lijadu sisters – danger (1976)

Watching the Lijadu Sisters in an interview is like observing two parts of the same brain popping off with thoughts: “If I’m in the kitchen singing a song, and I’m walking towards the bathroom, I hear her singing exactly the same thing”. The death of Kehinde Lijadu in 2019 signalled the  physical end of a duo who sounded like a little bit of everything, but compositely like nothing else. Danger shot out acid-fried funk with reggae rhythms, but was never afraid to splutter with rock guitar riffs. Cutting through a macho world, the twins appealed to Nigeria and the world beyond without sublimating any political drive.  

27/30

A favourite: ‘Life’s Gone Down Low’

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