The duo of Akunwafor Jnr. And Okpuozor, popular known as Umu Obiligbo have released the visuals of their song ‘Culture’.
The song is a collaboration with Highlife heavyweight Flavour N’abania and indigenous Hip Hop act Phyno. Produced by Masterkraft, it is a song which extols the richness of African culture.
The video expectedly promotes the Igbo culture as the musicians are seen singing in colourful traditional-inspired attires.
In the Christmas festive season of 2018, the Onitsha-born siblings shot to mainstream prominence with their ‘Ije Awele’ anthem with the aforementioned Flavour. The eight minutes long track was an appreciative song which delivered philosophical nuggets which was no doubt, helped in its grandness by the Masterkraft production. The song was followed up with a four-track joint EP with Flavour.
Before that life-changing song, the sons of Ajana Obiligbo had been popular in their native South East of Nigeria. Their father had been a popular local Highlife musician and they continued in his legacy. Even more popular was their grandfather, the great Chief Ezigbo Obiligbo.
According to an account given by the duo, the then Nigerian Head of State General Yakubu Gowon had been a fan of their grandfather. After watching him perform in the 70s, he gifted him a 504 Peugeot car.
Umu Obiligbo are definitely following in their father and grandfather’s footsteps and with their affiliation with the more foremost Igbo acts of their generation, they’re sure to take the family name international soon.
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