Africa Roars: Phyno’s “Fada Fada” As Testament To Compatibility of Cultures

By Ikenga Chronicles October 23, 2016

Africa Roars: Phyno’s “Fada Fada” As Testament To Compatibility of Cultures

The beauty that is African culture is expressed in diverse ways–literature, art, music, drama, etc– by Africans. In some cases, there is a mergence of traditional African ways of life, with the Western concepts that colonialism, and globalization have brought to us. In no other aspect of African life is this mergence more pronounced than in African music. Most genres of African music display a fusion of Western musical patterns, with traditional African musical percussion. I believe that is how Afro-hip hop (a fusion of Afro-beats and hip-hop) emerged.

Phyno’s “Fada Fada” is a valid testament to this marriage between traditional African musical styles, with the Western.More so, the song reflects the compatibility of the Western view of “God” (in this case Christianity), and the traditional African understanding/portraiture of God (witness the presence of masquerades in a song that exalts God, and the side-by-side existence of a church, masquerade,cultural dance patterns,etc).

Today on “Africa Roars”, we bring you the visuals to Phyno’s “Fada Fada”.

Enjoy it!



“Africa Roars” is Ikenga Chronicles special Sunday morning feature which draws attention to several aspects of the African culture as reflected in songs and other creative works by Africans. It is hosted by Nnaemeka Oruh.


  • Nnaemeka Oruh tweets with @oruhnc
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