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The Lijadu Sisters

Monday, 4 June 2012

I must confess, I've never heard of these sisters even though I am a lover of all things (Music) Afro. Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Afrojazz, Afrorock you name it, I Love them all. Came across their story while reading an African music blog. So decided to look them up and check their music on You tube. I'm glad I did, now I'm hooked.

A bit about them

The Lijadu Sisters, Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, are identical twin sisters from Nigeria who were an important music duet from the mid-1960s to the 1980s. They achieved success in Nigeria and had modest influence in the United States and Europe. They were notable for being a West African version of the Pointer Sisters who mixed Afrobeat sounds with jazz and disco. Since the late 1980s, they retired from the music scene.

Listen to 'Life's gone down low below' Lijadu Sisters

*Our prayers go out to those who lost their loved one's in the ill-fated Dana Air crash in Nigeria Yesterday. 


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