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5 Facts About Lagbaja You Probably Didn't Know

Without a doubt, Lagbaja whose real name is Bisade Ologunde is one of the outstanding Afrobeat singers, songwriters whose songs inspire a lot of people back then. The talented musician who was born in 1960 made a great impact on society through his songs, which made people love him. Throughout his music career, he excited music lovers with wonderful songs for years.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some interesting facts about Lagbaja

1. In the Yoruba tribe, Lagbaje means nobody’ in particular. In an interview, he revealed that his face mask is used as a symbol of his facelessness. The legendary singer also said that his face mask and name symbolize the faceless, the voiceless in the community, especially in Africa.

2. During his career, the singer loved to release albums during election time without fear of broaching sociopolitical consciousness. Therefore, he is often compared to Afro-beat maker, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

3. Interestingly, he doesn't see himself as an Afro-beat singer. Even though his songs are always classified as Afro-beat, he cares more about the drums and beats.

4. Lagbaja believed that the initial language of the drum was proverbs, and it has been spoken through several centuries. He is one singer who speaks with the drums. According to him, I don't use them separately, I combine them together. This is modern music. Sometimes it tells things that people feel, and sometimes it is just making rhythms up, sometimes it is a proverb.” he said.

5. His masks were designed according to his choice. The most interesting part is that they are too striking to not be noticed. Sometimes they can be very frightening, especially the strategically intentional flash of white teeth through the little rectangular mouth gap. The colors, fabric, and patterns depend on the situation but are usually a splash of brightness.

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