1. Forgive Them Oh God Amin - Amin
3. Alhaji Yesufu Sado Managing Director
4. Omhona - Omhona
5. Ovini Omoekeke Alhaji Inu Umoru
6. Okhume Ukhaduame
7. My Luck
Trzecia część uznanej przez krytyków serii World Spirituality Classics, ukazującej związek między muzyką a wiarą. Alhaji Waziri Oshomah jest twórcą unikalnej muzyki tanecznej, łączącej lokalne style ludowe, highlife, zachodni pop i przesiąkniętej wartościami islamskimi.
Alhaji Waziri Oshomah begins his sermon before a dancing crowd.
His lyrics warn about the vice of jealousy, but the congregation is here to get down. We’re in a small part of Edo State in southern Nigeria called Afenmailand, which is known for being a harmonious region where Muslims and Christians live—and dance—together. The atmosphere is one of enjoyment, excitement, and pleasure, because to see Waziri perform is to be addressed, body and soul.
He's the creator of a unique dance music that's fused with local folk styles, highlife, and Western pop, and imbued with Islamic values—and he's the greatest entertainer in all of Edo State.
They call him the Etsako Super Star.
What You Need To Know
This is the third volume in Luaka Bop’s critically acclaimed World Spirituality Classics series, illuminating the relationship between music and belief.
It follows World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, awarded Best New Reissue (8.8) on Pitchfork and described as “sacred” by The New York Times.
It also follows World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time For Peace Is Now - Gospel Music About Us, awarded Best New Music (8.5) on Pitchfork and listed among the best re-issues in 2019 by Uncut, NPR and many others.
Big budget music video for English single “Jealousy.”
Release supported by archival and new video content, in development with Sunu Journal.
Forthcoming box set (Nov. 2022) includes a special Waziri book. Alhaji Waziri Oshomah will play select shows—along with his wife and musical collaborator Madam Hassanah Waziri—in the U.S. and Europe throughout 2023.
He can perform sets as long as 3-4 hours! (depending on the financial strength of the village) Sings in English and local languages, and is regarded as #1 Singer in all of Edo State.