Odu (album)

Odu is a studio album by Nigerian Jùjú musician King Sunny Adé. It was released in 1998 on Mesa/Atlantic. Recorded at Dockside Studios, Maurice, Louisiana, it was produced by Andrew Frankel and features traditional Yoruba music.[1][2] Odù means oracle in the Yoruba divination system of Ifá.

Odu
Studio album by
Released17 March 1998 (1998-03-17)
RecordedDockside Studios, Maurice, Louisiana
GenreJùjú music
Length69:57
LabelMesa/Atlantic
ProducerAndrew Frankel
King Sunny Adé chronology
Ogun
(1997)
Odu
(1998)
Seven Degrees North
(2000)

Leo Stanley of Allmusic gave Odu a star rating of four stars out of five. He described it as a "rich, diverse album".[3] In 1999, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category.[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Jigi Jigi Isapa" — 5:36
  2. "Easy Motion Tourist" — 5:59
  3. "Alaji Rasaki" — 5:19
  4. "Mo Ri Keke Kan" — 4:04
  5. "Kiti Kiti" — 6:18
  6. "Natuba" — 6:15
  7. "Aiye Nreti Eleya Mi" — 12:50
  8. "Ibi Won Ri O" — 3:33
  9. "Kawa to Bere" — 5:32
  10. "Eri Okan (Conscience)" — 9:56
  11. "Kini Mba Ro" — 4:35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KSA — Father of Juju Music", Leadership, allAfrica, 29 May 2011, retrieved 17 October 2011
  2. ^ Simonini, Ross (17 June 2009), "King Sunny Adé's Lengthy Reign", SF Weekly, Village Voice Media, retrieved 17 October 2011
  3. ^ Stanley, Leo, "Odu — King Sunny Ade > Review", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved 17 October 2011
  4. ^ Nzewi, Meki; Nzewi, Odyke (2007), A Contemporary Study of Musical Arts: Illuminations, Reflections and Explorations, African Minds, ISBN 1-920051-65-1