Kush - The Experience

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Kush - The Experience
Kush - The Experience

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This foursome hail from Nigeria though anybody expecting some fiery Afrobeat had better look elsewhere. This is slinky R&B with the sistahs coming on with breathily delicate harmonies while producers Jeff Taylor and Chinaku Danforth programme some lightly funky grooves over which the group can soulfully emote. As is usual when Christian groups go after the R&B market, lyrics become unrelentingly vacuous though the weakness of "Let's Live Together" is, in part at least, offset by a sister rapping in Hausa, Yoruba and Ibo. Overall, one feels that Kush are a good group let down by a far too stylised approach to their music.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Angels [Listen]
11. Rap Opera [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jesufemisi in Ilese, Ogun State, Nigeria @ 22:44 on Jul 21 2020

Kush is good as a group also individually. Their stuff is unique, I secretly pray they come back as a group. Lara is my favorite.

Posted by D in NY @ 10:54 on Dec 9 2008


I just heard a single titled Greenlight by 2 Kush Members Emem, who is now known as Mem'O featuring Dapo Torimiro and it is off the chain!

Posted by Tinuke Dada in Los Angeles, CA @ 03:58 on Nov 6 2008

Dapo Torimiro is on the verge of becoming a superstar producer/songwriter. He wrote/produced "Quickly" on John Legend's album with Brandy, and "Running" on David Archuleta's album and "Torn Down" on Brandy's cd HUMAN. Go to his website: http://www.dapomiroworks.com and sign up for his email list.

Posted by Gbemga Amona in leeds uk @ 18:22 on Sep 17 2008

Hi Ty and all hope things are going well with the group not been able to see how your doing over here in england. Have you made it over here yet with the group.My Girls friends are enjoying your cd that you gave us in 2003 as they all are into R N B and soul music these days. the girls are growing up quick these days and are at college know. best wishes to you all Gbemiga Amona

Posted by Tolu Ihidero in London, United Kingdom @ 18:52 on Jul 7 2008

Hi all, Dapo Torimiro is on MYSPACE. He is in California now and he's doing very well. He is a producer with a difference. He has spent 2 years in the states already. Dapo was the male member of KUSH. TY Bello and Lara George have released albums and singles on their own. Emem Ema is into creative stuff lately and also holds it down in a law firm on the Island in Lagos. She won a music award from a competition organised by the British Council. TY Bello is also into photography and her splendid images are frequently used in the STYLE Section of ThisDay Newspapers in Nigeria. The 4 members of Kush are doing well individually, but I believe they will come together one day for a sophomore album. Cheers.

Posted by feyiyemi dafosi in ukraine @ 15:17 on Jun 26 2008

i was really inspired with you guys songs upto the extent that i kld sing it from beginnin to d end but now plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz in the name of God,how can i download kush's song,bcos i want it on my ipod shuffle.those are the kind of songs one needs to be listenin to.tankz.bye

Posted by Tolu Ihidero in london, united kingdom @ 23:22 on Apr 29 2008

Kush was a band I really loved. I love the group's only album '' THE EXPERIENCE'' so much. I feel Kush will come together again. I like their solo moves so far, but they make much impact when they're together. I am doing some research to know what Dapo Torimiro is up to. Dapo was the male member of the group. By the way, who is your favourite Kush Member? Mine is TY Bello. Cheers.

Reply by Tolu Ihidero in London @ 11:30 on Jun 8 2009

Yeah, TY Bello is really good. She is a lady that is very focused and creative. Thanks.

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Reply by Bukola Ajayi in Ikeja, Nigeria @ 14:09 on Jun 5 2009

TY's also my favourite

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Reply by Bukola Ajayi in Ikeja, Nigeria @ 13:51 on Jun 5 2009

TY's also my favourite

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Posted by Wunmi in West Midlands @ 14:35 on Mar 9 2008

Hey folks, Kush's got one of its member doing something new on a single label though. She's TY (Toyin Bello) and I think Lara's got her one single album as well. Emem Emma has gone into promoting nigerain culture through Music and entertainment; advocating for young talents.

Posted by etim effiom in lagos nigeria @ 17:36 on Mar 6 2008

i missed you guys,where r u @.i would lik 2 no ur real names ok,i mean d 4 of u.tanks

Posted by Jan in USA @ 15:12 on Nov 30 2007

Where can I purchase their CDs?

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