Nigeria Excursion

PanAfrikan Back To The Roots Festival is the celebration of the Pan-African in diaspora through the House of Oduduwa. House of Oduduwa is the Foundation and the umbrella organization founded by the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi. Its mission is to unite the Universal African in Diaspora through the Peace and Prosperity Movement. Leaders from around the world will be represented at the Pan-Afrikan Back To The Roots Festival. This includes an annual pilgrimage to Ile-Ife, the source of humanity to learn more about the black race and to familiarize themselves with authentic African culture and traditions.

Team Familiar traveled to Nigeria to play at the Pan-Afrikan Back To The Roots Festival which is hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi. The festival is a celebration of Pan-African music and culture of Diasporans as presented by the House of Oduduwa.

“We’re excited and honored to be performing for the Ooni,” said Team Familiar founder and band leader Donnell Floyd. “It’s also going to be really cool to be on the continent, see Nigeria and experience some cross-cultural pollination. We’ll be coming full-circle musically so I’m looking forward to exposing those who come to the festival to our brand of African music.”

Team Familiar was invited to West Africa’s most populous country by the Prince of Ife who saw the band play at a show in Baltimore and was amazed. The King invited the band and they will play 3 shows in 3 cities, starting with a show at the palace on Dec. 8. Go-Go Mickey will also participate in an African Drum Circle.