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    Linda 'Babe' Majika / Thoughts Visions and Dreams feat. Ray PhiriLet's Make a DealRush Hour
    Rare, late 80s 'bubblegum' tunes from South Africa reissued via Rush Hour. Pure dancefloor fire!
    • Linda 'Babe' Majika – Let's Make a Deal
    • Thoughts Visions and Dreams feat. Ray Phiri – Step Out Of My Life
    The Unreleased Sounds Of Top RankAba/NigeriaDig This Way Records
    Eight Unreleased Digital Roots tracks made in Nigeria in the late 80s, never released or pressed, if not on a couple of test presses made on recycled plastic. Surely...
    • Yangaman Bob – Change Your Ways
    • Mysta Wey – Africa Is Burning
    • Mysta Wey – Sermon On The Mountain
    • Mysta Wey – Sweet Reggae Music
    • Yangaman Bob – Walking In The Rain, Walking In The Sun
    • The Forces – Mystic Drum
    • The Forces – Rastaman
    • The Forces – Reggae Dj
    Etuk UbongAfrica TodayNight Dreamer
    Seun Kuti endorsed Etuk Ubong makes his debut on the rapidly-becoming, label-to-watch, Night Dreamer! Nigerian trumpeter, composer and bandleader Etuk...
    • Etuk Ubong – Ekpo Mmommom
    • Etuk Ubong – African Struggle
    • Etuk Ubong – Africa Today
    • Etuk Ubong – Mass Corruption
    • Etuk Ubong – Spiritual Change
    • Etuk Ubong – The Purpose Of Creation
    Groupe RTDThe Dancing Devils of DjiboutiOstinato Records
    The first international album from the Republic of Djibouti - Groupe RTD's stunning label debut 'The Dancing Devils of Djibouti'! While the music of Somalia...
    • Groupe RTD – Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)
    • Groupe RTD – Raga Kaan Ka'Eegtow (You Are the One I Love)
    • Groupe RTD – Kuusha Caarey (The Pearl Necklace)
    • Groupe RTD – Raani (Queen)
    • Groupe RTD – Alto's Interlude
    • Groupe RTD – Uurkan Kaadonaya (I Want You)
    • Groupe RTD – Halkaasad Dhigi Magtiisa (That's Where You'll Leave His Reward)
    • Groupe RTD – Iiso Daymo (Look at Me)
    • Groupe RTD – Suuban (Joy)
    • Groupe RTD – Wiil Wille (The Jumping Man)
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    Africa Airways Six: Mile High Funk 1974 - 1981Various ArtistsAfrica Seven
    Sixth release in Africa Seven's essential compilation series, 'Africa Airways'. High-flying, Afro-boogie goodness, featuring big hitters and sought-after...
    • Eko – Ndolo Embe Mulema
    • J. M. Tim and Foty – More And More (Ye-Male)
    • Ngalle Jojo – Ngigna Loko
    • Jude Bondeze – Ndomo
    • Vicky Edimo – You
    • JK Mandengue – Kosa Mba
    • Akwassa – Be Yourself (And Don't Let Nobody)
    • Mike Kounou – My Native Land
    • Airto Fogo – Black Soul
    • Francois Misse Ngoh – Njonjo Mukambe
    Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia BrothersOzobia SpecialBBE
    Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Sound’s one and only album 'Ozobia Special' is an early 80s Igbo Highlife masterpiece, drawing on Ghana Highlife as well as traditional...
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      Fela KutiThe Complete Works Of Fela Anikulapo-KutiKnitting Factory Records
      One copy for sale £368 on Discogs! Buy it here for £268 less! 29 cds + dvd! The whole kaboodle, the whole nine yards, the big whammy. Complete indeed!...
        Fela KutiVinyl Box Set 4Compiled by Erykah BaduKnitting Factory Records
        Limited edition deluxe 7 album box set compiled by Erykah Badu
          • Fela Vinyl Box Set£99.99 £89.99
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          MarumoModiehiMr Bongo
          Modiehi' was originally released in 1982 and covers a wide number of genres from Sotho soul, Mbaqanga, disco-funk, gospel and bubblegum. Tracks have been...
          • Marumo – Modiehi
          • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
          Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo KawongoloRoots From The CongoRoots Vibration
          Congo meets Jamaica on this exceptional reggae album from the late seventies. Made in collaboration with Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Seskain Molenga and...
          • Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo – African Roots
          • Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo – Bad Food
          • Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo – Moto Ya Motema
          • Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo – Mengieb
          • Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo – Nakoya
          • Lee Perry with Seskain Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo – Guipimbu Gienn
          OnipaWe No Be MachineStrut
          Afro futurist sensations Onipa unleash their debut album, combining Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy. Featuring guest vocals from Ghanaian star...
          • Onipa – We Be No Machine
          • Onipa – Mr. Ali
          • Onipa – Yenimno
          • Onipa – Material Microdots
          • Onipa – Hey No I Say
          OlandoTenan WuLokalophon
          This Ghanaian 45 comes from singer, Olando who lives as a Frafra in the diaspora of Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti people. This title tune is a driving,...
          • Olando – Tenan Wu
          • Olando – Ba Han Toora Ho Sina.
          Orchestra Les MangelepaNyako KonyaSecousse
          Reissue of Kenya's Orchestra Les Mangelepa's hypnotic jam from 1978, 'Nyako Konya'! Remastered for today's club demands and given the remix treatment by...
          • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (2020 remaster)
          • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Uproot Andy remix)
          • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Yuksek remix)
          • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Umoja space dub)
          The Best Of Jicco Funk Vol. 1Various ArtistsDig This Way Records
          Dig This Way put the spotlight on the music released through Nigerian label Jicco Funk in the late 70s and early 80s. The first volume in the series focuses...
          • Jah Children – Giving Love To Your Fellow Man
          • The Combats – Rock On
          • Black Gold – I Want You
          • Freedom Family – Africa My Fathers Land
          • The Combats – Let's Get Together
          • The Sea Men International – Satan Don Come Across
          • Felix Lebarty's Gang – Port-Harcourt Girls
          • Jimmy Sky & The Gaylords – World Need Peace
          Orchestra BaobabMouhamadou BambaSyllart
          Reissue of this classic African LP originally released in 1981. Under the direction of the percussionist/saxophonist Issa Sissokho and recorded at the...
          • Orchestra Baobab – Mouhamadou Bamba
          • Orchestra Baobab – Ndiawolou
          • Orchestra Baobab – Boulamine
          • Orchestra Baobab – Gnawoe
          • Orchestra Baobab – Doomou Baaye
          • Orchestra Baobab – Yen Saay
          Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationBlessing (Nigeria, 1978)Soul Jazz Records
          This is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ new series of one-off pressings of limited-edition 1000 copies vinyl-only releases of Afro-funk/Afro-beat exact-replica,...
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – E Ye Ika Se
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Oromo Adie Fo
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ko S'Ohun Tan O Le Fi Gberaga
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Adio Shile
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Won Ti Gbe Oye Fun Mi
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Pataki L'Omo
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – To Ba Jisoro Mi
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Engineer Olatunji / Iya Suna
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Odun Titun De
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ao Toro Emi Gesa Fun Enia
          • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ki Aiye Ma Gbagbe Mi
          BloBulky Backside - Blo Is BackEverland Afro
          First ever and long overdue official reissue of this long lost Nigerian disco classic from 1979. For fans of 5th Dimension, The Temptations, Hot Chocolate,...
          • Blo – Make Your Body Dance
          • Blo – Bulky Backside
          • Blo – Get That Groove In
          • Blo – Suspicion
          • Blo – Neutron Bag
          • Blo – No More Brother
          • Blo – Loving Caring
          • Blo – Roots
          Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal EricosIkoto RockEverland Afro
          Reissue of a Nigerian afro-beat classic, one that never really made it out the country at the time. This is the first ever and long overdue official reissue...
          • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Ikoto Rock
          • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Wetin Dey Watch Goat, Goat Dey Watcham
          • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Akalaka
          • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Ife Nwanna Melu Nwanne
          • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Egwu Eric
          • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – I Will Tell Mama
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          Segun Bucknor & His RevolutionSon Of January 15Jet Records
          Segun Bucknor was one of the most important figures in the Nigerian music scene of the 70s, despite having only a brief career with his afrobeat unit which...
          • Segun Bucknor & His Revolution – La-La-La
          Thony Shorby NyenwiSweet Funk MusicJetrecords.fr
          Reissue of a long lost afro beat and Nigerian funk classic from 1978, a killer collection of captivating grooves and haunting melodies. For fans of Fela...
          • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Call A Spade A Spade
          • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Married Life
          • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Forgiveness
          • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – No Wrong Show
          • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Love Of Parents
          • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – People In The World
          The FacesWake Up TodayKetu Records
          Reissue of The Faces' awesome 'Wake Up Today' that was originally released in 1975. The album differs from the Afro-Funk productions of that time by its...
          • The Faces – Together We Live
          • The Faces – All I Need From You
          • The Faces – Don't Let Nobody Tell You
          • The Faces – Uyoyo
          • The Faces – Wake Up Today
          • The Faces – Shoki Shoki Shombolo
          • The Faces – My First Love
          Soul Jazz Records presents Apala:Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70Soul Jazz Records
          Soul Jazz Records new ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria. The...
          • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
          • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
          • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
          • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Orin To Mo Gbon Wa
          • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Agilinti Lomu
          • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – A.B.D. Alawiye
          • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Asa Ko Gbodo Wole Gbeiyele
          • Adeleke Aremu & His Group – Egbe Arowolo
          • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Rufai Baolgun
          • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Kiniun Kuro Leran Amu Sere
          • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – S. Aka
          • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Lekele Bale
          • Kasumu Adio and His Apala Group – Odale Ore
          • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Oko Lolomo
          • Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun and His Group – Oriki Ibeji
          • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Omo Olobi
          • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Orin Aje
          • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Sunday Babayemi
          • 1. Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
          • 2. Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
          • 3. Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
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          AntibalasFu ChroniclesDaptone
          Six lengthy, powerful and energetic tunes make up this superb album from US' finest pioneers of the contemporary Afrobeat groove - Antibalas!
          • Antibalas – Amenawon
          • Antibalas – Lai Lai
          • Antibalas – MTTT Pt . 1 & 2
          • Antibalas – Fight Am Finish
          • Antibalas – Koto
          • Antibalas – Fist Of Flowers
          Dekula BandOpikaSing A Song Fighter
          The debut album from the sensational live act Dekula Band. Centered around the legendary guitar player Dekula Kahanga (who was in the leading dance orchestra...
          • Dekula Band – Dr Chaurongo
          • Dekula Band – Zembwela
          • Dekula Band – Bi Bi Theresa
          • Dekula Band – Didier
          • Dekula Band – AIE Mwana
          • Dekula Band – Congo Acoustic
          Sidiku BuariRevolution (Live Disco Show In New York City)BBE
          Rare live album from Ghanaian Disco legend Sidiku Buari, never before reissued and originally released in 1979. In-demand from collectors across the world...
          • Sidiku Buari – Keep The Rhythm Going
          • Sidiku Buari – Ofey Karambani
          • Sidiku Buari – This Is Music
          • Sidiku Buari – Disco Soccer
          • Sidiku Buari – Revolution
          • Sidiku Buari – Together We Can Rebuild It (Ghana Motherland)
          • Sidiku Buari – Merry Christmas And Happy New Year
          • Sidiku Buari – Happy Birthday
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          KamazuKorobelaAfrosynth
          Afrosynth focuses on six songs by South African disco star, Kamazu, spanning his career from 1986 to 1997: two of his biggest hits, ‘Korobela’ and...
          • Kamazu – Indaba Kabani
          • Kamazu – Victim
          • Kamazu – Why
          • Kamazu – Korobela
          • Kamazu – Mjukeit
          • Kamazu – Atikatareni
          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
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          The Crest And The HideBy Harold CourlanderCoward, McCann & Geoghegan
          • Original Book (300g)£20.00
            Second-hand hardback, in great condition ex-library with stamps, dustjacket plastic covered
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          Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsTalazo '84 (1984)Omo Aje
            • Original LP£20.00
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            Ismaël Lô ‘L’Homme OrchestreGor Sayina’Syllart
            Official first reissue of the first album of Ismaël Lô, one of the greatest Senegalese musician, initially released in 1980 and produced by Ibrahima...
              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerBarry Wonder (1987)Siky Oluyole Records
                • Original LP£20.00
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                Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerBarry Wonders At 40Siky Oluyole Records
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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
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                  iZemiZem RemixesPura Vida Sounds
                  iZem pumps new energy into Les Frères Smiths’ afro funk tune 'Ekolo' and Guts' infections tune 'L’Origine du Mond'. Two killer reworks for the dancefloor!
                  • Les Fères Smith – Ekolo (iZem Remix)
                  • Guts – L’Origine du Monde (iZem Remix)
                  Fela KutiArmy ArrangementKnitting Factory Records
                  Fela Kuti stories Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade ofmilitary rule told through this album, originally released...
                  • Fela Kuti – Army arrangement (vocal)
                  Fela KutiCoffin For Head Of StateKnitting Factory Records
                  Fela Kuti made some frantic albums in his career--ones that popped with his enthusiastic political disobedience and ones that roared with fury at the Nigerian...
                  • Fela Kuti – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
                  Fela KutiJ.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) Live!! At Kalakuta RepublikKnitting Factory Records
                  Originally released in 1977, ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ features Fela lampooning Nigeria’s ‘been-tos’, people who had been to Europe or America...
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                    Hugh Masekela and CompanyLive in LesothoMatsuli Music
                    Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba’s double-bill Lesotho concert was a daring, defiant and ultimately dazzling act. For the first time since its limited...
                    • Hugh Masekela and Company – Ashiko
                    • Hugh Masekela and Company – Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna
                    • Hugh Masekela and Company – Stimela
                    • Hugh Masekela and Company – Part of a Whole
                    • Hugh Masekela and Company – Sister Fania
                    • Hugh Masekela and Company – The Healing Song
                    Fela KutiV.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power)Knitting Factory Records
                    Performed by Fela and his Afrika 70 at the renowned Berlin Jazz Festival in 1978, this live recording of V.I.P. is possibly Fela’s most profound vilification...
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                      Fela Kuti & Roy AyersMusic Of Many ColoursKnitting Factory Records
                      Reissue of the classic ‘Music Of Many Colours’, the joint album between Roy Ayers and Fela Kuti, recorded after a three week tour of Nigeria’s major...
                      • Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
                      • Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – Africa-Center Of The World
                      PolyswitchFeverish Cuts Vol.2Astrofever Records
                      Wicked kwaito/afro-house music vibes from Casablanca based producer, Polyswitch!
                      • Polyswitch – Pluto, Love, Praxis
                      • Polyswitch – Ngozi
                      • Polyswitch – Ancestral Fever
                      • Polyswitch – Ode to the Underdog
                      • Polyswitch – Testarossa Uheme
                      • Polyswitch – Peer Pressure
                      Don LakaI Wanna Be MyselfCultures Of Soul
                      Reissue of Don Laka's in-demand, second album from 1984. Features floor-filling classics such as 'Let's Move The Night'; the silky-smooth stepper 'Need...
                      • Don Laka – Don't You Like It
                      • Don Laka – Need To Love
                      • Don Laka – Falling In Love With You
                      • Don Laka – Let's Celebrate
                      • Don Laka – I Wanna Be Myself
                      • Don Laka – Let's Move The Night
                      Ahemaa NwomkroYe Fre YenLokalophon
                      Wicked Ghanian ashanti style 7" from Ahemaa Nwomkro on new Philophon offshoot label Lokalophon. Recommeded!
                      • Ahemaa Nwomkro – Ye Fre Yen
                      • Ahemaa Nwomkro – Me Bo Wo Din
                      Peter KingOmo LewaMr Bongo
                      Mr Bongo reissued 'Omo Lewa' by Nigerian born band leader and multi- instrumentalist Peter King came into the world in 1976. From start to finish, King...
                        Shina Williams & His African PercussionsShina WilliamsMr Bongo
                        Mr Bongo delve further into the back catalogue of Nigerian bandleader, Shina Williams, with the first official reissue of his self-titled classic. A deep,...
                        • Shina Williams & His African Percussions – Ise Aje Male
                        Antoinette KonanAntoinette KonanAwesome Tapes From Africa
                        Reissue of Antoinette Konan's self-titled, electro-Baoulé blaster from 1986! This eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The...
                        • Antoinette Konan – Kokoloko Tani
                        • Antoinette Konan – M'ackô
                        • Antoinette Konan – Enfants Du Monde (Version Baoulé)
                        • Antoinette Konan – Abidjan Adja
                        • Antoinette Konan – Evignen
                        • Antoinette Konan – Yalé
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                        Aziza BrahimSahariGlitterbeat
                        The acclaimed Saharawi singer-songwriter and activist Aziza Brahim, returns for her third Glitterbeat album. Produced in Barcelona by Aziza with Amparo...
                        • Aziza Brahim – Cuatro Proverbios
                        • Aziza Brahim – Sahari
                        • Aziza Brahim – Hada Jil
                        • Aziza Brahim – Lmanfa
                        • Aziza Brahim – Mujayam
                        • Aziza Brahim – Leil
                        • Aziza Brahim – Masaa Tufulati
                        • Aziza Brahim – Ard El Hub
                        • Aziza Brahim – Las Huellas
                        • Aziza Brahim – Ahlami
                        Bukky LeoTribute to Fela Kuti, Vol. 2 (Live at the Jazz Cafe)Drift Recordings
                        Legendary Lagos saxophonist Bukky Leo continues his celebration of Fela Kuti with a second volume in his 'Tribute To Fela Kuti' series, recorded live at...
                        • Bukky Leo – Follow Follow (Live)
                        • Bukky Leo – Sorrow Tears and Blood (Live)
                        • Bukky Leo – Confusion (Live)
                        Fela KutiUnderground SystemKnitting Factory Records
                        Reissue of one of Fela's later recordings, comprised of two extended tracks, the title cut and the classic, 'Pansa Pansa'.
                        • Fela Kuti – Underground System
                        • Fela Kuti – Pansa Pansa