MEET ORANMIYAN - The Yoruba Reggae Artiste
- Post By EmDee David 7:54pm on Monday 30th May 2016
Reggae is taking a new dimension with Oranmiyan who is taking reggae music to a new dimension...Oranmiyan “my case is settled”, a name derived of a strong Yoruba deity from Ile-Ife in Osun, a stat
From morning the clouds had been heavily pregnant with rain, but refused to drop. All we got were threatening drizzles all day, as though the rain was holding back also waiting for him to mount the stage later that evening. By him I am referring to Oranmiyan (international recording artists and pioneer of the #YorubaReggae Subgenre).
He was supported by his 12 piece band called” The Local Champions”.The venue was the historic freedom park Lagos Island. The date was Sunday 22nd May to a nice gathering of friends, well wishers, fans and all who braved the drizzle all day to catch the 2 hour eclectic set.
Oranmiyan “my case is settled”, a name derived of a strong Yoruba deity from Ile-Ife in Osun, a state of Nigeria where Oranmiyan Ajagundade originated. Ajagundade "Fought to wear the Crown, a name given by the gods as he stated.
Oranmiyan was born into a family of well-known drummers and drum makers of a royal lineage. The ancestral blood and art of drumming and drum making resonated in Oranmiyan; he began drumming as soon as he could walk.
This profound respect which was developed from listening to traditional Nigerian musicians such as Aruna Ishola, Sunny Okosun, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, I.K Dairo, Fatai Rolling Dollar, and international artists such as Bob Marley and the Wailers helped fuel his energy towards shaping the creation of his unique and dynamic brand of music.
Already a familiar face at the freedom park, known for regular strong and experienced performances on the world famous #AfropolitanVibes stage, this was Oranmiyan’s debut at the Freedom Park as a performing solo artists. The 2 hour set at the freedom park this Sunday gone, went down well with the gathering and was well received with a lot of great and positive feedback.
The die has been cast and the artist well ready to build, grow, develop and embrace stardom. With a dedicated team spearheaded by YaadaMusic Jamaica and Nigerian Agent ExodusInity Promotions Oranmiyan’s success is inevitable and the world needs to pay attention to this man on his musical mission.
Team Oranmiyan want's to sincerely thank everyone that came out to support Oranmiyan and the Local Champion Bad Sunday evening at The Freedom Park. The overwhelming support we got was just amazing. We want to say a special thank you to Freedom Park for the Invitation to perform special thanks to the sound men who came on short notice. It was a great pleasure performing.