Lijadu Sisters - Danger
Afro-Beat Soul Sisters: The Lijadu Sisters At Afrodisia, Nigeria, 1976-79. Out now on Soul Jazz Records.
“The Lijadu Sisters were the most successful female group in Nigeria in the 1970s and managed to overturn many stereotypes and attitudes as they carved out a unique space for themselves in a predominantly male arena.
Their influences ranged from female soul singers such as Aretha Franklin, The Pointer Sisters and Miriam Makeba to the afro-beat of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as well as the juju music of I.K. Dairo and the highlife of Victor Olaiya.”