Alhaji Waziri Oshomah asks: What animal can overrun an elephant? Plus: Big thanks, Tony Hawk



Over here in the States, Labor Day weekend is around the corner — it’s the national holiday where everyone drinks beer, grills burgers, and catches up on their emails. So with that, our newsletter:

Alhaji Waziri Oshomah in his element in Auchi. Photograph by Eric Welles-Nyström.

You might remember our friend down in Edo State, Alhaji Waziri Oshomah. Well, we’re very excited to share that he just put out a new single yesterday! It’s a ten-minute long banger called “Ovini Omoekeke Alhaji Inu Umoru,” and it’s not even the longest track — or the longest song title — on his forthcoming album (for those of you who could use a reminder, that’s World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah, coming out Sept 23).

Throw it on your summertime BBQ playlist — while you still can ;)

And while you’re enjoying dancing to the incredible signature highlife-pop sound of Waziri, take a listen to his other single, “Forgive Them Oh God Amin - Amin” — part dance track, part prayer, it’s gonna be another hit with your friends and neighbors.

That’s about it from Luaka Bop HQ.

We’ll leave you with these good vibes:

Have a good weekend, whoever you are


Luaka Bop

P.S. Our very own Eric Welles-Nyström took that beautiful photograph of Waziri when he visited him in Nigeria — and he also took that priceless screenshot of the YouTube comment about Tony Hawk. He’s so talented!

P.P.S. If you don’t know Geggy Tah, check out that track.! (And the King Changó version.)

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