Yay! It’s another ‘Throwback Thursday’ and we present to you another classic vibe; a song from the roots of the African culture. The song which was made by the Legendary Afro Singer “Beautiful Nubia“. One of his breakout single which was titled “Seven Lives (African Boy)“.
This sensational message driven song paints the picture of a typical African Boy, who sets to leave his roots for a Journey into the world. It features the Blessings of the Ancestors, Automobiles Making Noise, the Yoruba Cultural ‘Bata Dance’ and more.
Download and listen to “Beautiful Nubia – Seven Lives (African Boy) mp3” below!…
Some Quotable Lyrics:
In my journey through the world, over land and over sea
I see different cultures and different people’s ways
I was born where the sun never sets and never rises
I was born where the heat is like a second skin
Children crying on the streets, automobiles making noise
The land is growing dry and weak, spirits dying low
The forefathers are calling me: never tire, never weaken
The pride in me is bursting loose – I’m an African boy.
On the farm my father called me down behind a tree
He said prostrate at my feet and say a few prayers
Then he told me all the stories of my brave ancestors,
“Look into my eyes son, you were born to be great”
So in the twilight I went home behind my father with a hoe
Listening to the songs of birds, whispers of the night
Singing: seven goats, seven beads,
Seven cowries, seven nuts,
Seven lifes that’s what I’ve got, I’m an African boy
Over sea, over land, over mountains and in the wild
I’ll be brave and I’ll be strong, I’m an African boy.