Extract from the liner notes for Nigeria Special vol 2 written by Miles Cleret
"Twins Seven Seven is the sole survivor in a line of seven sets of twins from the Oshogbo royal family – this part of Nigeria is renowned for producing a larger than usual number of twin sets. As well as being a painter, Taiwo Olaiyi Salau (his real name) is well known as a musician, actor, poet and writer. Always easily recognisable, Twins is a very flamboyant character who featured in Ginger Baker’s ill-fated film (Ginger Baker In Africa) from 1972, always wearing his trademark, pink, flared, collared suit, huge sunglasses and braided hair. His music (as is his art) is heavily rooted in Yoruba culture and mythology. His xylophone lines over traditional rhythms sound ethereal and quite unlike anything else form the time. Twins continued to make groundbreaking music throughout the 1970s, and he has continued right up until the present day. Also, his art now sells worldwide. One particular musical highlight is his 1974 LP for the New York label Makossa, entitled Oshun, a two-part 30-minute experimental suite."
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Extract from the liner notes for Nigeria Special vol 2 written by Miles Cleret

"Twins Seven Seven is the sole survivor in a line of seven sets of twins from the Oshogbo royal family – this part of Nigeria is renowned for producing a larger than usual number of twin sets. As well as being a painter, Taiwo Olaiyi Salau (his real name) is well known as a musician, actor, poet and writer. Always easily recognisable, Twins is a very flamboyant character who featured in Ginger Baker’s ill-fated film (Ginger Baker In Africa) from 1972, always wearing his trademark, pink, flared, collared suit, huge sunglasses and braided hair. His music (as is his art) is heavily rooted in Yoruba culture and mythology. His xylophone lines over traditional rhythms sound ethereal and quite unlike anything else form the time. Twins continued to make groundbreaking music throughout the 1970s, and he has continued right up until the present day. Also, his art now sells worldwide. One particular musical highlight is his 1974 LP for the New York label Makossa, entitled Oshun, a two-part 30-minute experimental suite."

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