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FLOXY BEE, the Queen of Hikosso Music
In 2012, FLOXY BEE — the Queen of Hikosso Music — was made the Yeye Asa (Mother of the Source) of Ile-Ife Iyanfoworogi, in recognition of her musical achievements and her efforts over the years to further the musical and cultural traditions of Nigeria throughout the African diaspora.
Since age 16, Floxy has been performing and recording. She has received numerous awards for her Hikosso music — a mixture of Highlife, Makossa, Soukous, Juju and Afrobeat. She has received citations from the cities of Boston and Newark for her efforts to bridge cultures through music.
The daughter of a captain in the Nigerian army, growing up on military bases allowed her a deep understanding of the many cultural and musical traditions of Nigeria, as the army was a melting pot of all of Nigeria’s tribes. The church gave her an appreciation for the rich African Christian tradition. The traditional culture was inscribed in her as an infant and again on her cheeks as a young girl.
Achieving success for a woman in Africa is difficult, and as a singer, even harder. The Yoruba believe that a person is born with a purpose. Anyone hearing Floxy Bee sing will know that her purpose is to make music. She has done so famously in Africa and in the U.S.
1996: “I Go Die for You” (CD)
2000: “Hikossoul” (CD)
2004: “Ajulo” (CD)
2008: “Orimitikore” (VCD)
2008: “Songs of Universal Love/S.O.U.L. (VCD)
2110: “Adura Mi Ti Gba” (VCD)
2011: “Eko Oni Baje & Meta Meta (VCD)
2012: “Merry Christmas Oluwatoyin/God Is Worthy of Praise (CD)
2013: “Oluwatoyin” (VCD)
World Music/Traditional | World Music/Contemporary | Jazz
- New York, NY
YeYe Asa Festival in New York; Celebrating African Women succeeding, changing their culture for the better
YeYe Asa Festival/NY; Celebrating African women succeeding, changing their culture for the better
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:30pm at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th St. New York, NY 10025
Every year in early December, there is a cultural festival in Ile-Ife Iyanfoworogi, in the heart of Yorubaland. At 2012 festival, Nigerian singer and entertainer FLOXY BEE — a.k.a the Hikosso Queen — became a Chief: the YeYe Asa (Mother of Culture) of...
- 12/07/2013, New York, NY, Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 8:30 pm View