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Video: Siji – Morenike

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Here at BNM, we’re big supporters of good music. Siji represents that very small fraction of what we like to call good music. He grew up in Lagos and London before moving to the US to chase his musical ambitions. His background (Culturally) coupled with the socio-political movements of his growing years, exposed a young Siji to the radical, politicized music of the Music legends like Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen. He doesn’t fall far from the tree as his spiel here will reveal.

Siji says of the story behind his video:

Should the gods deem me worthy of fatherhood, I have vowed to some day name my first daughter, ‘Morenike’ (moe-re-knee-ke). The name ‘Morenike’, in Yoruba means ‘I have found one to cherish’ and is usually bestowed upon a much sought after female child.

His sophomore album “ADESIJI” is available now on iTunes Amazon

You can keep up with him on his blog:

http://adesiji.wordpress.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.glendorabooks.net

7 Comments

  1. FBI

    August 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    This is really cool…..I likey!

  2. shade

    August 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    This is nice. I really like it. Great fusion of instrumentals…

  3. Olivia

    August 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Soooo soothing and beautiful. Really love this….good old school vibe a la Rex Lawson!

  4. THE AMAKA

    August 26, 2010 at 2:56 am

    love it! what a breath of fresh air.

  5. julliet

    August 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

    love the blend of jazz and afrob beat fantastic

  6. Amaka

    August 27, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I feel a little bad but every time I see this guy I just can’t help but think…nna men…where d vaseline for those your chap-chap lips abeg? Eh? O di only $2 oh!

  7. Anya

    August 28, 2010 at 1:16 am

    This is great lounge music. So relaxing, have this playing in the background on a date, an intimate evening, reading a book by the fireplace on a cold winter/harmattan night….

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