Embracing Nigerian-American Musical Roots

Offiong Bassey (2013)

Offiong Bassey: Offiong Bassey

Offiong Bassey: Offiong Bassey

The self-titled debut album by Nigerian-American vocalist Offiong Bassey embraces African-American and African musical roots. Gifted with a great voice, Offiong Bassey’s first cuts on the album present a set of easy to listen radio-oriented R&B songs. Things get much better when Offiong Bassey ventures into Afro-Jazz and Nigerian roots music, such as Afrobeat and Highlife.

The album features musicians from Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco and other parts of the globe.

Watch the video for the track Edidem below, off Offiang Bassey’s album.

Offiong Bassey’s first recording introduces a great young artist with a promising career who blends R&B, jazz and the traditional and modern sounds of Africa seamlessly.

Source: A Romero|WorldMusicCentral.org

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