Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Ja Funmi" by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats

 

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Ja Funmi" by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats

Ade was born into a Nigerian royal family so, yes; he actually is a real King. He started performing his native Yoruba Nigerian Juju Music in the late 1960s becoming a star on his home turf. America finally woke up to the magic of Juju Music in the early 1980s with the release of his album called "Juju Music." I was fortunate enough to see him and his 20-plus piece band perform in 1982 at the Pier in New York City. The translation of the song’s tile is fight for me.

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