The Lijadu Sisters
|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||afrobeat female vocalists african nigeria twins world funky|
Sisters Kehinde and Taiwo Lijadu began working as session vocalists in Nigerian recording studios in the late 60s, and recorded their first own-name album, Iya Mi Jowo, in 1969, going on to release an average of one new album every two years until the mid-80s. Their style, a catholic mixture of Afrobeat, funk and straightforward pop, was pleasant enough, but would have fared much better in the international marketplace towards which their label, West African Decca Records, strove to place them, given strong and individual production. In 1990 they supported General Prince Adekunle on his Evil Cabal album.