TGIF!!! I’m always so excited when I see the weekend and even more excited to share the week’s Old School track.
So today’s track is ‘Omo pupa’ by Dr. Victor Olaiya which dates back to sometime in the early 80s.
If you’re Yoruba (and you understand the language), then you already know that ‘Omo Pupa’ means fair skinned girl. The song tells a love story about a man in love with a fair skinned girl and who is about to travel to London; but hopes to be able to send her money to join him in London once he settles. I think the older generation of African men were romantic sha!
Short song, straight to the point, the use of the trumpet and percussion is impeccable and this song is evergreen.
Having a great year yet? Well, yes I am… It’s another Friday and it’s time for this week’s Old school track. Today we are doing another reggae track and we are throwing it back to the early 90s! Ladies and gents, I give you ‘Rosie’ by Blackky..
If you grew up in Nigeria in the 90s, then you most likely know this one! It was one of the tracks off the reggae artists’ ‘About Tyme’ album. I listened to this song again after a long long time and it still sounded real fresh in my ears.