At midnight, The musical group: The Cavemen, dropped their last single for the year ‘Who no know go know(WNKGK). This is a follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Roots’, a 16 track album which took a process of two years to complete. The Cavemen thought it appropriate to drop another cavy jam to celebrate the overwhelming acceptance and support they received this year. They also just recently released the visual for ‘ Beautiful rain.’
What is so special about this duo is the feeling of nostalgia one experiences whilst listening to their songs. We are thrown back to the voices of The Funkees, Oliver de Coque, Osita Osadebe e.t.c present in our childhoods at wedding celebrations, parties, christmas in our hometowns or village meetings where we were first introduced to highlife. Highlife originating from Ghana spread to other parts of West Africa becoming very popular amongst the Igbos following World War II and was the most popular genre in the 1960s. But rather than The Cavemen sounding like a blast from the past, this Alte highlife group seem like the sound of the future.
WNKGK is a declaration on the impossibility of their sound remaining a clandestine affiar. They subtly let on the impracticality of their sound not permeating every nook and cranny waking those slumbering to their rise and dominance. We will hear of them and will acknowledge their gift, in other words, who no know go know.
Written and produced by the cavemen, Benjamin Okorie and Kingsley Okorie with backup vocals from Karen Anyanwu. The song is mixed and mastered by Bigfootinyourface with trumpet accompaniment from Etuk Ubong and Guitar by Seun Adegbami. Art direction was by The Creatus. Click here to listen.