Kush was one of the greatest group ever to come out of Nigeria! It consisted of Lara George, TY Bello and Emem O. Emma and Dapo Torimiro. They went on to do great things with their careers and remained relevant till date with Emem birthing another Gospel legend in the person of One Management’s Provabs, Lara George released some of the best albums Gospel music can boast of today including “Ijoba Orun” amongst others, TY Bello is a singer with great albums to her credit and has a thriving career in photography while Dapo is into music production.
Before all these achievements, these ladies had to pull through the rough terraces of the music industry in Nigeria when it was tougher than these days, read and view pictures as Lara George tells the story from the scratch:
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We went on to use some of those photos from the Don Barber photo shoot for our website located at www.kushsound.com at the time. I don't know of any other naija group or artiste that had a website at that time sha. Fab stuff! #KUSH #TellingTheKushStory #HistoryMakers #Trailblazers cc @vzhun @tybello @dapo_torimiro
“How is it that today, when the history of contemporary nigerian music is being told, #KUSH is not mentioned? In this male-dominated industry, how is it even possible that my media friends forget to talk about Kush? Is it because we are mostly women? If we were to have been men, would we have been referred to as more than just recording artistes?
You don’t need to admit that the work we did then spurred you on to do what you do today. I’m not asking that you tell the world that you secretly scored all of the #KUSH songs way back then. I wouldn’t even make you concede to the fact that you were in awe when you saw that first billboard of KUSH up in lights as you drive by that major road. All I’m asking is , when you remember to speak of Plantashun Boiz, and the Remedies, and then skip to Trybesmen or even Styl-Plus, pray tell, why do you all never ever mention #KUSH ? #Justsayin #TellingTheKushStory#HistoryMakers #Trailblazers”
Follow @LaraGeorge on Instagram with the harshtags #TellingTheKushStory#HistoryMakers #Trailblazers for more on the Kush story.
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