Kele Okereke – Yemaya

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke, who so far released his solo material as Kele, just put out the first song under his full name. It’s the beautifully intimate, acoustic track Yemaya.

Okereke says about the song: β€œIn the west African Yoruba religion, Yemaya is the mother goddess of the ocean, she is kinda the patron saint of pregnant women and fertility. According to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and the first mortal humans were created from her womb. When I knew we were having a baby she started to be appear in my thoughts and dreams a fair bit.”

The singer recently announced a seven date acoustic solo tour through Europe.


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