Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Bimbo Esho

Just like a rat race the Nigerian Music Industry like a rudderless ship is yet to identify authentic African Sound.

Some Musicians in recent times have not been able to give a proper definition to their brand of music.

In a country where anything goes and music critics are fast losing relevance any fast tempo , danceable and sweet ryhtmn song is seen as authentic African Sound.

Some music promoters, corporate brands continuously and shamelessly promote music that lacks content and context.

The murder of all has been the advent of social media that now gives room for every Tom, Dick and Harry that should not have anything doing with music to throw in our faces and ears music that lacks a form thereby causing cancerous tumor in our eyes.

One should wonder why a musician like Wura Samba an Afro drumming and percussion band that brings an electrifying vibration to African Sound is yet to gain relevance in our society. The band performs contemporary Africa music using Expired Modernized Sambabe, an 8 piece tradition square wooden percussion Instruments with influences mainly from Yoruba Culture of West Africa.

Wura Samba essemble uses wooden percussion Instruments, Talking drums, Bata drums, Sekere, Dundun drums, Agogo, Tap drums and his songs presents lyrics in Yoruba, English or a blend of two as colloquially spoken in Nigerian cities.

His new song Onala is a fusion of traditional Africa folk and modern use of classical and Yoruba traditional percussion Instruments.

Some of his others song dwell on social issues , while others simply entertain.

Having worked professionally in the Nigerian Music Industry for over 15 years the multi talented artist and percussionist , Abiodun Oke professionally known as Wura Samba is no stranger to a wide range of events across Africa , Europe and Middle East. He has performed at major concerts and festivals around the globe.

Wura who went on different European tour alongside Keziah Jones performed in France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Tunisia in 2011 and 2013.

The dexterity of his ensemble creates a rich and evolving repertoire, full of African Beats that will intrigue the ears of many. Wura Samba Band members are culturally West Africa but do an incredible job of connecting Western audience with a modern yet traditional African experience.

In a country gradually drifting away on musically originality what more can we ask for if not GOLD( WURA).

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