Quite a few people around enjoy highlife music these days and it beats the tunes out of me why that is.
My love for good music started from way back when I was kid who can nod his head and shale his body to the beats and I guess it still is there.(Maybe I should have been a musician?)
The song Asili is one of my favorite of all time and I really love the raw instrumental, percussion, horns, drums bass guitars, gongs and the friendly banters that acts as the introduction. Why isn't music made this way anymore?
Igbo highlife is a contemporary musical genre which combines highlife and Igbo traditional music. It first started off in the southeast region of Nigeria, during the 1950s. The genre is primarily guitar-based music, with rare characteristic blend of horns and vocal rhythms.-Source
And Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe was a pioneer in that field with over 40years of dishing out melodious and poetic tunes till his death in 2007. The poetry of his music and the philosophic way he speaks about life set him apart as a legend in the Music world.
Highlife music in Nigeria used to be really popular before the start of the millennium. It is a kind of folklore, story telling if you may and it tells good stories.
Right now, I am enjoying this legendary piece of art and hope you can just enjoy the music even if you cannot understand the language.