03. Set Me Free
06. Turbulent Waters
Bass – Jerry Ihejeto
Drums – Candido Obajinmi
Electric Piano – Gboyega Adelaja
Guitar – Jimmy Lee Adams
Strings, Synthesizer, Congas, Electric Piano, Guitar – Biddy Wright
Recorded By, Remix, Engineer – John Malife
Trumpet – Aras Adeyemo, Solomon Omikunle
Written-By – Biddy Wright (tracks: A1), Lijadu Sisters (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B2, B3)
Arranged By – Biddy Wright, Lijadu Sisters
Recorded at the Decca Studios, Lagos, Nigeria.
Taiwo and Kehinde also pay tribute to their mother on “Turbulent Waters,” which closes the album. “Our mother had such terrible times in her life,” says Kehinde. “But she was staunch. She never gave up. If you meet turbulent waters, you must be staunch like her, and not change your ultimate destination.” The simple fact of the Lijadu Sisters’ success as recording artists did much to encourage other young Nigerian women to become singers – and the keep on keeping on spirit of “Turbulent Waters” is among those songs which several have gone on record as saying provided them with particular inspiration. The twins’ career, together with that of the Nigerian-born pop singer Patti Boulaye in Britain and Europe, spurred on a wave of female singers who emerged in the early to mid 1980s: Onyeka, Oby Onyioka, Dora Ifudu, Martha Ulaefo, Uche Ibeto, Julie Pipe and Christie Essiens among them.
Sunshine also includes two bittersweet love songs, the uptempo “Promise” and slower “Set Me Free.” The path to true love did not always run smooth for Kehinde and Taiwo, and we hear all about it here.