Sounds of the Universe first began as a shop specialising in rare original vinyl - over 25 years ago! We source original vinyl from all around the world - America, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Nigeria, Europe, Jamaica and even further afield. We sell original albums, 45s, 12”s (and books too!).

    All our original vinyl is 100% guaranteed. This means if you are not happy with the condition when you receive it, just return it to us and we will refund your money - no problem.

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    Mahmoud AhmedYalem Baytewarnegn (1974)Mahmoud Records
    Superb super-super-rare unplayed Ethiopian ORIGINAL vinyl in original picture sleeve! A thing of great beauty! Awesome vocals of Mahmoud Ahmed...
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn
    • Mahmoud Ahmed – Tidar Lenurachen
    • Original 7"£60.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Ethiopian 7" in pic sleeve! Unplayed and shiny but has some occasional minor background sounds
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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    Greatest Highlife Hits (1987)Various
      • Original LP£18.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: GOriginal Nigerian vinyl, has side spine wear

        High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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      Bro. Joel The ShepherdChoruses We LoveUzy Music
      Original Nigerian Vinyl! Digital highlife Rare Independent Nigerian vinyl (not on discogs!) . VG/Sleeve G+ (wear) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
      • Bro. Joel The Shepherd – Ejim Chineke
      Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaMy Woman (1986)Ogene Records
      Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG+(has minor crackles at start), sleeve VG   +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – My Woman
      Prince Nico Mbarga And Rocafil JazzSweet Mother (1976)RAS (2)
      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl Vinyl VG lot of surface marks plays well/Sleeve VG-High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
      • Prince Nico Mbarga And Rocafil Jazz – Sweet Mother
      King Sunny Ade and his African BeatsIjinle Odu (1982)Sunny Alade Records Ltd
      Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital Juju - deep!Vinyl VG, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • King Sunny Ade and his African Beats – Oro Oko Ati Iyawo
      Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandAdam And Eve (1977)Decca
      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG- /Sleeve G only (tape/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
      • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – Adam And Eve
      Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers InternationalIfe Onye Metalu (1987)Polydor
      Quality deep stuff Rare Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG- (some background noise/surface marks), sleeve VG- (quite lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme...
      • Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers International – Ife Onye Metalu
      Oriental Brothers InternationalObi Nwanne (1980)Afrodisia
      • Oriental Brothers International – Obi Nwanne
      • Oriental Brothers International – Ebele Onye Uwa
      • Original LP£25.00
        Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGRare Original Nigerian vinyl, Afrodesia label.Surface marks, plays well, sleeve wear

        +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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      Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerBarry Wonder (1987)Siky Oluyole Records
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl , surface marks plays fine

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        Prince WillieExplosion (Yakpotuba) (1993)Kokoma
        Rare independent Nigerian 90s high-energy digital highlife Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
        • Prince Willie – Yakpotuba
        Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International (1976)Afrodisia
        Original Nigerian vinyl (Afrodesia label) Vinyl VG ( surface marks plays well), sleeve F/G- (wear, spines split/taped)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
        • Oriental Brothers International – Murtala Mohammed
        Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & his Nigeria Sound Makers InernationalMakojo (1985)Polygram Records
        Original Nigerian Vinyl!
        • Chief Stephen Osita & his Nigeria Sound Makers Inernational – Makojo
        • Original LP£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGRare Independent Nigerian vinyl.
          +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          Has some marks, sleeve wear. 100% guaranteed.
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        King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsMerciful (1987)Atom Park
        Quality Digital JujuRARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- (wear) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on...
        • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – The Merciful God
        Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationLate Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1987)Kollington Records
        Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee on this...
        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
        Adewale AyubaBubble (1991)CBS
        Heavy and deep! Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG/VG+, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
        • Adewale Ayuba – We Are Happy People
        King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsThe Child (1988)Atom Park
        RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG/Sleeve VG- (wear/creasing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
        • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ayo Orun Sokale
        Les Petits Chanteurs-Danseurs De KengeLife In The Bush (La Vie En Brousse) / Young Congo SingsRoulette
        Rare Authentic Congo choir recorded in 1960s
          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original = Original USA Vinyl NM-/Sleeve NM- (cutout, sealed, opened once)

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          Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Explosion (1992)Siky Oluyole Records
          Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG-, sleeve VG-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're...
          • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Fuji Exlosion
          Prince Chyke Jonathan Snr. And The Exhort FraternityContinental SurvivalGecue
          RARE Original Nigerian vinyl. Nigeria digital roots reggae. Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Prince Chyke Jonathan Snr. And The Exhort Fraternity – Island Nigeria
          Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationNigeria Kole Ku (1983)Kollington Records
          RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP G ONLY lots of marks plays ok /Sleeve VG (writing on front)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Kosi Ewu Loko
          Sonny Okosun3rd World (1980)EMI
          Afro-Disco Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl G- (background noise) , sleeve G(wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Sonny Okosun – Tire Ni Oluwa
          Ultimate Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental BrothersKwu-Kwa-Ezi-Okwu (1995)Super International
          Original Nigerian Vinyl! Excellent Digital highlifeRare Independent Nigerian vinyl, recorded at Afrodisia . VG+ vinyl/VG sleeve (side wear) +High-end...
          • Ultimate Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers – Anyi-Ga-Ebi (We Shall Live)
          • Original LP£20.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG
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          Sonny OkosunFire In Soweto (1978)EMI
          Funky afro-beat reggae funk Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG, sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Sonny Okosun – Liberation
          • Sonny Okosun – Revolution Stop
          Joe NezMemories Of Joe Nez (1988)Scantone Records
          Original Nigerian vinyl. Sort of Nigeria funky reggae. Vinyl VG- , sleeve VG (not this pic just few creases)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
          • Joe Nez – Leave Me Alone
          • Joe Nez – Song Of Happiness
          King Sunny AdeMo Dupe (Gratitude) (1985)Sunny Alade
          Quality digital roots hi-life Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG+ , sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • King Sunny Ade – Ka Jo Mu Jo
          Anna MwaleAfrican Song (1984)CBS
          Rare South African boogie/discoVG vinyl, G sleeve. ORIGINAL AFRICAN VINYL+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Anna Mwale – Kwacha Ngwee (Daylight Has Come)
          • Anna Mwale – Kabuku
          Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerOkiki (1986)Siky Oluyole Records
          Heavy! Deep!Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG+ , sleeve G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Olunrete
          Oliver De CoqueDestiny (1993)(Akalaka)Ogene Records
          Quality independent highlifeOriginal Nigerian vinyl. (none for sale on discogs)Vinyl G ( listen actual audio), sleeve G- (lot of wear)+High-end...
          • Oliver De Coque – Destiny (Akalaka(
          Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaMbulubia Uwa (1984)Ogene Records
          Original Nigerian vinyl. (one on discogs)Vinyl G-, sleeve F/G-+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Mbulubia Uwa
          Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaAppreciation (1992)Leader Record
          Quality modern highlifeOriginal Nigerian vinyl. (none for sale on discogs)Vinyl G, sleeve G-+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Appreciation
          Orits WillikiWha' Dis Wha' Dat (1991)Premier Music
          Very Rare Original Nigerian LP/EP vinyl - digital roots/reggae dancehall Nigerian stylee, check the audio!
          • Orits Williki – Wha' Dis Wha' Dat
          • Orits Williki – Heart of Stone (Extended Version)
          • Original LP£35.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl clean,

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          Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsTalazo '84 (1984)Omo Aje
            • Original LP£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal Nigerian vinyl, VG
              100% guarantee on this and all original vinyl at Sounds of the Universe
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            Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerBarry Wonders At 40Siky Oluyole Records
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl , surface marks plays well, sleeve wear

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              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage Series II - Barry Wonder (1988)Siky Oluyole Records
              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!
              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Fuji Garbage Series II
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl , surface marks plays fine

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              Warrior & His Oriental Brothers InternationalMy Success (1981)
              Original Nigerian Vinyl! Vinyl/sleeve VG Lots of surface scratches plays well /sleeve F/G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
                Ladysmith Black MambazoTwo Worlds One Heart (1990)Warner Bros. Records
                South African harmony group.
                  • Original LP£7.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal UK vinyl, old price sticker on front
                    100% Guaranteed original vinyl
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                  Sir Shina Adewale And His Super Stars InternationalVerse 5 (1978)Wel-Kadeb Records
                  Rare Nigerian LP
                    • Original LP£40.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Nigerian LP - Vinyl is great, sleeve is solid but wavy.
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                    Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandThank You (Ose) (1983)Obey
                    Wicked juju soundsOriginal Nigerian vinyl. RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- lot of wearHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                      Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandVictory (1987)OBEY
                      Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G only lot of wear at top +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                        King Sunny AdeMy Dear (1986)Atom Park
                        RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of marks plays well/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
                        • King Sunny Ade – E Gbe Kini Yi Laruge
                        Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandPeace (1983)Obey
                        Groovy synth meets Hawaian guitar! DEEP RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG /Sleeve VG (wear/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                        • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – O Ti Pe Ti Mo Ti Ngbo Orin Obey
                        Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage III (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                        Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                          Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerCurrent Affairs (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                          Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear, creasing, tear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Current Affairs
                          Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerMilitarySiky Oluyole Records
                          Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl Looks good but plays G+ only, sleeve G+(lot of wear/tape)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
                          • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Military
                          Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsIwa (1982)Siky Oluyole Records
                          Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                          • Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji Vibrations – Iwa
                          Wasiu Ayinde BarristerElo-Sora (1985)Omo Aje
                          Heavy! RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+- listen actual audio/Sleeve VG+ (writing on front and back)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          • Wasiu Ayinde Barrister – Mo Dupe
                          King Sunny AdeJealousy (1987)Atom Park
                          RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of surface marks plays well /Sleeve VG- (lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          • King Sunny Ade – Sokoyokoto
                          King Sunny AdeGet Up (1990)Atom Park
                          RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (top spine unglued)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                          • King Sunny Ade – E Dide E Mujo
                          Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationMessage (1988)Kollington Records
                            • Original LP£15.00
                              Vinyl condition: GSleeve condition: VG-Original = Original NIGERIAN vinyl LOT OF SURFACE MARKS plays pretty well
                              100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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