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by Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band

Infectuous, high-spirited modern African music inspired by ancient traditional rhythms
Genre: World: African
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Muku-i-muku
Beautiful Nubia
4:50 $0.99
2. Higher Steps (O Mbo Wa D’ero)
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4:34 $0.99
3. Eleko’Dere
Beautiful Nubia
4:37 $0.99
4. Ohun Oju Nri
Beautiful Nubia
6:25 $0.99
5. Ife Oloyin (Gotta Tell You)
Beautiful Nubia
6:08 $0.99
6. Onile Ayo
Beautiful Nubia
5:37 $0.99
7. Ikoko Akufo (Lamentation For A Broken Pot)
Beautiful Nubia
5:30 $0.99
8. Tables Turn
Beautiful Nubia
4:02 $0.99
9. Dear Africa
Beautiful Nubia
3:52 $0.99
10. Mama Agba’s Twilight Treat
Beautiful Nubia
5:46 $0.99
11. What A Day!
Beautiful Nubia
4:02 $0.99
12. Mind Of Your Own
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4:40 $0.99
13. All It Takes
Beautiful Nubia
4:27 $0.99
14. Spirit Of A New Generation
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4:00 $0.99
15. Baba Eledumare
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3:50 $0.99
16. Lamentation version
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5:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
"One of the best things to have happened to contemporary music in Nigeria... a rare creator of rich sounds and a gifted performer."
(Steve Ayorinde, The Punch, January 21, 2005)

"Nigeria's King of Melody!"
(Chux Ohai, National Mirror, September 1, 2006)

Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band follow up their highly successful 'Awilele' album with this collection of fun-filled, reflective and educative 16 tracks of pulsating neo-traditional music. Fèrè once again showcases BN’s unique modern African music with meaning.

Blending rhythms and melodies from the folk traditions of his Yoruba culture with personal influences, singer/songwriter and bandleader, Segun Akinlolu/Beautiful Nubia has created an original form of music that defies classification. Performed in both English and Yoruba, his songs are loaded with universal social and political messages, complemented by soulful vocals and dexterous performances by his fourteen-member band.

'Jangbalajugbu', his biggest-selling effort to date has sold in excess of a million copies in his native Nigeria and beyond. The follow up, 'Awilele' continues to open new vistas and 'Fèrè' has come to complete a must-have trilogy for anyone interested in new African music. The "new" part is not entirely true though. Beautiful Nubia's music is both new and old - ancient in its melodies and rhythms but forward-looking in philosophy. And YOU should be listening!

Seven Lifes (1997)
Voice From Heaven (1999)
Fire On The Roof (2001)
Jangbalajugbu (2002)
Awilele (2004)
Fèrè (2006)
Kilokilo (2007)



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Segun Adesanmi

It is not easy for a man to discover himself in the context of the essence of nature from the pinhole of his enviroment.It is not any easier to express oneself in this discovery and still communicate it without it loosing steam.This is my summation of this new creative masterpiece from Beautiful Nubia.


Fruit Of A Genius
I received the CDs a week ago and I've been listening since. Words I heard about Nubia has been nothing but great, so great I bought three albums. All the CDs are nothing but fruits of a genius.

Olonga Atiole

i BELIEVE HIS WORDS HAVE POWERS AND HIS MELODIES ARE DIVINE.dont ask me how i know.i just sense it everytime i listen,the Mozarts and the Beethoveens must have DRAWN FROM THE SAME SOURCE where Nubia draws..i only wish he will concentrate more as a creator and less an activist..cos he's a born creator,born to draw from the world we know nothin of to the deligth of other creatures.he his a creative messenger.this album will reign in the hearts of men.keep the work.from brazil.please come an sell this album in Brazil and Cuba too.

Lanre Oriola

He is here again,it is getting thicker
wow,I have listened to the short tracks on cd baby,this is not a surprise that this new album is loaded with strong messages for us in Nigeria back home,Africa and the world,having listened to the previous work of this artist who feed some of us with the songs of ORIGINALITY, music that is good for every facets of our life.

Continue the preaching.

Let those who have ears hear.


Segun is simply inately ingenous and at present unchallanged. A friend who has a knax for creativity and at thesame time highly resourceful.You are a mentor,motivator and need to impart these gifts before you leave this world.
Cheers my Good friend.


dear africa
this music thought me not to judge anybody by the colour of their skin,religion or tribe.kudooos to the AFRICAN LEGEND.


Un album venu du NIGERIA qui fait parti des plus beaux,un véritable trésor de A à Z,à conserver précieusement!!!

Jacob Richardson

Odes that beam with hope and positivity
(Beautiful) Nubia has composed a very strong album with layers of emotion billowing from each verse...From gangan to congas to a brass section and shekere, they all strike together to make a CD as powerful as it needs to be...Robust basslines anchor the songs in a swaying groove that the entire band rides idly while Nubia delivers his sermons. And it’s quite a compilation of lectures. Although most of the songs tend to draw awareness to the serious degradation brought about by civil war, ineffectual governments, violence amongst neighbors, public health concerns, and widespread apathy, you can almost see the smile on his face as he and his band play odes that beam with hope and positivity.

Dirk Binsau

music that moves your body and gives food for thought
Like it’s predecessors, Fèrè offers a balanced mixture of political and personal songs...And again (Beautiful Nubia) proves that he’s a guarantor for music that moves your body with infectious afro beats and brings you food for thought...Beautiful Nubia’s voice needs to be heard not only in his native continent Africa but all over the world.

kemi Azeez

beautiful nubia - a deep well of knowledge
i find a lot of things beautiful in beautiful nubia. i think i should just get used to your talent and not be at a loss for words anytime i hear your music. just hearing fere on cdbaby, i know this is yet another beautiful one from the beautiful one.
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