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Okodoro Oro (The Realistic Reality)

by Baoku

AFRO-BEAT, a combination of western jazz with African instruments and languages, an upbeat album making a positive statement of truth about issues facing all of humanity.
Genre: World: Afro-Beat
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Freedom
8:38 $0.99
2. Sowa Daa Bi (Is it good like that?)
8:28 $0.99
3. Kowa De Na Sa (Everybody with their own)
7:07 $0.99
4. Oro Sunukun (Deep Issue)
7:40 $0.99
5. Free Nigeria
6:20 $0.99
6. Alakiti (Everybody)
8:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
BAOKU & Afro-beat

Afro beat is a musical expression of peace, love, unity, truth and justice.

Baoku Moses, a Yoruba tribe from Nigeria, West Africa living in the U. S. He is a professional, cultural performer of African arts. Baoku started is Afro beat career in 1997, shortly after the passing of Afro beat legend Fela Kuti, the father of Afro beat. Baoku uses Afro beat to preach, teach, entertain and educate about the issues facing all of humanity. Baoku, a professional African drummer, integrates African drums such a the Nigerian Bata and talking drums, Djembe and Senegalese "bottom" drums and many more into his music, which distinguishes his style of Afro beat from others.

Baoku's debut cd OKODORO ORO, "The Realistic Reality", is not just a masterpiece but a divine message.

FREEDOM, the first track, speaks about true freedom, that which can not be given or taken. Freedom of the mind.

SOWA DAA BI means "Is it good like that?". Is it good for the majority to be suffering while the minority is enjoying?

KOWA DE NA SA means "Everybody with their own". Everything is the same everywhere. The pain, the gain, suffering, smiling, situations, conditions, sadness, happiness, feeling and dying. All absolutely the same, all over the world. One people one world.

ORO SUNUKUN translates as " Deep Issues". This track talk about the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots".

FREE NIGERIA is about freeing Nigeria from corruption. Is it only Nigeria that need to be free?

ALAKITI calls everyone to gather. To come hear the message of truth. "The Realistic Reality". OKODORO ORO".

Complete translations are included in the lyrics booklet, in the cd. For the understanding of all.

This cd OKODORO ORO "The Realistic Reality".

Is rated by (City Beat Entertainment Magazine) as #2 of the best 25 cds released in Cincinnati, Ohio this past year.

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Yeeeeee Baoku's "FREE NIGERIA" in finals ISC 2005

African Image Arts is very, very proud and excited to announce that Baoku's "Free Nigeria" is a finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. Please go to the link to listen and vote for
Baoku's "FREE NIGERIA", @ (the world music category).



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Mike Breen (Music editor City Beat)

OKODORO ORO "The Realistic Reality", is a astounding debut Afro beat cd from Cincinnati transplant Baoku Moses.

The Nigerian born Baoku-also a professional African drummer-was inspired by African music icon Fela Kuti and other Afro beat artists. Fans of Kuti will be magnetically drawn to Baoku's similar vibe, as he effortlessly blends traditional African sound with western Jazz and Pop influences. The disc is stunningly accomplished, showing Baoku to be master of his craft despite only journeying into the world of Afro beat about 8 years ago. The cd was produced by Rob Fetters (Raisins, The Bears, Psychodots), who enlisted musicans like Chris Arduser, Randy Villars, Gary Winters (and himself, on gutar and bass)to help bring life to Baoku's textural, Vibrant and passionate songs. OKODORO ORO is a truly remarkable achievement that could, should, will push Baoku Moses to the upper echelon of his field. I am Mike Breen The Music Editor for City Beat Cincinnati, Ohio USA.


A very uplifting cd that's a great way to start off your afrobeat collection
This is a great cd that will keep you on your feet. Baoku has themes of unity and justice in the songs on this album. The beats are great too. This music is a breath of fresh air; I definitely recommend it.

Leslie W.

The Legacy Lives On....
When one reads the lyrics and liner notes of this CD, the influence of the late Fela becomes apparent. A favorite on this work is Kowa de na sa, because it almost compels one to get up and dance! Engaging percussion solos and the tight fit of all the musical parts spark the imagination as to how this band would sound live & in-concert! I have recommended this CD to friends looking for a sampling of world music. Great work Baoku et al, looking forward to the next release!

chikeziem ojinnaka

good messege my brother
main listening to your messege reminds me of baba ninety the words are strong just keep it on.

Lamis. 2B

This CD is one of a kind
The cd is fantastic,my favourite track is kowa da na bi. Keep the up the good work men. However, I will really like to see your website with updated galleries.

Olusola Emmanuel.

Baoku's music is a blessing to humanity, it's priceless.
The music is different from all other Afro beat, I think Baoku is on his way to becoming a musical legend. Go man God will be with you. Peace be to you.