Vice President Yemi Osinbajo On Tuesday in Lagos, he wowed the participants of the United Nations Tourism Confab with a performance and dance to Nigerian singer Kizz Daniel’s hit song, “print”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice president also performed the Afro beats song, Last Last (Breakfast) featuring Nigerian superstar Burna Boy and another rave artist Asake’s song “Organise” at the event.
Mr. Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the UNWTO Global Conference on Linking Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries, noted that music is a global language.
In his speech, before opening the ceremony, he said that people who do not know the meaning of the words of a song enjoy the rhythm.
He said some can go further to discover the meaning of the lyrics by learning about the culture and ideas that inspired them.
Mr. Osinbajo noted that Nigerian music, rendered in Nigerian languages, is now played all over the world.
He went ahead to sing and perform “Buga” as well as provide the interpretation of the lyrics.
“Let’s see how many people know this song”, Koni bajo o. Let me see low bass / Let me see lolo… Buga won.”
The phrase “buga win” is a Yoruba expression that means to show your hard-earned success, and “collect your money” means “take the fruits of your labor.”
“Many around the world are squaring shoulders, saying that no matter how hard it seems, let me watch you dance and show me your success.
“The musician will perform the song at the Qatar World Cup in a few days,” he said.
The vice president, who also sang the music of Afrobeats star Burna Boy, “Last Last” recalled that the musicians performed in front of 70,000 people in Finland at the Finnish flow festival 2022.
Songs like “The Last Last” (He didn’t give the “last last” and cut everyone’s breakfast) sung in pidgin English to a joyous Scandinavian audience is the power of music.
“The song is the first Afrobeat song to sell over 500 thousand copies in less than 17 weeks of release,” he said.
The Vice President said another Nigerian artiste, Asake’s song “Organise”, despite being sung in Pidgin English with street slang, is loved all over the world.
He recalled that during his performance at O2 Brixton in the UK, Asake sold out to an international audience in less than five minutes.
“See how the Black Panther movies and its sequel Black Panther Wakanda Forever have taken the world by storm.
“It’s breaking record first week sales of over $330 million,” he said.
The Vice President stated that since the broad components of tourism are local and domestic, it is likely to be more sustainable.
Therefore, he advocated the promotion and preservation of cultural spectacles, forests, wildlife and aquaculture for tourism purposes.
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