Combining sophisticated music with a dynamic stage show and an enigmatic personality, Lágbájá is Nigeria’s most exciting contemporary artist.
The word “lágbájá” means “somebody” or “anybody” in the Yoruba language. Always performing masked, Lágbájá represents the faceless voice of the masses. His elaborate masks and costumes tie into the ancient tradition of Egungun, an ancestral masqueraded spirit who comes out in times of crisis to help the people find their way to truth and resolution. The mask and the name symbolize the faceless, the voiceless in the society, particularly in Africa.
Musically speaking, Lágbájá’s sound is a unique style of Afrobeat, incorporating a range of influences from highlife, juju, pop, funk, hip-hop, and more. Lágbájá’s music spans the generations of African traditions, updated with contemporary elements such as horns and keyboards, alongside the most traditional of Nigerian instruments such as Bata and Dundun drums.
Besides being a composer, performer, and producer, Lágbájá is also a stunning saxophonist.
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Added by lisner on August 2, 2006