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Oya Oya O

This verse can be heard in this youtube video between these timestamps: 6:49 - 7:34

In this recording, the song may begin with a longer “rezo”.


common spelling common pronunciation
elego~ya bi oh yare eh-leh-go~oya bee oh yah-ray


common spelling common pronunciation
oya oya o oh-yah oh-yah oh

Need Help?

  • Listen to the akpwon (vocalist/chanter)! In the recording from Abbilona (Oya I), the song is changing the tempo and sounds like a longer rezo before it begins the call/response noted above. Listen carefully and follow the lead.


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