|Adunni and Nefretiti Group at a performance in Freedom Park|
an African entertainment and cultural group, Adunni and Nefretiti will be
having a live performance at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, on April 12th
The group with Taiwo Ajai-Lycett on stage
languages, the all-female group has been identified with their strength in a
culture- rejuvenation journey, which goes beyond Nigerian local languages, just
when it seemed as though there had been a complete deviation from the
traditional folklore songs.
remains noted for opening the curtains back on stage in time past and tagging
along with a touch of contemporary society in order to create relevance for their
Nefretiti has maintain its brand with a
consistent choice of African-styled head-gear which extends high
up when worn. Doing live-performances, just as they do stage and studio production,
the young ladies display in-born flare for a variety of African songs.
have mastered their art of acapella, capturing the essence of African
folk-songs and praise-singing that are common among different native tribes in
Kongi’s Harvest in Freedom Park
heritage of Africa, leader of the group, Ayo Orobiyi, said the group was established
to contribute to the part of history-making, telling the African story in an
undiluted form. Convinced that the Western world had developed by reason of
tact record-keeping, Orobiyi believes that her group can keep the records too
by way of documenting all that they are doing today.
“We believe that if our
‘colonial masters’ can keep records of their old songs and call them old school
or oldies, we as Africans should also be able to build an archive of old
African music without language or ethnic barrier,” she said.
Orobiyi said,“It has been an all-the-time dedication demand. People may see
the glitz and enjoy the performances, but it takes a whole lot of work to come
this far.” To maintain standards, auditions are conducted to get singers
who can bring the best out of particular performances.
cultural group, Orobiyi said “Our ultimate vision is to build an archive of old
African music with the combination of contemporary music that is laced with
traditional dynamism, without language, religious or ethnic barriers.
It is to
adopt cultural apparels and root songs to a point of acculturation of the
African cultural background through sound and natural creative works with long
term values for our origin, shareholders, clients, blacks in Diasporas through
sustained outstanding performances.”
encourage and promote the development of
talents in the women folk, in the genre of music. It is also to build a theatre
culture in the youth and women. The group proudly identifies with music icons that
have over the years been enviable representatives of Africa through their