We hosted their show at Annabel last September (opening for KOKOROKO!) and we couldn’t help but invite them back for MOMO Festival in April! Their sound is exhilarating and groovy!
The “modern torch bearers for Highlife music” developed their own genre called ‘Highlife Fusion’ which combines Highlife, Afrobeat, Jazz, and Soul music.
The Cavemen. is Nigerian based ‘Afrocentric influenced’ duo comprising of Kingsley Chukwudi Okorie and his brother Benjamin Chukwudi James.
Filled with a desire to make the kind of music they grew up listening to, the cavemen have undertaken a journey to bring the sounds of the past into the future, positioning themselves as a bridge between generations.
Since their debut, the band have released two studio albums titled ‘Roots’ and ‘Love and Highlife’. The brothers are not only a display of masterful musicianship, but also a vibrant representation of the importance of celebrating our past heroes through music.
“Highlife in itself is a fusion, but the fusion of whatever was fused to make Highlife is what we are now combining with our contemporary state now, to make Highlife Fusion. It’s Highlife with a lot of undertones, Highlife that relates to the present and to what we are facing right now.” FROM INTERVIEW WITH “DJ BOOTH”
“The Cavemen are not only rekindling a renaissance of highlife music, they are taking us back to a time when highlife music not only portended hope but was also a source of rehabilitation – for a country in need of mending, and for generations yet to come.” FROM INTERVIEW WITH “THE NATIVE”