Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Lagbaja with Mask

Lagbaja, the Afro-beat singer, song writer, instrumentalist that has been inspiring minds with his powerful style of music since 1993 till date finally reveals the face behind the mask.
According to Lagbaja, his mask is used as an icon of man’s facelessness. Lagbaja is a Yoruba word that means “nobody in particular”. It depicts the anonymity of the so-called “common man”. The mask and the name symbolize the faceless, the voiceless in the society, particularly in Africa. He is also known as “Omo baba mu’ko mu’ko”
Often his music is purely instrumental- an interplay between traditional Yoruba percussion, drums, chants, western instruments, and especially the saxophone. When there are lyrics, they are primarily sung in Yoruba, English or a blend of the two as is colloquially spoken in Yoruba cities. Many of his songs dwell on serious social issues, while others simply entertain.
Lagbaja is indeed handsome..

Lagbaja off mask

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