Angélique Kidjo – Agolo

Angelique Kidjo Agolo:

Agolo is a song by Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo, from her 1994 album, Ayé.

The Afro-pop song, produced by David Z, was instantly an international success, ultimately giving the songstress her fist Grammy nomination for Best Music Video.

The main verse of the song is in Nigerian Yoruba language:

Mo ri o ri o Alajumoke nlo  => I’ve seen you before……Alajumoke is going..

E maa se fo’ya l’eni =>   Thou should not be scared today

Ife fun gbogbo wa e =>   Love for us all

E maa se gbagbe ife =>  Thou shall not forget love

Ife fun ile Baba wa    =>   Love for our father land

Ife aaye yi le             =>   Love for this world is strong

Igbadun fun wa eh   =>    Celebration for us all

Cute, right? ?


© 1994 Island Records.

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