Nigerian Artist is a One-Man Body Beating Band Nigerian artist Joseph Omotoye, known as Jojo Bodybeats, uses his entire body — including his mouth, lips, shoulder, chest, stomach and a spoon beaten against his cheeks — to make extraordinary "body music."
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Nigerian Artist is a One-Man Body Beating Band

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Nigerian Artist is a One-Man Body Beating Band

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Nigerian artist Jojo Bodybeats uses his mouth, cheeks, stomach, head, chest and legs to make music. Courtesy of www.jojobodybeat.com hide caption

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For Nigerian artist Joseph Omotoye, the human body can be a one-man band.

Omotoye, known as Jojo Bodybeats, uses his entire body — including his mouth, lips, shoulder, chest, stomach and a spoon beaten against his cheeks — to make extraordinary "body music."

Omotoye says that for him, everyday bodily functions can be opportunities to make music on his "bodiophone." He belches, sneezes, talks, eats and drinks to his own rhythm.