Nigeria 70 Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos

Strut
  • 1. moneyman and the super 5 international – life
  • 2. ali chukwaumah & his peace makers international – henrietta
  • 3. the don isaac ezekiel combination – ire
  • 4. dr victor olaiya's international all-stars – kinringjingbin
  • 5. zeal onja & his music – idegbani
  • 6. admiral dele abiodun & his top hitters international – it's time for juju music
  • 7. eji oyewole – untiy in africa
  • 8. tunde mabadu – viva disco (instrumental)
  • 9. sina bakare – inu mimo
  • 10. soki ohale's uzzi – bisi's beat
  • 11. bola johnson & his easy life top beats – e ma s'eka
  • 12. etuborn rex williams & his nigerian artistes – ama mbre ewa
  • 13. chief commander ebenezer obey & his international brothers – ajoyjio

Strut return with another fantastic rare and obscure seventies Nigerian collection from their legendary Nigeria 70 series!

Excavating another choice batch of rare grooves from Nigeria’s label archives, the new edition places the spotlight on some of the deeper fusions happening across the country during the 1970s as traditional guitar highlife blended with jazz and funk, hypnotic juju grooves became more progressive and young Nigerian bands came through with their own heavy West African take on U.S. soul, funk, disco and rock.

As on the previous Nigeria 70 volumes, all of the featured selections are previously unissued outside of Nigeria. Tracks range from the dynamite big band workout of Alex Ringo’s Moneyman & The Super 5 International to the Congolese guitar-drenched ‘Henrietta’ by the late Ali Chukwumah, former member of Stephen Osita Osadebe’s Sound Makers. Darker psych grooves from Don Isaac Ezekiel sit alongside raw college funk from college band Tabanaku comprising students from the University Of Ife. Highlife legend Victor Olaiya unleashes a slow, languorous Afro jam lifted from a rare Polydor 45 and juju legend Ebenezer Obey cooks up a lilting, deeply beautiful mid-tempo groove from 1970 in a musical plea for peace.

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