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Music

Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band

World

Lagos NIGERIA

40902

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Segun Akinlolu, aka Beautiful Nubia, is Nigeria’s foremost contemporary folk and roots musician. Beautiful Nubia’s songs are built on rich folkloric traditions and native wisdom but his message is universal in thrust and theme: to value life, respect nature and learn to live in peace with others. The music speaks for the voiceless and champions the dream of a balanced society where individuals are truly free and equal. It preaches love and tolerance but also urges people to stand and defend their rights when trampled upon anywhere in the world. Reward came in 2002 with the release of the ground-breaking third album 'Jangbalajugbu'. It is estimated that more than 50 million Nigerians wake up each day to “Owuro L’Ojo (How D’You Do?)”, one of the hit tracks in the album. To date, Jangbalajugbu has sold in excess of a million copies (not including the large numbers sold in the open market by pirates). Since then, the band has released four more albums, Awilele (2004) is a no-holds-barred celebration of the artist's political views, Fere (2006) earned BN the sobriquet "Nigeria's King of Melody" and Kilòkilò (2007) and Irinajo (2009) both confirm what can be described as the Beautiful Nubia style and his stubborn refusal to be pigeon-holed. The albums, deeply political, have cemented his reputation in Nigeria and beyond as an advocate for social justice. It is the combination of enjoyable entertainment and provocative thoughtfulness that has come to define BN’s style.

Music Video

Time

Wednesday March 16

11:00PM

Venue

Copa

21+

217 Congress Ave

Online

www.myspace.com/beautifulnubia

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