Adetokunbo: Maroon Music

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released April 7, 2015

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Track Name: What is Maroon Music?
African refugees that escaped slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements were called Maroons. The term can also be applied to their descendants. The same root word also gives us the English verb "to maroon".

When runaway slaves banded together and subsisted independently they were called Maroons. On the Caribbean islands, runaway slaves formed bands and on some islands formed armed camps. Maroon communities faced great odds to survive against oppressive attackers, obtain food for subsistence living, and to reproduce and increase their numbers.

There is much variety among Maroon cultural groups because of differences in history, geography, African nationality, and the culture of indigenous people throughout the Western hemisphere.

Maroon settlements sometimes developed Creole languages by mixing European tongues with their original African languages. Other times the Maroons would adopt the local European language as a common tongue, for members of the community frequently spoke a variety of Mother Tongues.

What you are about to hear is A Families journey to reacquire their Mother Tongue through song. Their goal is to reacquire that which was lost in the Middle Passage. Let this music, Maroon Music; serve as their testament to freedom in a world that has nothing but contempt for the self liberated.”
Track Name: PLUSLOVE
English Translation: (for Yoruba scroll down)

Hello African Family,
I learned that I have Yoruba blood
Fulani, Fula and Balanta as well
I want to introduce myself
And my children in my Mother Tongue
Although this is my goal
I will make mistakes in this Orik
I ask for your forgiveness

My birth name is Hanief
but my Yoruba name is
Adebowale Adetokunbo
I love the African Family!

I love my kids very much
God is the Father of my Family
We are The Adetokunbos
We love the African Family!

My first Son is Hanief
but his Yoruba name is
Adewale Adetokunbo
I love the African Family!

Serenity is my Daughter
but her Yoruba name is
Omotunde Adetokunbo
She loves the African Family!

Hello African Family
I have returned speaking Yoruba
I have joy because
I can introduce myself
and my family in my Mother Tongue
Although this is my goal
I will make mistakes in this Oriki
for this I ask for your forgiveness

I was born in America
California is the state I am from
Children of Odogbolu in America
embraced me….Beautiful Love
The King of Odogbolu gave me
my very powerful name
Omega Psi Phi is my brotherhood
Fraternity at the university
My friends forever
God is forever my Father
If we don't see the truth
We will be slaves to man
We should never submit to racists
We must fight for freedom
I do not need a gun for the wicked
but to kill the thoughts of the enemy

I was born in America
California is the state I am from
Children of Odogbolu in America
embraced me….Beautiful Love
The King of Odogbolu gave me
my very powerful name
Omega Psi Phi is my brotherhood
Fraternity at the university
My friends forever
God is forever my Father
If we don't see the truth
We will be slaves to man
We should never submit to racists
We must fight for freedom
I do not need a gun for the wicked
but to kill the thoughts of the enemy

Yoruba :

Bawo ni Idile Ọmọ Africa
Mo kọ pe mo ni oje Yoruba
Fulani ati Fula si Balanta
Mo fe fi ara mi han
Ati omo mi ni ede abinibi mi
Botilejepe idi-pataki mi niyi
Maa se aṣiṣe ni Oriki yi
Mo beere ki o pe nidariji mi

Oruko abiso mi ni Hanief
Sugbon oruko Yoruba mi ni
Adebowale Adetokunbo
Mo nife idile Adulawo
Mo nife pupo awon omo mi
Olorun ni Baba ebi mi
A wa ni Adetokunbo
A ife idile Adulawo
Omokurin akoko mi ni Hanief
Sugbon oruko Yoruba o ni
Adewale Adetokunbo
Mo ife idile Adulawo

Omobinrin mi ni Serenity
Sugbon oruko Yoruba o ni
Omotunde
Adetokunbo
A ife idile Adulawo

Jihad ni Omokurin ikeji mi
Sugbon oruko Yoruba o ni
Adebola Adetokunbo
Mo nife idile Adulawo
Bawo ni idile Ọmọ Africa
Mo ti pada nsoro ede Yoruba
Mon layo nitorina
Mo le fi ara mi han
Ati ebi mi ni ede abinibi mi
Botilejepe idi-pataki mi niyi
Maa se aṣiṣe ni Oriki yi
Mo beere ki o pe nidariji mi

Mo bibi ni America
California steeti ni mo ti wa
Omo Odogbolu ni America
ṣo mi daṣa ife lewa
Alaye ni Odogbulo fun mi
Gbora pupo l’oruko mi
Omega Psi Phi l’egbe awon okunrin mi
Fraternity mi ni si yunifasity
Ore mi titi lailai
Olorun Baba mi titi lai lai
Bi mo ko ri l’otito wa
Maa se o l’eru fun eniyan
A ko nii teba t’afawoberaga
Agbodo ija fun ominira
Mon ko ni ibon fun oṣika
Sugbon pa a’moran ku ni ota

Mo bibi ni America
California steeti ni mo ti wa
Omo Odogbolu ni America
ṣo mi daṣa ife lewa
Alaye ni Odogbulo fun mi
Gbora pupo l’oruko mi
Omega Psi Phi l’egbe awon okunrin mi
Fraternity mi ni si yunifasity
Ore mi titi lailai
Olorun Baba mi titi lai lai
Bi mo ko ri l’otito wa
Maa se o l’eru fun eniyan
A ko nii teba t’afawoberaga
Agbodo ija fun ominira
Mon ko ni ibon fun oṣika
Sugbon pa a’moran ku ni ota
Track Name: #AITH
Algeria, Angola, Benin, and Botswana
Ethiopia, Sudan, Niger, and Ghana
Central African Republic, Chad and Uganda
Malawi, Mauritius, Mali, and Rwanda
Tanzania, Guinea Bissau, Togo and Congo
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Egypt, and Morocco
Seychelles, Somalia, Libya, and Nigeria
Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Liberia
The Guinea, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Zambia
South Africa, Namibia, Gabon and Gambia
Cameroon, Comoros and Djibouti
Madagascar, Lesotho and Burundi
Swaziland, Senegal and Sao Tome’
Kenya, DRC, Ivory Coast and Principe
Sierra Leone, Western Sahara and Tunisia
Cape Verde, and Equatorial Guinea I see ya
So if you see me when I’m out and about
Without a doubt AFRICA'S IN THE HOUSE!
Track Name: Adupe
“Please count your blessings with me!”


We give thanks to God!
We give thanks Amen!
God has brought us happiness so we give thanks
(I am counting my blessings)


1. Okan
2. Eji
3. Eta
4. Erin
5. Arun
6. Efa
7. Eje
8. Ejo
9. Esan
10. Ewa

We give thanks Amen!
Since I have this voice
I will use it to show God’s glory!
I am counting my blessings!
Track Name: Olodumare
Olodumare (Mighty God)

Mo juba re (I revere/worship you)
Mo juba re
Olodumare (Mighty God)
Olodumare (Mighty God)


Oba ti aye (King of the World)
Oba ti aye
Olodumare (Mighty God)
Olodumare (Mighty God)

Mo iranse re (I serve you)
Mo iranse re

Ti ti aye (Immutable/unchainging)
Ti ti aye

Chorus ( from “I Believe” by John P. Kee)

“I’ll have my mansion now
I believe (x3)
I’ll do all things through Christ
I believe (x3)
I believe just what he said”

(Verse 2)

Mo emi ni re (My Soul is yours)
Mo emi ni re
Olodumare (Mighty God)
Olodumare (Mighty God)


Alaidibaje (Invinsible)
Alaidibaje

Mo nise re (I work for you)
Mo nise re

E fun mi irele (You give me peace)
E fun mi irele

(Verse 3)

Mo juba re (I revere/worship you)
Mo emi ni re (My Soul is yours)
Olodumare (Mighty God)
Olodumare (Mighty God)

Oba ti aye (King of the World)
Alaidibaje (Invinsible)

Mo iranse re (I serve you)
Mo nise re (I work for you)

Ti ti aye (Immutable/unchainging)
E fun mi irele (You give me peace)

Chorus