SNDWCD009 – Nigeria Special! Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6

Nigeria Special! Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6

Nigeria 1970. Highlife, Afro-beat, Rock, Jazz & Native Blues rub shoulders and are turned out at an unprecedented level. New styles meet old styles. Newfound national confidence follows the near break up of the nation following the Biafran war. New fashions meet old fashions, creating new fusions. Soundway presents 26 original and previously un-reissued tracks from the time. Obscure a-side, b-sides & albm cuts that have resisted a second look until now.


BARCODE: 827565029525



The Anambra Beats

Read Charlie Gillet’s review in the Observer Music Monthly

Disc 1

  1. The Anambra Beats – Ayamma
  2. Celestine Ukwu & his Philosophers National – Okwukwe Na Nchekwube
  3. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja
  4. The Funkees – Akula Owu Onyeara
  5. Dele Ojo & His Star Brothers Band – Oja Omoba
  6. The Harbours Band – Koma Mosi
  7. The Semi Colon – Nekwaha Semi Colon
  8. Sir Victor Uwaifo & his Melody Masters – Osalobua Rekpama
  9. St. Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band – Onwu Ama Dike
  10. The Sahara All Stars of Jos – Feso Jaiye
  11. Mono Mono – Ema Kowa Lasa lle Wa
  12. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders – To Whom It May concern
  13. The Tony Benson Sextet – Ugali


  1. The Nigerian Police Force Band (“The Force 7”) –  Asiko Mi Ni
  2. Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors – Torri Wowo
  3. Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) – Belema
  4. Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band of Aba – Alabeke
  5. Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band – Arraino
  6. Collins Oke Elaiho & His Odologie Nobles Dance Band – Simini-Yaga
  7. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats – Buroda Mase
  8. The Hykkers – I Want a Break Thru’
  9. George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits – Business Before Pleasure
  10. Shadow Abraham with Mono Mono Friends – Omo Yen Wu Mi
  11. Leo Fadaka & The Heroes – Blak Sound
  12. Osayomore Joseph and The Creative 7 – Eguae Oba
  13. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaison


One response to “SNDWCD009 – Nigeria Special! Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6

  1. Click the above link to visit the official ‘Soundway supported’ fansite for Nigeria Special Series with audio, images, video, articles and much more!

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