HIVE OPEN MIC WEEK 100: SINGING HIGHLIFE MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS @STARSTRINGS01, @MAYORKEYS AND @HESKA

12

  • 142
  • 0
  • 14.679
  • Reply

  • Open in the desktop app ADD TO PLAYLIST

    chosenfingers

    Published on Mar 11, 2022
    About :

    HIVE OPEN MIC WEEK 100 SINGING HIGHLIFE WITH @STARSTRINGS01, @MAYORKEYS AND @HESKAY.png

    Hello friends/ Hola amigos,

    It's so nice to be back here again. I missed listening to your awesome voices and instruments.

    IMG_4459.jpeg

    For this week's theme "SING WITH ME" which was given by my good friend @jesuslnrs our spotlight artiste. I decided to team up with my friends @starstrings01, @mayorkeys and @heskay. @starstrings01 is playing the lead guitar, @mayorkeys is playing the keyboard, @heskay is coordinating from the background and I am also singing and drumming using a bottle as we do it traditionally.
    This week we bring to you HI-LIFE music proudly made in Nigeria.

    Watch our #openmic Week 100 video entry here:

    hive line.png

    WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC IS HIGH-LIFE?

    hive line.png

    According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, High-life is a dance music of west African origin that combines syncopated African rhythms with elements of jazz text source

    highlife.jpg
    Image Source

    highlife2.jpg
    Image source

    highlife, type of West African popular music and dance that originated in Ghana in the late 19th century, later spread to western Nigeria, and flourished in both countries in the 1950s. The earliest form of highlife was performed primarily by brass bands along the Ghanaian coast. By the early 20th century these bands had incorporated a broader array of instruments (primarily of European origin), a vocal component, and stylistic elements both of local music traditions and of jazz. Highlife thus emerged as a unique synthesis of African, African American, and European musical aesthetics.
    In the 1930s the popularity of highlife stretched inland and eastward along the coast, garnering an especially large following in Nigeria. There highlife experienced an important transformation: asymmetrical drum rhythms derived from traditional drumming practices of the Yoruba people were combined with syncopated (displaced-accent) guitar melodies to accompany songs sung in either Yoruba or English. By the mid-1960s, however, highlife had lost much of its audience to guitar-centred popular styles. One of these styles, a predominantly Yoruba-based outgrowth of highlife called juju, gained widespread international recognition in the 1980s and remained popular in Nigerian “hotels,” or nightclubs, into the 21st century.
    Text source

    I grew up listening to great high-life sounds from Chief Osita Osadebe, Oliver de coque, celestine Ukwu, Sunny bobo and many others.

    Now, we have modern versions and blend of Highlife music.


    For today's high-life, we did a combination of 2 songs. First is Bottom belle by Omawunmi ft. Flavour and the second is the popular DUDUKE by Simi.


    hive line.png

    LYRICS

    hive line.png

    MUSIC - BOTTOM BELLE

    Kokoma
    I stand by
    Adebisi Konga
    Omawumi's baby
    Ehn ehn, wonder
    Kokoma
    I stand by
    Adebisi Konga
    Omawumi's baby
    Ehn ehn, wonder
    Ehn ehn, wonder
    Oga buy me bottom belle
    Coolu my heart yeh
    Oga buy me bottom belle
    Coolu my heart yeh
    Bonswe azikiwe
    Bonswe ayoh ayoh
    Bonswe azikiwe
    Bonswe ayoh ayoh oh
    Eh eh ayoh ayoh oh
    Eh eh ayoh ayoh oh
    Tell me say you like me
    Me sef tell you my own oh
    When e reach to buy me fine things
    E wola da rite iyeh
    If I tell you say make you do me better
    Try understand
    As a woman wey like plenty money
    Oya show me you fit shake your body
    You be chairman no be for mouth eh
    Chairman do something, pamurege
    Flavour, Omawumi, baby
    Bottom belle
    Abo ba bo ba bo ba bo
    Abonsuwe
    Flavour, Omawumi, baby
    Bottom belle
    Abo ba bo ba bo ba bo
    Abonsuwe
    The way you dey whyne am go down down low
    E dey coolu my heart eh
    The way you dey shake your bum bum bum
    E dey coolu my heart
    You want am for naira or dollars
    You want am for pounds or euro
    Anything for you baby
    Coolu my heart
    Oya dancia, dancia baby mi
    Kporokoto Kporokoto ogini di
    You dey coolu my heart eh
    Kokoma
    I stand by
    Adebisi Konga
    Omawumi's baby
    Ehn ehn, wonder
    Kokoma
    I stand by
    Adebisi Konga
    Omawumi's baby
    Ehn ehn, wonder
    Ehn ehn, wonder
    Flavour
    Omawumi baby
    Bottom belle
    Abo ba bo ba bo ba bo
    Abonsuwe
    Flavour
    Omawumi baby
    Bottom belle
    Abo ba bo ba bo ba bo
    Abonsuwe
    LYRICS SOURCE

    MUSIC - Duduke

    First let me say to you
    I cannot wait to see you
    You are the treasure I’ve been waiting for
    Do you know, do you know?
    How much I really need you
    I dey pray for the day when
    I can finally kiss you

    You know say everyday I dey pray for you
    Oh in my heart o, there’s a permanent place for you

    That’s why my heart e dey beat like
    Duduke, du-du-ke
    'Cause na you I choose ooo
    Ayanfe mi a-yan-fe
    I sing for you and I be like
    Duduke, du-du-ke
    Baby na you I go pick ooo
    Ayanfe mi a-yan-fe

    Gbo temi ooo
    See I may not give the world to you
    But I’ll give you what I have oo
    Oh baby oo
    You’re my angeli ooo
    Ko duro le ife mi oi

    Shebi you know say everyday I dey pray for you
    In my heart o, there’s a permanent place for you

    That’s why my heart e dey beat like
    Duduke, du-du-ke
    'Cause na you I choose o
    Ayanfe mi a-yan-fe
    I sing for you and I be like
    Duduke, du-du-ke
    Baby Na you I go pick o
    Ayanfe mi a-yan-fe

    Only for you e dey beat like duduke oooo
    Duduke du-du-ke
    I sing for you o my baby ooo
    Ayanfe mi a-yan-fe
    Duduke, duduke o
    Duduke du-du-ke
    Mo feran e oo
    Ayanfe mi olufemi o
    Ayanfe mi a-yan-fe

    Baby see me now
    lyrics source


    IMG_7020.JPG
    IMAGE OF @STARSTRINGS01 AND I

    IMG_4446.jpeg
    IMAGE OF @MAYORKEYS AND I

    IMG_20220213_120525.jpg
    IMAGE OF @HESKAY AND I

    Finally, my shout goes to my friends @starstrings01, @mayorkeys and @heskay for their collaboration and help. Much love guys😍

    banner.png
    Image source

    Also, a big shout out to #hiveOpenMic family, the admin @cabelindsay , the moderators @mipiano, @jesuslnrs and my music friends. Much love😍

    Tags :

    openmic ocd 3speak neoxian beatzchain music hive creativecoin palnet

    Woo! This creator can upvote comments using 3speak's stake today because they are a top performing creator! Leave a quality comment relating to their content and you could receive an upvote worth at least a dollar.

    Their limit for today is $0!
    Comments:
    Time until chosenfingers can give away $0 to their commenters.
    0 Days 0 Hours 0 Minutes 0 Seconds
    Reply:

    To comment on this video please connect a HIVE account to your profile: Connect HIVE Account

    More Videos

    03:10
    1 views a year ago $
    02:20
    4 views a year ago $
    01:28
    18 views 2 years ago $
    27:35
    7 views 3 months ago $
    01:50
    47 views 3 years ago $
    03:25
    36 views a year ago $
    07:11
    11 views a year ago $