SOLDIER OF PEACE (BÁLÓGUN ÌRÒRÙN)

by KUKU

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04:31
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05:32
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05:39
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KUKU hails from a lineage of the "Balogun” (General of the traditional Yoruba Army). The renowned KUKU family of Ijebu Ode in Ogun State, Nigeria has held this esteem title for centuries. KUKU himself served a number of years in United States Army; hence, the title “Soldier” is quite befitting. On the contrary, this soldier partakes in no violence, his mission is peace, and he spreads it with a unique sonic vibration.

On "Soldier of Peace", KUKU uncompromisingly bridges the gap between his African Yoruba roots and the western world with an effortless blend of mindful Yoruba, English and Pidgin English lyricism, percussive guitar progression, infectious Udu drum rhythms, topped with the South African Township guitar inflections of co-producer Mongezi Ntaka (Lucky Dube, Vusi Mahlasela).

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released November 14, 2012

SOLDIER OF PEACE (BÁLÓGUN ÌRÒRÙN) by KUKU
All words & music by KUKU, except for track 3 & 5 with words by KUKU, & music by Mongezi Ntaka
Produced & Arranged by Mongezi Ntaka and KUKU
℗ & © 2012 KUKU. All rights reserved.

KUKU: All Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Udu, Other Percussions
Mongezi Ntaka: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Jordan Ringo: Double Bass, Electric Bass
Xi Chen: Violin (Dreams Keep my Frown Away)
Doc Samba: Electric Bass (The Cure)
Joe "Sticky Mulligan" Smith: Electric Guitar (What if God is…)
Nathalie Ahadji: Tenor & Baritone Saxophone (Mr GoodLuck, Rise, & Dark and Lovely)

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KUKU Paris, France

American born Nigerian singer-songwriter KUKU bridges the gap between his Yoruba roots and the western world. His effortless blend of mindful Yoruba lyricism, English, and Pidgin English with percussive guitar progression, and infectious percussions makes up his "Ijebu Cosmopolitan Suite". ... more

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Track Name: MR GOODLUCK
Road dey bad, water no dey
Power and light, My people no get
Even oil o wey we get beaucoup beaucoup
My people no fit buy o, my people no fit affords

(CHORUS)
Mr Goodluck na beg I dey beg o
Compassion make you show my people
Boko Haram na Haram to take human life o
Ebe ni mo be, olease o
Biko biko Don Alalh o,
Ebe ni mo be, Please o

Nigeria 52,
You know be young boy o, so please act your age o
Constitution yeye, infrastructures pafuka,
Gay na poeple, not the problem, treat them equal o

My people make we talk
Tribal war, Muslim go kill, Christians go steal o
Na why oyinbo put salt for our garri
Dem come use us and throwway like toilet paper

© All Rights Reserved ABDULZATAR KUKU 2012