldly across the cozy rooftop space that evening. This audacious and energetic affirmation soundtracked the energy that rented the air...

Made Kuti | Image: Mobola Odukoya

“Highlife is back and it is back on steroids,” the theme hung boldly across the cozy rooftop space that evening. This audacious and energetic affirmation soundtracked the energy that rented the air at the album listening of the Cavemen’s sophomore album dubbed, Love and Highlife.

From Afrobeat royalty Made Kuti, to superstar singers Buju and Wurld, respectively, among others, the crowd at the Atmosphere Rooftop, in Lekki, exploded with euphoria as the fraternal duo unleashed their album to the world, with energetic and magical live performances.

The album listening session, which began with a sit-down interview with the event’s host, saw the Igbo highlife apostles discuss the inspirations behind some of the songs on their album.

“Were Kwushin was birthed out of the realisation that you cannot control everything in life. ‘Kwushin’ means cushion in Igbo language, and so the song basically tells you to sit down. Were Kwushin,” Kingsley Okorie, the Chief Caveman commented on the Cobhams-assisted song.

The event snowballed into the live performance session, which also saw Made Kuti and the cavemen team up to play their collab dubbed, Biri, which is a fine fusion of Afrobeat and Highlife. The performances soared with energetic bass lines, vibrant kicks and mesmerizing adlibs from Benjamin James, aka, the King of the Cave.

Before the event climaxed with their powerful rendition of the song, Udo, the audience had fully been immersed in the usual euphoria that is synonymous with Cavemen fans, who unite under the moniker ‘Cavy People’.

Love and Highlife is out on all digital streaming platforms. It succeeds their award-winning debut album dubbed, Roots, which was released last year.

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