The Lijadu sisters make good times music. It’s sunny, everyone is feeling good, and life is great!
The actual sound, close as it is to being sonic sunshine, fuses Afro-beat and traditional Nigerian sounds with western styles such as disco and funk, even to the extent that they sing in both English and Yoruba.
“Come On Home” is a cheerful song, with a limber bassline driving the piece forward, and some carefree piano riffs decorating the soundscape like sea shells on a lush beach.
The singing is of course tremendously soulful, with a special sort of harmoniousness that is easily explained by the fact that the duo are identical twins.
It’s quite a slow song, with a chilled out, contented nature.
The song is from the 1979 album Horizon Unlimited. The two stopped making music in the 80s, but recently came out of retirement to perform a William Onyeabor tribute show.