This song by the Nigerian artist Flavour is actually a remix of an older song by Cardinal Rex Lawson, a Nigerian musician from the 60tees. However, for his background rhythm Flavour used a Cuban melody that was first recorded in the 1930tees. This Cuban melody, a son pregón, is one of the most famous Cuban recordings ever. It’s called “El Manisero” or “The Peanut Vendor”.
It’s a wondrous thing to witness the ancestors going back in spirit to the place they once left behind. And that through their music. Music truly is a wondrous thing.