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May 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

thanks for thinking of those of us who prefer the percussion albums! i’m enjoying listening to this, right at this moment, in fact.

reminds me of early Adewale Ayuba, prolly similar vintage:

(The later Ayuba is total shit, what with the saxophones & stuff.)

Anyway, although I generally prefer the oooold Barrister Fuji’s from the 1970’s, I’m having great fun with this super-energy and happiness tape!

I actually started with Fela, and then gradually located some of the 1990’s-vintage barrister Fuji, and then made my way into Haruna Ishola. I found that the singing was so much more compelling, because he had that beautiful chorus behind him… And then, most recently, into Yusuf Olatunji, since its so raw & with the same great percussion but even more of the ethereal, non-tempered-scale singing….


May 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

i left a comment saying that if you liked this, you’ll like classic Ayuba, also. I think I linked to his first tape, “Bubble,” but actually his second tape “Buggle D” is my personal favorite. I just about wore it out, back in the day. I’m sure a copy is out there, somewhere. Beautiful “melody,” as Nigerians would describe the difference in drumming between a cassette for their local market vs. a crossover attempt. Ayuba reminds me a lot of the guy you posted, who also has a super happy and “UP” kinda vibe…

June 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

This album looks awesome. Is it from back in the day, or does it just have that throwback vibe to it?

June 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Ah man you brought back great Nigeria memories. I love Obesere.

mutiu kokranreply
March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

What year did you release your 1st album?I am junior brother to ndabo aliu omo egun to nko Fuji.we performed together not quite long at badewa house ketu on fumman end of the year party day kosofe chapter.

daramola ismailareply
May 28, 2019 at 11:14 pm

I love abase akande oversee music so munch since I have been learning is song i so love it may allah be with you and your family

August 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Pls can someone tell me the name of obesere album the one he sang were WO dadan mo were won lo rubber were

Tunde Ajalareply
August 7, 2021 at 8:42 pm
– In reply to: Azeez

American Faaji series 1 or 2

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