Shefiu Alao praises Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Part 2

Collection:
Africana Digital Ethnography Project (ADEPt)
Title:
Shefiu Alao praises Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Part 2
Creator:
Carter-Enyi, Aaron
Aina, David Oludaisi
Date of Original:
2014-07-10
Subject:
Africans--Politics and government
Poetry
Singers
Location:
Nigeri, Lagos, 6.45407, 3.39467
Medium:
streaming video
Type:
MovingImage
Format:
video/mp4
Description:
This video of a political campaign song was recorded in a studio north of Lagos in July 2014. For the 2015 election cycle, the incumbent governor of Ogun state in Nigeria, Ibikunle Amosun, hired the Fuji singer Sefiu Aiao. Unlike many Fuji singers based in Lagos who convey a certain cosmopolitanism, Aiao rejects modernity and the draw of the megalopolis, choosing to stay in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. In this interview, one can observe the exchange between art patronage and political patronage: the politician patronizes the musician financially, the musician patronizes the politician by attracting his audience as voters. Ibikunle Amosun was reelected as governor of Ogun state in April 2015. Keywords: African Languages and Societies; Audio Arts and Acoustics; Comparative Methodologies and Theories; Ethnomusicology; Music Performance; Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/adept.yor:0024
Additional Rights Information:
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Original Collection:
Africana Digital Ethnography Project: Yoruba Collection
Holding Institution:
Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)
Rights:
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