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Friday, November 9, 2012

Princess Rachel Yisa - Five Nigerian Gospel Music Videos

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases five videos of Nigerian Gospel music by Princess Rachel Yisa.

In addition to the great vocal & instrumental sounds of these videos, I find them interesting for the dancing, clothing, hairstyles, and scenes of everyday life shown in those videos. The video production is high quality, and includes English lyrics for each song at the bottom of each video screen.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, anthropological, aesthetic, and religious purposes.

All copyright remains with their owners.

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EDITORIAL COMMENT
I happened upon these videos of Princess Rachel Yisa while looking for information about Nupe music in Nigeria. I was so impressed with Princess Rachel Yisa's voice, and the quality of these videos that I decided to search online for information about this gifted vocalist. Unfortunately, I've not yet been able to find any biographical information about Princess Rachel Yisa. Also unfortunately, there are very few comments written on these videos' viewer comment threads, and none of the comments that I read provided any information about this Gospel music vocalist. I think that her ethnic group is Nupe from the Niger State of Nigeria, but I'm not sure about that.

However, I did find a facebook page for Princess Rachel Yisa. I've sent her a message praising her singing & her videos, informing her about this post, and asking her for biographical information. Hopefully, I'll get a response from her. If so, I will add it to this post.

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FEATURED VIDEOS
(These videos are posted in no particular order.)

Video #1

Nupe song, princess Rachael Yisa



shabako, Uploaded on Mar 25, 2009

nupe christian song

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Video #2

Princess Rachel Yisa: Kin-Kin Afrik2 (Hausa praise2)



click2tommy, Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

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Video #3

Princess Rachel Yisa: Kin-Kin Afrik (Zanadezana)



click2tommy, Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

Princess Rachel Yisa Kin-Kin Afrik (If you have him, you have it all......)

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Video #4

Princess Rachel Yisa: Kin-Kin Afrik2 (Rayideci) Nupe



click2tommy, Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

Princess Rachel Yisa Kin-Kin Afrik (Let the living praise the Lord)

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Video #5

Princess Rachel Yisa Kin-Kin Afrik2 (Gbagyi praise)



click2tommy, Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to Princess Rachel Yisa and all the other persons featured in her videos. Thanks to the composer of these songs and thanks to the producers of these videos. My thanks also to shabako and click2tommy for uploading these videos on to YouTube.

Finally, thank you for visiting pancocojams.

Viewer comments are welcome.

6 comments:

  1. Off-topic:

    In addition to my interest in Gospel music from African and African Diaspora cultures, I'm also interested in comparing similarities between African & African Diaspora dance & other movement arts.

    I happened upon these videos of Princess Rachel Yisa because I was looking for videos of the Black Greek lettered fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Members of that fraternity refer to themselves as "Nupes". That word is pronounced "NOOPS" while I think the ethnic group Nupe is two syllables and pronounced noo-pay" [Please correct me if I am wrong about that.]

    The Nupes referent used by the Kappas for themselves has its source in the first name for that fraternity "Kappa Alpha Nu".

    The Kappas, and one other Black Greek lettered fraternity- Phi Beta Sigma - and at least one Black Greek lettered sorority Sigma Gamma Rho are known for steppin with canes. Members of those organizations and others may be interested in observing Nigerian men in Video #2 dancing holding a stick, and Nigerian men in Video #5 dancing holding a small hoe.

    The fact that African men danced with sticks and/or hoes doesn't mean that African American fraternities and sororities adopted that custom from Africans. Canes & walking sticks were considered fashion symbols for gentlemen during the early 20th when those Black fraternities were founded. That's the reason why those canes were carried, and at first tapped, and then eventually twirled by Black fraternities (and members of Sigma Gamma Rho adopted tapping the cane from the Kappas.)

    I know that this information is off-topic, but I was excited when I noticed the men in these videos dancing with sticks/hoes and I wanted to share that information with other folks who might also be interested.

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    1. Thanks, Anonymous April 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

      I appreciate your comment. However, as per the policy of this blog, I'm deleting the phone number you gave in that comment. Here's the rest of your comment.

      "Recently she has been too engaged with her State Government job, which has not allowed her to release a new album. She is a great personality"

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    2. You earlier mentioned that you sent her a Facebook message, did you get a reply yet?

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    3. No. Unfortunately, I've not received any response to that message.

      Btw, the latest message that is posted to that page is under a male's name on November 2013. I don't know if that Facebook page is still active.

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  2. Really i m very very appreciate to read this blog its very important for me.thanx so much.

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  3. Thanks John Henry for your comment and for that link to that Nigerian music site.

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