Last February, he won the Best RnB/Soul Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration awards at the TunesLiberia Music Awards, confirming his status as one of Liberia’s top artists.
Olatuja’s third album, Lagos Peppersoup features Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves (nine Grammy Awards between both artists)
Fufu, his debut album with BANTU (a band that features his brother Ade Odukoya, popularly known as Ade BANTU) was released in 2000.
‘Nilikupenda’ is produced by Y´Mix from Lagos, Nigeria and the video was shot on location in Kenya by Lance Productions.
The photos, all taken by Bolaji Alonge over the years, show the star in his element as a father, friend, musician and a leader on stage, backstage, at home, at the Afrika Shrine and on tour.
One month after their power-packed call to action song, ‘Disrupt the Programme’, the single rings of the classic lyrics of emancipation that speaks truth to power and highlights the social ills in Nigeria.
“There are so many rich textures and sounds in Africa and the time is now for the world to embrace our diversity. Each and every week I’ll be bringing a dynamic guide to discovering and celebrating the biggest and best sounds from across Africa.”
If death refuses to come close to you, with all the signs of ageing, have this at the back of your mind, there is still a lot of work you have to do till death comes knocking.
Drone shots of Lagos Island have been added to the ones put together three years ago when I got the opportunity to go up an abandoned 25 storey building (Independence House) across from King’s College, Onikan.