Najite Olokun Prophecy / Africa Before Invasion
Album: Africa Before Invasion   Collection:World
Artist:Najite Olokun Prophecy   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Rooftop Promotion  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-16 Pull Date: 2003-08-18 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 24 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 18, 2003: Radio Red Well
4. Jul 07, 2003: The Southern World
Honesty, Lasisi
2. Jul 30, 2003: press and release
5. Jul 05, 2003: Morning Glory
3. Jul 22, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
6. Jun 29, 2003: To the Moon

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-09
Afrobeat and highlife from an acolyte of, who else, Fela. (What's highlife? It's a Nigerian pop music form based on loping basslines, muted "chicken-scratch" guitar lines, and messages of positivity. ) The lyrical matter, for the most part, is not as incendiary as Fela's, the arrangements are less busy (I guess Olokun can't afford yet to pay twenty musicians), and the songs mostly in the 7- to 11-minute range. Recommended.

1. Low key - not slow but pretty mellow
2. Great hook, nice tune, message of harmony
3. Faster tempo, more highlife tone with the shimmery guitar runs, message of the golden rule
4. Funky groove, great horn solo
5. Super highlife groove, danceable beat, hummable tune, laid-back horn and guitar, and an "I love Africa" message straight outta the 70s, when hopes were briefly on a high in West Africa

Track Listing
1. Showtime   3. Honesty
2. Lasisi   4. Aorieo
  5. A.B.I.