The first new volume in their pioneering ‘Nigeria 70’ series for over 8 years, bringing together rare highlife, Afro-funk and juju from the ‘70s and early ‘80s. This new selection of tracks is receiving its first international release outside of Nigeria. All tracks have been restored by See Why Audio and mastered by The Carvery. The package features comprehensive sleeve notes including exclusive interviews with some of the original artists.
The compilation returns to a fertile heyday in Nigerian music when established styles like highlife and juju became infused with elements of Western jazz, soul and funk and musicians brought a proud new message post-independence. Includes tracks by major Nigerian stars Sir Victor Uwaifo, Prince Nico Mbarga and Osayomore Joseph.
FOR FANS OF: Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Victor Uwaifo, Seun Kuti, Lijadu Sisters, William Onyeabor, Ebenezer Obey, Africa Express, Tony Allen, Odion Iruoje, Orlando Julius, Francis Bebey, E.T. Mensah.