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NIGERIA

A huge country with lots of very different musical styles. Some of the best known are Ju-Ju, Yo-pop, Afrobeat, Fuji and Highlife and there are lots more lesser known styles that deserve a good listen. Fortunately there are some CD re-releases now coming onto the market from the better known artists.

This page was last updated on 24/6/16.



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ADE OLUMOKO AND AFRICAN SPIRIT YORUBA APALA MUSIC 1984882 CD £ 11.99
Recorded live at the Africa Shrine in Lagos, once home to Fela Kuti and now run by his son Femi. This modern throbbing version of traditional big band Apala music shows where some of Fela's great music came from and I'm sure you will recognise the roots of some of his songs. 56 minutes and 13 tracks.
ADE WESCO AND HIS DESTINY BAND MAN O WAR ORLS05 LP 10.00 COL
ALHAJA HASSANAH WAZARA OGHENA IRUDUNA SOS219 LP 10.00 COL
ALHAJA QUEEN SALAWA ABENI ABODE AMERICA KRLPS22 LP 8.00 COL
ALHAJA QUEEN SALAWA ABENI CHEER UP ALAD011 CD 12.00 COL
Although not cleaned up from the original recordings the sound quality is not bad. Listening to it brought back more wonderful memories from almost 30 years ago when I first heard her. Released in 1992 and LP had only 2 tracks of about 16 minutes each as does the CD. 1. CHEER UP
2. LATE SIMBIAT ATINUKE ABIOLA
ALHAJA QUEEN SALAWA ABENI JOMI JOMI LRCLS44 TC 8.00 COL
ALHAJA QUEEN SALAWA ABENI WAKA CARNIVAL ALAD016 CD 12.00 COL
LP's are almost impossible to find of this wonderful singer so I was really happy to get this CD from Nigeria. Not cleaned up from the original recordings but the sound quality is not at all bad. Listening to it brought back wonderful memories from almost 30 years ago when I first heard her. 1994 and LP had tracks 1 - 3 as side A and 4 - 7 as side B and the CD follows the same format with only 2 continuous tracks. 1. OLORUN KO FI ADUN SI ORO MI
2. WAKA CARNIVAL
3. OMO RORA ARINKA NJA BATA
4. DIDUN EFON IBERE NI
5. ORIN ATI ILU ABENI O DUN LATI JO
6. OLOKADA TO GBA OJU TI TI
7. AFENI FERE (BISKET)
ALI CHUKUS AND HIS PEACE MAKERS DANCE BAND AJN24 CD £ 11.55
ALI CHUKUS AND HIS PEACE MAKERS INTERNATIONAL AJN41 CD 11.55 COL
AZAGAS AND ARCHIBOGS 60'S SOUND OF LAGOS HIGHLIFE OMCD014 CD 11.99 COL
The sum total of knowledge about African music acquired by everybody who has ever cared hardly amounts to the proverbial drop in the bucket - and this is the music we know reasonably well. As regards many styles - and very resent, popular, big city sounds at that, not recondite traditions of tiny, isolated groups - we've barely tripped of the bucket itself. That's the case with Nigerian dance-band highlife. It was one of the greatest of African urban dance-band traditions (dance-band meaning a group using wind instruments as well as guitars and percussion). The Nigerian bands had a flair for brass and sax playing that stemmed from the old Calabar brass-bands of the 1930's, a wild edged jauntiness that made their Ghanaian mentors - E. T. Mensah and the like - seem a tad tame, and a go for the jugular instinct for mixing local rhythms and melodies with jazz-tinged horn solos and Congo-inflected guitar work. Yet what we know of these superb groups amounts to a scattering of passing references in interviews and articles written about something or somebody else. Still and all, we do have the recordings: and that's all we need to know that the 1960's was a truly wonderful decade for dance music in Lagos, a period in which musicians from all over southern Nigeria mixed languages and traditions on the bandstands and in the recording studios, creating a seemingly endless series of sounds that blended Yoruba, Ibo and other ingredients in ways that spoke to everybody. The examples in this CD are plentiful enough. Aside from the blues or "native blues" which was a name for a 6/5 rhythm, the examples range from the opening cut to Aigbe Lebarty's numbers in the Bini language spoken round Benin city in the Mid West (which was, like eastern Nigeria, to remain a highlife haven, notable for the guitar band of Sir Victor Uwaifo). Nigerian dance-band highlife took off in the 1950's, when tours by E. T. Mensah's Tempos band reinforced foundations laid by the Lagos based group of pioneers founded by Bobby Benson in the late 40's It enjoyed less than a decade of glorious maturity, which ended with all too literal a bang in 1967, when the Nigerian civil war broke out. Most of the top bands in Lagos were Ibo led, and there was hardly a group that didn't have Ibo musicians in it. When Ibo leaders declared the independence of their region under the name of Biafra, Ibo musicians left Lagos. The sound they made so prominent became politically incorrect - and by the time the war was over and the Ibo's rejoined the mainstream, the Yoruba public (and Lagos is, after all, a largely Yoruba city) had taken juju to its heart. That wasn't the whole story of course, highlife was perceived as a music of the elites (however meaningless that concept was in practice), and the coming of rock and roll had a similar effect in Africa as in the west. In addition, rootsiness was the coming thing. In reality, much for which the guitar bands (and particularly the juju musicians) have since been given sole credit - the use of local rhythms and melodies, the percussion jams - had in fact been standard practice for the Lagos dance-bands. But perception was all: jazz was out, horns were out, guitars and voices were in. In Yoruba territory, the combination completed the triumph of juju. In the east and midwest Nigerian highlife lived on, but the guitar bands were now in the ascendancy. The loss was considerable. The new generation may have dismissed the dance bands as old hat, parental-generation and the rest, but only the incurably guitar fixated could miss the joyous energy and faintly anarchic creativity of the bands on this recording. The names alone - The Archibogs, The Azaleas, The Lo Right Time Orchestra - are irresistible. And they delivered. There was hardly a band that didn't play music of amazing variety with strong local elements and jump started by soloists that could raise the dead. The variety of dance-band highlife, in fact, was as terrific as its quality. As you'll hear from this collection, the Decca label alone was recording a score of superb bands with as many versions of the basic sound. Forgotten or only dimly remembered, they were all dynamite.
JOHN STORM ROBERTS
1. OKIBO (ITSEKERI, 1962) - CHARLES IWEGHUE & HIS ARCHIBOGS
2. IGWALA (IBO NATIVE BLUES, 1961) - CHARLES IWEGHUE & HIS ARCHIBOGS
3. IFEMELUM, (IBO HIGHLIFE, 1962) - CHARLES IWEGHUE & HIS ARCHIBOGS
4. SALIM YE (IBO SLOW HIGHLIFE) - CHARLES IWEGHUE & HIS ARCHIBOGS
5. EGWU UKWATA NO. 1 (UKWUANI UKWTA) - CHARLES IWEGHUE & HIS ARCHIBOGS
6. IKILO (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - EDDIE OKONTA & HIS TOP ACES
7. AYBROKPE (PIDGIN HIGHLIFE) - EDDIE OKONTA & HIS TOP ACES
8. EDDIE'S ACCIDENT (IBO HIGHLIFE) - EDDIE OKONTA & HIS TOP ACES
9. KURU-KERE (YORUBA) - EDDIE OKONTA & HIS TOP ACES
10. IKOTO PART 1(IBO/IJAW HIGHLIFE) - ERIC 'SHOW BOY' AKAEZE & HIS AZAGAS
11. ADUNNI (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - ERIC 'SHOW BOY' AKAEZE & HIS AZAGAS
12. DIOCHI (IBO HIGHLIFE) - ERIC 'SHOW BOY' AKAEZE & HIS AZAGAS
13. OLOMI MABO (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - ISIAH EJIRE KEHINDE & THE TOP MODERN STARS
14. IGHAWA DOWORE (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - ISIAH EJIRE KEHINDE & THE TOP MODERN STARS
15. LEKELEKE (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - OLU RIGHT TIME ORCHESTRA
16. NWON DORISA (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - TUNDE OSHOFISAN & HIS RHYTHM 'FADAKA'S'
17. JEJE L'OMO EKO NLO (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - TUNDE OSHOFISAN & HIS RHYTHM 'FADAKA'S'
18. SISI BISI (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - E. C. ARINZE & HIS MUSIC
19. OZEDE (BINI/ESAN) - AIGBE LEBARTY & HIS LEBARTONE ACES
20. OYENONKHUA (BINI/ESAN) - AIGBE LEBARTY & HIS LEBARTONE ACES
21. ESO PELE (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - PRINCE KAYOSUN DOSUMU & HIS DANDIES
22. EBAMI WAYA (YORUBA HIGHLIFE) - PRINCE KAYOSUN DOSUMU & HIS DANDIES
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI DRUMS OF PASSION CBS81091 LP 8.00 COL
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI MORE DRUMS OF PASSION CBS62961 LP 8.00 COL
BOLA ARE IYA KO BA KOLO MI MU OJLP023 TC 6.00 COL
There isn't enough room to put in the whole artists name but here it is: Evangelist Dr. Sister Bola Are and her Spiritual Singers International.
CARDINAL REX JIM LAWSON THE CLASSICS VOL 1 KMCD010 CD 11.55 COL
CARDINAL REX JIM LAWSON THE CLASSICS VOL 2 KMCD009 CD 11.55 COL
CARDINAL REX LAWSON GREATEST HITS PMCD016 CD £ 11.55
Re-issue of FLTRCD531 but with mistake in track list. Last track is Osuala Oru Enene not a repeat of Tamuno Bo Ibro Ma as shown on the inlay.
CARDINAL REX LAWSON AND HIS MAYORS BAND GREATEST HITS FLTRCD531 CD 12.50 COL
The Cardinal and his 'Mayor's band of Nigeria' with their laid back sound of 60's Highlife played by one of the best 'Big Bands' with the superb vocals of 'Cardinal' Rex Lawson. Absolutely stunning and the track 'Sawele' is probably his greatest hit. Contains all the tracks from the LP's POLP061and PRL13408 with the exception of Oko and three duplicated tracks. (18T/56M) Oko is on CD Classics Vol. 1
CELESTINE UKUWU EJ IM NKE ONYE KMCD060 CD 9.90 COL
CELESTINE UKWU BEST COLLECTION VOL. 1 PMCD011 CD 11.55 COL
CELESTINE UKWU ILO ABU CHI 6361058 LP 8.00 COL
CELESTINE UKWU THE BEST COLLECTION VOLUME 3 PMCD017 CD 11.55 COL
CELESTINE UKWU AND PHILOSPHERS NATIONAL EJIM NK'ONYE 6361111 LP 0.00 COL
CHIEF INYANG HENSHAW EFIK GOLD VOL. 1: HIS TOP TEN TUNES KMCD008 CD £ 11.55
CHRISTIAN IBEKWE AND HIS MUSIC BROTHERS IHE OMA DI MMA TRL132 LP 10.00 COL
DAN MARAYA GANGAR BASHI POLP155 TC £ 5.00
DAN MARAYA KUDI MASU GIDA RANA POLP151 TC £ 5.00
DELE ABIODUN 1000 MILES ASLP03 LP 8.00 COL
DELE ABIODUN MA SE'KA ASLP04 LP 8.00 COL
DELE ABIODUN THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ERA ASLP01 LP 8.00 COL
EBENEZER OBEY AIMASIKO OPS009 LP 7.35 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 1 CDEOM201-001 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 10 CDEOM201-010 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 11 CDEOM201-011 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 12 CDEOM201-012 CD £ 11.55
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 13 CDEOM201-013 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 14 CDEOM201-014 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 15 CDEOM201-015 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 2 CDEOM201-002 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 3 CDEOM201-003 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 4 CDEOM201-004 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 5 CDEOM201-005 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 6 CDEOM201-006 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 7 CDEOM201-007 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY EVERGREEN SONGS 9 CDEOM201-009 CD £ 11.55
EBENEZER OBEY EYI YATO OTILP508 LP 12.00 COL
EBENEZER OBEY MILIKI PLUS VM7 LP 7.00 COL
EBENEZER OBEY PROMISE LAND CDEOM201-017 CD 11.55 COL
EBENEZER OBEY PROVIDENCE OPS009LP LP 10.00 COL
FELA KUTI AND THE AFRICA 70 WITH GINGER BAKER 40012 CD £ 9.99
FELA KUTI ARMY ARRANGEMENT CELL6115 LP £ 10.00
The original version released on Celluloid label.
FELA KUTI COFFIN FOR HEAD OF STATE - UNKNOWN SOLDIER 547379-2 CD £ 9.30
FELA KUTI FELA'S LONDON SCENE STCD3007 CD £ 12.50
FELA KUTI LIVE AMSTERDAM ( 2 x LP ) 2401293 LPx2 £ 15.00
Wonderful gatefold double album with loads of full colour photos of the gig and song texts. Features Movement Of The People, Political Statement Nunber 1, Gimme Shit I Give You Shit and Custom Check Point. (4T/79M)
FELA KUTI MR FOLLOW FOLLOW 40022 CD £ 8.00
FELA KUTI NO AGREEMENT 40032 CD £ 10.95
FELA KUTI OPEN AND CLOSE - HE MISS ROAD VICJ5065 CD £ 9.95
FELA KUTI OPPOSITE PEOPLE - SORROW TEARS + BLOOD 547383-2 CD £ 14.65
FELA KUTI ORIGINAL SUFFERHEAD - I.T.T. 547382-2 CD £ 14.65
FELA KUTI ROFOROFO FIGHT - QUESTION JAM ANSWER VICJ5064 CD £ 9.95
FELA KUTI SHAKARA - CONFUSSION VICJ5062 CD £ 9.95
FELA KUTI V.I.P. - AUTHORITY STEALING 547384-2 CD £ 14.65
FELA KUTI ZOMBIE 6116 CD £ 10.95
FELA KUTI ZOMBIE CRLP511 LP £ 12.00
London pressing 1977 on U.K. Creole label featuring Zombie and Mr Follow Follow.
FELA KUTI AND EGYPT 80 PERAMBULATOR LIR6 LP 15.00 COL
FELA KUTI AND ROY AYERS MUSIC OF MANY COLOURS 5472032 CD £ 14.75
FELA KUTI AND ROY AYERS MUSIC OF MANY COLOURS CELD6125 CD £ 5.00
FRANCO LEE EZUTE EKA EZUWA POLP131 TC 6.00 COL
FUNMI ADAMS ALL WE NEED IS LOVE SUPRA LP 4.00 COL
GEN. BOLIVIA AND THE GREAT SANTANAS OPIUDOREAKI SOS201 LP 8.00 COL
GENTLEMAN MIKE EJEAGHA GREATEST HITS VOL. 2 PMCD010 CD 11.55 COL
GINGER BAKER (with Fela Kuti) STRATAVARIOUS ATCOSD7013 LP 0.00 COL
Interesting and sought after album by Ginger Baker and Fela Kuti. The tracks are long, with a tight funky sound, and lots of cool keyboards by Fela (who also sings and plays percussion). One track features a cool percussion jam between Ginger Baker and Guy Warren, the enigmatic African percussionist who also recorded with his Soundz group in the UK. The track Tiwa is propelled by Fela's keyboards and is the highlight of the album. The album came about when Fela was in London making Fela's London Scene. He met up with drummer Ginger Baker and they made this album together in 1972. Fela Kuti teamed up with again with Ginger Baker to make Fela's Live with Ginger Baker album and Fela also got Ginger to produce his classic He Miss Road album for him. 1. ARIWO
2. TIWA (IT'S OUR OWN)
3. SOMETHING NICE
4. JU-JU
5. BLOOD BROTHER
6. CODA
GINGER JOHNSON AND HIS AFRICAN MESSENGERS AFRICAN PARTY CCD001 CD £ 12.85
GRADE OBOSI IGBA ENYI ASIKA AGE TRL247 LP 15.00 COL
HARUNA ISHOLA ALHADJI HARUNA ISHOLA AND HIS APALA GROUP SRPS-41 LP 40.00 COL
1. ONISE NSISE OLE SUN O NSEBI OBA
2. ILE AIYE KOSE GBE KARI
3. IWA LESIN
4. AFEFE YEYE EWE ODAN SE JUBE LO
5. OKE IDAJU LA NIO
6. IYAWO MI MAJE A JA
7. KINI NMA FI ORIN EBU SE
HARUNA ISHOLA EYIN TI NPERI WA SAIDA MT10 CD 11.55 COL
HARUNA ISHOLA - APALA GROUP APALA MESSENGER 495002 CD 14.90 COL
I. K. DAIRO GREATEST HITS OF I.K. DAIRO VOL. 1 DAIRO1 CD 11.55 COL
1. I Remember My Darling, 2. Se Ni Ma Bimo Lemo, 3. Salome'92, 4. Mo Sorire Eleda Mi, 5. Ekun Rere Mo Wayi , 6. Aiye Le Ore Mi, 7. Sayawa Yo Yo Yo, 8. Omo Alaro.
I. K. DAIRO GREATEST HITS OF I.K. DAIRO VOL. 2 DAIRO2 CD 11.55 COL
1. Ise Ori Ran Mi, 2. Alagbawi Emmanuel, 3. Okin Omo Ni, 4. Adupe Baba, 5. Omo Owa Ijesha, 6. Baba Olu Orun.
I. K. DAIRO GREATEST HITS OF I.K. DAIRO VOL. 3 DAIRO3 CD 11.55 COL
1. Taxi Driver, 2. Iku Ye Lori Mi, 3. Oluwa Loluso Agutan Mi, 4. Alahu Monseli, 5 .Abiyamo Fehin So, 6. Okan Mi Yin Oluwa, 7. Bebe Yi Ga, 8. Eri Mo Wa Iye Mi O, 9. Emase, Oluwa A Daa , 10. Okan Yin Oba Orun, 11. Ise Aje Ma Le , 12. Baba Mi Gba Ti Mo Basako Lo , 13. Hungry For Love, 14. E Rora F'eso Jaiye.
I. K. DAIRO THE GLORY YEARS OMCD009 CD 40.00 COL
1. Elele Ture, 2. Iyawo Oniwa Kiwa, 3. Late Chief Sonibare, 4. Salome, 5. Labutu Yeke, 6. Iku Lumumba, 7. Ema Mambabun Saya, 8. Ise Owo Mi No Nje, 9. Omo Alaro, 10. Rora Feso Aiye, 11. Ade Ore Mi, 12. Guluso, 13. Erere Muture, 14. Ladejo La Oginni, 15. Aye Wa Kale, 16. Onile Gogoro, 17. Bonfo, 18. Ore Odale, 19. Late J.S.Siwoku, 20. Ise Aje, 21. Lawrence Omole, 22. Omo Lanke.
I.K. DAIRO AND HIS BLUE SPOTS DEFINITIVE DAIRO XENO4045CD CD 13.85 COL
I.K.DAIRO AND HIS BLUE SPOTS BAND ASHIKO GLCD4018 CD 13.65 COL
I.K.DAIRO AND HIS BLUE SPOTS BAND IYA O YEMI DWAPS2190 LP 10.00 COL
IDOWU ANIMASAWUN FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT CRS005 TC £ 10.00
Religeous it may be but with music and singing like this I could just get converted. ( Track Index: Jesu To Fun Mi, Jesus Is Lord, Je Kin Leba O Rin, Mo Ni Jesu Ni Baba, Go Where The Sinners Are, Adura, Mo Ti Yege, From Darkness To Light. ) [8T/38M]
IKENGA SUPER STARS OF AFRICA GREAT HITS VOL. 1 RASCD018 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE AJOO SALPS35 LP 10.00 COL
Track :Ewele
KING SUNNY ADE ARIYA SPECIAL SALPS27 LP 7.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE AURA ILPS9746 LP £ 7.00
KING SUNNY ADE AUTHORITY APLPS10 TC 7.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE CHECK E SALP26 LP 10.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE CLASSICS 1: LET THEM SAY - EDIDE MDCD007 CD £ 12.50
KING SUNNY ADE CLASSICS 2: EKILO FOMO ODE - WAY FORWARD MDCD008 CD 12.50 COL
KING SUNNY ADE CLASSICS 3: GOOD SHEPHERD - THE CHILD MDCD009 CD £ 12.50
KING SUNNY ADE CLASSICS 4: MO TI MO - DESTINY MDCD010 CD £ 12.50
KING SUNNY ADE CLASSICS 5: SURPRISE - CONSCIENCE MDCD011 CD £ 12.50
KING SUNNY ADE CLASSICS 6: MERCIFUL GOD - BABA MOKE MDCD012 CD £ 12.50
KING SUNNY ADE CONSCIENCE ( in SALPS40 cover ) SALPS38 LP 7.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE DR. SEHINDEMI CDAS89706 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE E DIDE - GET UP KSAEDIDE001CD CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE E DIDE - GET UP 92644 TC £ 5.00
The soft voiced king of juju whispers his words to the sweetly played music of his band The African Beats. A whole mix of percussion is present but pride of place goes to the various talking drums who's conversations throb backwards and forwards across the stage. Sunny's four man backing chorus is just perfect as they accompany him without ever overshadowing him. There are a whole bunch of beautifully played guitars laying down their notes but its the gorgeous sound made by the pedal steel guitar which is so evocative of juju music that catches the ear the most. Even Jonah Williams's keyboards are played with panache when they manage to sneak in. Not to be missed without a doubt. ( Tracks not in any order as they are all great: E Dide E Mujo, Ara Ma Nfe Sinmi, Oshodi Oke, Orisun Iye, Ose Ose, Yoruba, Ope Oku, Dance Dance Dance, Iya Mi, Alashe L'aiye, Omonde O'mela, Enia L'asho Mi, Ode Le Alaga. ) [13T/53] NB. NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EDIDE ON CD OF RE-RELEASED CLASSICS VOL. 1.
KING SUNNY ADE IJINLE ODU SALPS32 LP 10.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE JUJU MUSIC 1625397122 CD 14.30 COL
KING SUNNY ADE JUJU MUSIC OF THE 80's SALPS24 LP 10.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE LIVE - LIVE JUJU RCD10047 CD 9.15 COL
KING SUNNY ADE LIVE - LIVE JUJU RACS0047 TC £ 5.00
KING SUNNY ADE MAA JO SALPS30 LP 10.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE ODU MCD9801 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE OGUN ALA211 CD 12.50 COL
KING SUNNY ADE OLD SCHOOL LIVE KSAOLD001CD CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE OMO WUNMI CDAS89702 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE ORI MI JA FUN MI SALPS20 LP 12.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE ORO T'ONLO CDAS89708 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE SEVEN DEGREES NORTH 91100-2 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE SYNCHRO SYSTEM 1625397372 CD 11.85 COL
KING SUNNY ADE SYNCHRO SYSTEM ILPS9737 LP £ 12.00
KING SUNNY ADE SYNCHRO SYSTEM MOVEMENT (ORIGINAL) CDAS89703 CD 11.55 COL
KING SUNNY ADE THE ORIGINAL SYNCRO SYSTEM AS26 LP 10.00 COL
The original LP release made before CDAS89703 came out.
KING SUNNY ADE THE RETURN OF THE JUJU KING 832522-2 CD 12.95 COL
The Return of the Juju King (1987) is a compilation of tracks from the Nigerian released albums Sweet Banana, My Dear and Let Them Say. They were released on Sunny's own Atom Park label after making three recordings for Island Records who then dropped him. Here he returns to the superb musical style which first attracted Island to his music. Superb throughout. Tracks: Sunny Loni Ariya, Sweet Banana, Olomoge Ma Jo, Mo Ti Kole Mi Sori Apata, Ona Mi La, My Dear, E Gbe Kini Yi Laruge, Odu Oteyi Yato, Emi Nfe, Ori O Bami Se Temi, A Mbo O, Oluwa Lo Yan Mi Wa, Let Them Say, Mo Ti Gb'Ohun Oluwa, Gbass Kelele, Ma Jo Bi Olokun, E Ba Mi Dupe F'Oluwa.
KING SUNNY ADE TOGETHERNESS (KA JO SE) SALPS42 LP 7.00 COL
KING SUNNY ADE AND HIS GREEN SPOTS BAND VOLUME 1 LPAS8006 LP 10.00 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ALAKARA OFE KENI KEJI ODIN ORPS125 LP 25.00 COL
1. AJODUN OMINIRA NIGERIA '81
2. ALHAJI SALOU POPSON
3. ADEBA YO OGUNDARE (SUCCESS)
4. TANA O JO TENI
5. TIWA YATO SI TI YIN
6. ISE LOGUN ISE
7. CHIEF KOKUMO FAYOYIN (GOVENOR GENERAL OREPEJU SOCIAL CLUB)
8. TANI O JO
9. EBE KAN NI MO BE YIN
10. JE NSE TEMI
KOLLINGTON AYINLA AMERICAN YANKEE KRLPS21 LP 6.75 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ASIKO LO TO KRLPS2 LP 30.00 COL
1. ASIKO LO TO
2. ORO ASOTELE
3. ALHAJI AMOO AZEEZ (HERALD)
4. VICTOR OLALEYE
5. ORI OYE TI MO GBERU
6. EJE KA TOJU OLUKO (TEACHER)
7. KI DUN LODO
8. WILLY ADEDIJI
9. ALHAJI OLUWANISOLA AMOO (SHOLA MOTORS)
10. ALHAJI YISA ORILOWO
KOLLINGTON AYINLA BLESSING KRLPS27 LP 6.75 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA E BA MI DUPE KRLPS17 LP 20.00 COL
1. AYINLA MO GBODU DE
2. SALAWA TI BIMO
3. GBOGBO AFRICA LAPAPO
4. ALHAJI MUTAIRU AYINLA TIJANI (MAT)
5. IRONU IKOOKO NI O PAJA
6. KOLAWOLE KI LO DE
7. CHIEF JOSEPH AFOLAYAN
8. KAYODE OLALEKAN
9. EJE KA JO JO
10. BI A BA NTORO OMO
KOLLINGTON AYINLA EMI NI O JO (KNOCK OUT SPECIAL) KRLPS9 LP 20.00 COL
1. B'AOKU ISE O TAN
2. ORO AYINLA PELU ABENI
3. AGBE LO LARO
4. MA FOWO MI TUN IWA MI SE
5. AYINLA KU ORIRE O
6. OGUN ONIRE
7. CHIEF RAIMI KOMOLAFE
8. MR. KAYODE CONFIDENCE
9.MO GBODU NA DE
10. EYIN TE NJO LAGBO KPLLINGTON
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ESIN OFA'JA ORPS122 LP 25.00 COL
1. ESIN OFA'JA
2. ADEBOWALE ABARU
3. RAPHAEL AJIBOYE
4. EMAJO DISC FUJI
5. OMO ELERE NIWA
6. IJA PARI
7. AJALA AROUND THE WORLD
8. LATE BOBO DOHERTY
9. OGUN AJABO (IKORODU)
10. E GBASI E RUN MO
KOLLINGTON AYINLA IJO MBE KRLPS039 LP 20.00 COL
1. OLUWA WABA WA SE L'AIYE
2. SECOND TIER
3. LATE WILLY AND POWER
4. OWODELE AYODELE
5. GBANJARE O
6. OLORUN NIKAN L'OBA
7. ALARAGBO KU ABO
8. IBRAIMOH DANMUSA
9. IYAWO MI MA SEGBERAGA
10. AYINLA TI DE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA IJO YOYO KRLP35 LP 6.75 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA IJOBA TI TUN KRLPS6 LP 6.75 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA IKILO KRLPS19 LP 25.00 COL
1. KOLAWOLE MA WOYE WON
2. ALHAJI LATEEF SOFOWORA (ATUNRASE CARPETS)
3. TAWAKALITU COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES
4. BI IKOKO BA NSE 'SU
5. ORIN YATO O
6. E O GBODO FIRA YIN WE WA
7. IBI A BA FUJI DE
8. MO GBERE MI DODE
9. SIR ALEX AKINYELE
10. ESU MA FA FOTO MI YA
11. OFU ARIDEGBE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA IRONU KO PAPO (THOUGHTS NOT SAME) ORPS123 LP 25.00 COL
1. IRONU KO PAPO
2. KOLLINGTON AYINLA FANS CLUB (KANO BRANCH)
3. ORIN WA O DA PO
4. AIYE TI RI DAJU P'AWA LO LERE
5. AJURAWA
6. TI OSISE NI KI ERO
7. VICTOR OLALEYE
8. RASAKI ARAMIJA
9. KOLAWOLE MODE BI MO SE NDE
10. CHIEF GEORGE OYEDELE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ITE LORUN KRLPS11 LP 20.00 COL
1. OLUWA WABA WA SE L'AIYE
2. SECOND TIER
3. LATE WILLY AND POWER
4. OWODELE AYODELE
5. GBANJARE O
6. OLORUN NIKAN L'OBA
7. ALARAGBO KU ABO
8. IBRAIMOH DANMUSA
9. IYAWO MI MA SEGBERAGA
10. AYINLA TI DE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA KOLAWOLE O KU KRLPS4 LP 25.00 COL
1. IRONU KO PAPO
2. KOLLINGTON AYINLA FANS CLUB (KANO BRANCH)
3. ORIN WA O DA PO
4. AIYE TI RI DAJU P'AWA LO LERE
5. AJURAWA
6. TI OSISE NI KI ERO
7. VICTOR OLALEYE
8. RASAKI ARAMIJA
9. KOLAWOLE MODE BI MO SE NDE
10. CHIEF GEORGE OYEDELE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA LAKUKULALA KRLPS036 LP 20.00 COL
1. TIWA LAYE NFE
2. OLORUN LO NYONI GIDI
3. AGBARA KO JONA MO'LE
4. LAKUKULALA
5. TIWON OTO, TOLORUN OTO
6. BI GENERAL GBORIN TUNTUN DE
7. BASORUN ABIOLA
8. KARAYE MA SE DAMU AWA
9. ABERE AJESARA (EPI)
10. THE LATE JOURNALISTS
11. ALH. SULAIMON OYEGBEMI
KOLLINGTON AYINLA LATE CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO KRLPS20 LP 25.00 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA MESSAGE ORPS124 LP 25.00 COL
1. MO NJADE LO LONI
2. ENI SORO MI NIRE
3. AIYE TI MO AYINLA LOLORIN
4. TUNDE FAHM
5. ESIN IWAJU OJOUN
6. SEREKODE ADUGBO
7. OLORUN DAKUN MA POTA MI
8. MI O ROLOWO ROLESE
9. KILASE MA TAITE LORUN
10. WILLY ADEDEJI (BABULUKUDI)
11. VICTOR OLALEYE (OLAMEDICO)
12. KUNLE MAKINDE (SAFARI DIRECTOR)
13. KOLAWOLE O KUO
KOLLINGTON AYINLA MO TUN DE PELU ARA KRLPS1 LP 30.00 COL
1. ORI MI MA JE NTOSI
2. KOLLINGTON RECORDS
3. MO TUN DE PELU ARA
4. ALHAJI SIKIRAT ADUNNI (SEICO)
5. ALHAJI MUSTAFA COSTLY
6. E SE MO DUPE
7. CHIEF KOLAWOLE IDOWU
8. SAMSON OGUNLADE
9. BO RI BA TI KUN
10. OLUWA MA LOFI RAN WA
KOLLINGTON AYINLA NIGERIA KRLP29 LP 6.75 COL
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ORI MI GBE MI KRLPS15 LP 20.00 COL
1. OLUWA WABA WA SE L'AIYE
2. SECOND TIER
3. LATE WILLY AND POWER
4. OWODELE AYODELE
5. GBANJARE O
6. OLORUN NIKAN L'OBA
7. ALARAGBO KU ABO
8. IBRAIMOH DANMUSA
9. IYAWO MI MA SEGBERAGA
10. AYINLA TI DE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ORO IDIBO NIGERIA 1983 KRLPS3 LP 30.00 COL
Nigeria Election 1983 1. ORO IDIBO NIGERIA 1983
2. LATE MALLAM AMINU KANO
3. CHIEF OLU AJISEGBEDE
4. OWODELE AYODELE
5. ALHAJI ALIU SABA
6. ENI A FE LAMO
7. ADITU EDE
8. FUJI '78 ORGANISATION
9. E MA FORI WE ORI
10. ONISU LO NI YAN
KOLLINGTON AYINLA QUALITY KRLPS26 LP 15.00 COL
1. ALAFIA LO S'AGBA
2. OLORUN KONIJE OTAN
3. CHIEF 'JIDE FANIMI
4. OLOLUFE WA BA MI JO
5. IRONU IKOKO NI YIO P'AJA
6. ISE L'OGUN ISE
7. LATE LEKAN SALAMI
8. LOJO OJUDE OBA IJEBU-ODE
9. ALHAJI MUFUTAU KASALI
10. OLORUN LOJU EDA LO
KOLLINGTON AYINLA ROPOPO KRLP33 LP 20.00 COL
1. LAHI LAHA ILAALA HU
2. E WA JO FUJI ROPOPO
3. EMI O LE T'ORI E COMMIT
4. SILVER CLUB OF NIGERIA
5. SOLU SIWA NI 'BADI
FI DIDUN SOROMI RAHABI OLORUN
7. IRO NI WON NPA, KO SI 'JA
8. AJA O WONU IGBO LO PA OGIDAN
9. THE FREEDOM OF MANDELA
10. YISA KALAM BAKARE
11. AFOWO - MUTI KI 'KU S'ODE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA SE BOTI MO KRLPS13 LP 20.00 COL
1. SE BOTI MO
2. COCAINE
3. ALHAJA BINTA BISI SHABA
4. ERE LO YE KAMA SE
5. KO SO LOKO LOKO
6. MO TUN GBODU DODE
7. ALHAJA SIDIKATU AMOSHA KESHINRO
8. ARIKI ARIYO NITI KOLAWOLE
9. ANWI ELE O NI GBO
10. O DOLU GBARE MA GBARE
11. KOLAWOLE DE AJIKOGBA ORIN
KOLLINGTON AYINLA SECOND TIER (SFEM) KRLPS18 LP 20.00 COL
1. OLUWA WABA WA SE L'AIYE
2. SECOND TIER
3. LATE WILLY AND POWER
4. OWODELE AYODELE
5. GBANJARE O
6. OLORUN NIKAN L'OBA
7. ALARAGBO KU ABO
8. IBRAIMOH DANMUSA
9. IYAWO MI MA SEGBERAGA
10. AYINLA TI DE
KOLLINGTON AYINLA UNITY KRLP040 LP 15.00 COL
1. MO DUPE
2. OMO NIGERIA
3. ADANI TAN
4. ERE DE
5. ARIWO GE NILE OTA
6. IRE ILE AIYE
7. CHIEF SULAIMON COOPER
8. CHIEF AJEWOLE IFALOYE
9. LATE SENATOR RAJI ADELEKE
10. ERO SE SE LAGBADO
LIJADU SISTERS HORIZON UNLIMITED (RE) DWAPS2089 LP 10.00 COL
Superb album from the tree climbing twins. Whenever Kehinde and Taiwo Lijadu felt low down in spirit they indulged themselves in a childhood prank. They climbed the tallest nearest tree and watched the unlimited horizon. That's not the only trait they shared in common. They are identical twins who also share identical callings, habits, hobbies, a bank account and four children between them. They never tell which one of them is mother to which child. 'They are four children' They always said when asked. Some years ago they climbed a very tall tree and saw in the horizon unlimited, the path of their future. The elements were orchestrating sweet musical vibrations that hit the core of the very being of the twins. It was the climax of their long-standing yearning to become professional singers. After all, it was all in the family. Daddy played the piano and Granny played the guitar. They had enough inspirational heat in their veins to generate and power their interest and enthusiasm. Also influencing them were Aretha Franklin, I. K. Dairo, Miriam Makeba, Victor Olaiya, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and a host of other musicians both local and international. All of them together gave them the heat of their inspiration. [6T/26M] 1. ORERE - ELEJIGBO
2. ERORA
3. GBOWO MI
4. GBALO - ALOGBALO
5. COME ON HOME
6. NOT ANY LONGER
MAJEK FASHEK I AND I EXPERIENCE CBS-N1003 LP 8.00 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE CLASSIC HITS COQUE002CD CD 11.55 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE ENGIRIGBO MMCD0403 CD 12.95 COL
1. ENGIRIGBO
2. IFE GADI MMA NA NIGERIA
3. CLUB NATIONAL
4. UWA BU OFU MBIA
OLIVER DE COQUE IDENTITY ORPS108 LP 10.00 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE MAMA AND PAPA OGRLM005A CD 11.55 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE MILLENIUM COQUE001CD CD £ 11.55
OLIVER DE COQUE MUSIK AFRICA ORLPS005 LP 10.00 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE NAIRA POWER ORLP03 LP 10.00 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE OBI SARI SARI (CLEAN MIND) EMC27 CD £ 11.55
OLIVER DE COQUE VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 1 ORCD001 CD £ 11.55
OLIVER DE COQUE VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 2 ORCD002 CD 11.55 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 3 ORCD003 CD 11.55 COL
OLIVER DE COQUE VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 4 ORCD004 CD £ 11.55
ORIENTAL BROTHERS NWA ADA DI NMA DWACD003 CD 11.55 COL
ORIENTAL BROTHERS ORIENTAL GE EBI SON38CD CD 11.55 COL
ORIENTAL BROTHERS VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 1 DWACD001 CD 11.55 COL
ORIENTAL BROTHERS VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 2 DWACD002 CD 11.55 COL
ORIENTAL BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL DO BETTER IF YOU CAN OMCD034 CD 11.55 COL
ORIENTAL BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL IBEZIM AKO OBI020 CD 10.00 COL
Digitally Mastered cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Super International. Actualy has more snap, crackle and pop than a bowl of rice crispies. Was originally released as DWAPS 2057 in 1978. [36M] 1. IBEZIM AKO [Highlife] Dansatch
2. ELU RIE ALA RIE [Merengue]Warrior
ORIENTAL BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL NWA ADA DI NMA FLTRCD527 CD 12.50 COL
ORIENTAL BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL BAND ONYE EGBULA NWANNE YA SI098 CD 11.55 COL
ORLANDO JULIUS AFRO SOUL STRUTACD003 CD 13.85 COL
ORLANDO JULIUS ORLANDO'S AFRO IDEAS 1969-72 EKOSOUND001 CD £ 17.30
ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE AND ASHIKO DANCE AFROBEAT SHAN43029 LP £ 20.00
Originally released back in 1984 and containing his hit Ashiko this album is a real belter. Tracks: A Dara, Aye Le, Ashiko, Dance Afro-Beat, Awade, Ishe. 1. A DARA
2. AYELE
3. ASHIKO
4. DANCE AFRO-BEAT
5. AWADE (Here We Come)
6. ISHE
ORLANDO OWOH DR GANJA'S POLYTONALITY BLUES OMCD035 CD 11.55 COL
ORLANDO OWOH EXPERIENCE OLPRS003 LP 0.00 COL
1. EXPERIENCE - OHUN TI OJU RI
2. TI ENU BAKO, E SINMI
3. OMO L'ASO
4. IBAJE ENIA
5. JE KIN BAE RINRIN AJO
6. OGE MAILO
ORLANDO OWOH GREATEST HITS BIZ99001 CD 12.50 COL
The gravel voiced groaner of Highlife in full force with the inovative sound of his African Kenneries Beat International.[12T/74M]
ORLANDO OWOH GREATEST HITS Vol. 2 BIZ99052 CD 12.50 COL
ORLANDO OWOH IFON OMIMAH NI MOTI WA WAPS317 LP 8.00 COL
ORLANDO OWOH TABOO SOS216 LP 10.00 COL
ORLANDO OWOH WHICH IS WHICH OLPRS008 LP 8.00 COL
ORLANDO OWOH AND HIS OMIMAH BAND AJANAKA DARABA WAPS247 LP 10.00 COL
PEACOCKS INTERNATIONAL ABIRIWA AJN20 CD 11.55 COL
PEACOCKS INTERNATIONAL EJIOGU AJN19 CD 11.55 COL
PEACOCKS INTERNATIONAL SMASH HITS AJN21 CD 11.55 COL
PEACOCKS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR BAND EJIOGU HNLX5099 TC 7.00 COL
PRINCE NICO MBARGO AKI SPECIAL (Including Sweet Mother) ROUCD11545 CD £ 13.85
QUEEN OLADUNNI DECENCY AFRICAN MUMMY JUJU CDAS89713 CD 11.55 COL
RAMBLERS INTERNATIONAL RAMBLERS INTERNATIONAL WAPS334 LP 15.00 COL
RAS KIMONO (REGGAE) RUN FI COVER PMLP007 LP £ 6.00
This release by Nigeria's undisputed King of Reggae sees a more musically polished line up to the Massive Dread Reggae Band. Lovely album all the way through although the pressing is not so hot
RAS KIMONO (REGGAE) UNDER PRESSURE POLP198 TC 6.00 COL
SEGUN ADEWALE PLAY FOR ME STERNS1003 LP 8.00 COL
SEGUN ADEWALE YO-POP 85 MCY001 LP 8.00 COL
SEGUN ADEWALE AND HIS SUPERSTARS INT. ATEWO-LARA SARPS7 LP 8.00 COL
SEGUN ADEWALE AND HIS SUPERSTARS INT. ENDURANCE SARPS3 LP 8.00 COL
SEGUN BUCKNOR POOR MAN NO GET BROTHER 1969-1975 STRUTACD005 CD £ 14.10
Another of the unsung heroes within the hidden story of Nigeria's Afro funk underground. A social commentator, brilliant musician and a supremely soulful vocalist, Bucknor's music ranged from dynamite heavy funk to slower, gritty jazz workouts. Available for the first time outside Africa. (12T/70M)
SHINA PETERS ACE CBSM1002 TC 6.00 COL
SIKIRU AYINDE BARRISTER E SINMI 'RASCALITY' SKOLP017 LP 8.00 COL
SIKIRU AYINDE BARRISTER LIVE AT LEWISHAM 19/8/89 LEWISHAM TC 7.00 COL
SIKIRU AYINDE BARRISTER LIVE AT THE ROOTS POOL HACKNEY ROOTS TC 7.00 COL
SIR VICTOR UWAIFO GUITAR BOY SUPERSTAR 1970-76 SNDWCD012 CD £ 13.45
SONNY OKOSUN LIBERATION SHAN9202 TC £ 6.50
SONORA GENTIL AND TABANSI STARS INT. I LOVE NIGERIA TRL152 LP 10.00 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE ANA MASI IFE UWA KMCD014 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE CLASSIC HITS VOL. 1 OSADEBE003CD CD £ 11.55
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE GREATEST HITS VOL. 2 PMCD006 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE GREATEST HITS VOL. 3 PMCD007 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE IFE ONYE METALU POLP165 LP 10.00 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE KEDU AMERICA OSADEBE002CD CD £ 11.55
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE KEDU AMERICA XENO4044CD CD 13.85 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE MAKOJO KMCD013 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE NDI OCHONGONOKO PMCD023 CD £ 11.55
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE NDI OCHONGONOKO POLP144 TC 6.00 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE NKE ONYE DILIYA KMCD016 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE ONYE ACHONAM KMCD059 CD 9.90 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE ONYE AMAMIFE PMCD024 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE ONYE BILI IBEYA EBILI KMCD011 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE ONYE LUSIA OLIE POLP159 TC £ 10.00
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE OSADEBE IN ATLANTA OSADEBE004CD CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE OSITA MERENGUE KMCD058 CD 9.90 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE OSONDI OWENDI KMCD036 CD £ 10.00
Lovely laid back sound of twinkling guitars backed by a variety of percussion and interspersed by blasts from the horn section and with Chief Stephen's soft vocals and the band's harmonious backing adding the finishing touch to a very nice album. Shame about the packageing - not a CD case but a printed card envelope. 1. OSONDI OWENDI
2. NDIDI KANMA
3. NIGERIA KANYI JIKOTTA
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE OYOLIMA KMCD056 CD 9.90 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE PEOPLES CLUB PMCD004 CD £ 11.55
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE PEOPLES CLUB 10 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL KMCD017 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE PEOPLES CLUB SPECIAL POLP070 LP 10.00 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE SOCIAL CLUB SPECIAL PMCD022 CD 11.55 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE SOUND TIME 495001 CD 14.90 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE UWA BE ONYE MELUIKEYA ONAA!!! KMCD094 CD 9.90 COL
STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE UWA BU NKONYE KMCD096 CD 9.90 COL
SUPER NEGRO BANTOUS PROFESSIONAL SUPER BANTOUS ASALPS20 LP 15.00 COL
THE ORIGINAL SUPER 5 OF AFRICA HELENA 278182 LP 8.00 COL
Wonderfully soft and warm but is also loaded with some gorgeously hard driven guitar playing from this gorgeous 1977 highlife album. A real cracker even if it is a little bit scratchy here and there.
THE PEOPLE STAR IN LONDON - FESTAC EXPLOSION EMLP001 LP 10.00 COL
TONY ALLEN EAGER HANDS AND RESTLESS FEET - BEST OF WRASS084 CD 10.80 COL
TONY ALLEN HOMECOOKING WRASS063 CD 14.75 COL
TONY ALLEN JEALOUSY - PROGRESS STRUTACD001 CD 14.10 COL
TONY ALLEN NO ACCOMMODATION - NO DISCRIMINATION STRUTACD002 CD 13.85 COL
TONY ALLEN AFROBEAT 2000 N.E.P.A. - NEVER EXPECT POWER ALWAYS WRASS085 CD 10.00 COL
The original LP with extra track Olokun.
TONY ALLEN AND AFROBEAT 2000 NEPA MWKS3001 LP £ 10.00
One of my favorite albums from Fela Kuti's renowned drummer. N.E.P.A. is the initials of the Nigerian Electric Power Authority or as it is known locally Never Expect Power Always. However there is plenty of Power here from the thudding Afrobeat drumming of Tony and the great brass section supplied by Bami, Eddie Tan Tan, Tunji Omoshebi and Nicky Norris. Apart from NEPA there is only one other track - WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSE (another one go open) but to make up for having only these two tracks, which by the way are both crackers, there is a stunning Dance Dub version of both of them. Some really lovely buttock grinding groove. [4T/29M] Track :N.E.P.A.
TUNDE NIGHTINGALE THE BEST OF TUNDE NIGHTINGALE CDAS89714 CD 11.55 COL
UCHEKA AND THE SOUND CITY BROTHERS BAND OREMI SDP003 LP 10.00 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRO BABY: EVOLUTION... 1970-1979 SNDWCD002 CD 17.30 COL
The evolution of Afro Sound in Nigeria with 12 superb tracks and a 16 page booklet packed with info and pics. The Sahara All Stars - Alikali Adajo. Bola Johnson Lagos Sisi. The Mebusas - Son Of Mr Bull Dog. Fela Ransome Kuti and The Africa 70 - Fogo Fogo. The Don Issac Ezekiel Combination - Ire. Tunji Oyelana and the Benders - Ipasan. Fred Fisher - Asa-sa. Orlando Julius and His Afro Sounders - Mura Sise. Thony Shorby Nyenwi - No Wrong Show. Dr. Victor Olaiya's International all Stars - Omelebele. Stephen Osita Amaechi and His Afro-Rhythm-Skies - Afro Baby. The Martins Brothers Dance Band - Ochonma.
VARIOUS ARTISTS HIGH LIFE KINGS VOL 1 KMCD01 CD £ 11.55
Stephen Osita Osadebe, Osondi Owendu and Kwue Nkeyi. Mike Ejeagha, Onye Uri Ubata. Celestine Ukwu, Igede and Usondu. Rex Lawson, Bere Bote and Anate. Dr Victor Olaiya, Omo Pupa. Sir Victor Uwaifo, Joromi. Paulson Kalu, Okwudili and Ugwu Onyirika Watu. Wura Fadaka, Sanmari Adugbo. (12T/66M)
VARIOUS ARTISTS HIGH LIFE KINGS VOL 2 KMCD02 CD £ 11.55
Stephen Osita Osadebe, Makojo and Yoba Chukwu. Mike Ejeagha, Ikpechakwa A-Akem Kpee. Inyang Henshaw, Esonta and Ebonjo Ekedidem Iban. Rex Lawson, Abari Biya and Osuala Oru Enene. Dr Victor Olaiya, Pariboto Riboto. Sir Victor Uwaifo, Joromi (different version from Vol. 1) and Akuete and Guitar Boy. St Augustine and the Rovers Dance Band, Jolaosho and Ogirri. Professional Seagulls Dance Band, Atabal Woman and Afro Baby. Akaba Man, Okina. (16T/78M)
VARIOUS ARTISTS HIGH LIFE KINGS VOL 3 KMCD050 CD £ 10.00
A cracker of a set of great high life tracks. Digitally Mastered cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Premier Music. [58M] 1. ASHAWO NOBI WORK - ST. AUGUSTINE
2. ASHAWO NA WORK - STEVEN AMEACHI
3. PAY ME MY MONEY - REX JIM LAWSON
4. ONE POUND NO BALANCE - STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE
5. SUSSANA MERENGUE - MIKE EJEAGHA
6. NNEYEDE MONGO DI DUE - INYANG HENSHAW
7. ESO NA HAACHU MI EJE - CELESTINE OBIAKOR
8. AJULAM UWA - OLARICHE
9. UWEM ERERI MBOT EMI - CELESTINE UKWU
10. ILU LEO - VICTOR ABIMBOIA OLALYA
11. YAK NKESE ENO - ETUBOM REX WILLIAMS
12. OKO - REX JIM LAWSON
VARIOUS ARTISTS HIGH LIFE KINGS VOL 4 KMCD051 CD £ 10.00
Digitally Mastered cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Premier Music. [58M] 1. PERI SPECIAL MBANGA - REX JIM LAWSON
2. ANOTHER WOMAN DEY - TRAVELLER'S LODGE ATOMIC "8"
3. ATETE EKASSA - SIR VICTOR UWAIFO
4. KWANA AGIDA - OSITA OSADEBE
5. UWA NWOGBENYE - PAULSON KALU
6. ONYE MKPESA - MIKE EJEAGHA
7. TINA MATE - VICTOR OLAIYA
8. IJE ENU - CELESTINE UKWU
9. NWANNE DI UTO - EAGLE BROTHERS
10. OGIOMWANRINMWIN - ZORRO OSAZUWA
11. ANANSA SPECIAL - BUSTIC KINGSLEY BASSEY
12. TAMUNO BOMA - PROFESSIONAL SEAGUL
VARIOUS ARTISTS MONEY NO BE SAND OMCD031 CD 11.55 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS NATIVE MUSICIANS - THE IGEDE OF NIGERIA 117 TC £ 5.50
Drumming, chanting and exotic percussion by various village ensembles in Nigeria's Benue State.
VARIOUS ARTISTS THE KINGS OF HIGHLIFE WRASS097 CD 9.30 COL
Victor Uwaifo - Guitar Boy, Joromi. Osita Osadebe - Makojo, Osondi Owendi. Victor Olaiya - Omo Pupa, So Fun Mi. Rex Lawson - Anate, Bere Bote. Paulson Kalu - Okwudili. Wura Fadaka - Sanmari Adugbo. Inyang Nta Henshaw - Esonta. Gentleman Mike Ejeagha - Ikpechakwa A-Akem Kpee. Celestine Ukwu - Igede, Usondu.
VARIOUS ARTISTS YORUBA STREET PERCUSSION OMA 119C TC 7.00 COL
VICTOR UWAIFO GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 PMCD018 CD 11.55 COL
Contains Tracks: Guitar Boy, Joromi/Monkey Yanga, Ebiss Ebiss, Akwete, Oliha, Siwo Siwo, Sesese, Do Amen Do, Tisha, Eralo Gbengigialo, Agege Ogigbo, Iriorere, Simini-Simini Eka Sasa, Oku Olda (Muemue Akwete)
VICTOR UWAIFO AND HIS TITIBITIS EGWU-OZO POLP139 LP 8.00 COL
WARRIOR WARRIOR IN LONDON DWAPS2227 LP 8.00 COL
Warrior and the Oriental Brothers released back in 1984. Packed with super Highlife guitars that float and flash through the beautiful beats of the drummers and percussionists. SUPERB ALBUM.
WARRIOR - UCHE - AJUZIEOGU TRIBUTE TO DR. SIR WARRIOR SON011 CD £ 11.55
WARRIOR AND CO. AKU UDO SPECIAL SI104 CD 11.55 COL
WARRIOR AND HIS ORIENTAL BROTHERS INT. BAND AGWO LORO IBEYA DWACD012 CD 10.00 COL
Cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Panovo Entertainment. Great music that throbs from start to finish. Was originally released as DWAPS 2188 in 1983. [40M] 1. AGWO LORO IBEYA
2. NWA ENWE NNE
WARRIOR AND HIS ORIENTAL BROTHERS INT. BAND JIDE NKEGI DWACD015 CD 10.00 COL
Cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Panovo Entertainment. Nice clean recording but a shame it came packed with enough grit and dust to start a small garden. Was originally released as DWAPS 2157 in 1981. [36M] 1. JIDE NKEGIC
2. OME NMA
WARRIOR AND HIS ORIENTAL BROTHERS INT. BAND LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD PAN005 CD 10.00 COL
Cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Panovo Entertainment. More great music that throbs from start to finish. [40M] 1. ONYE BORO CHI EKELE CHIYA
2. IHE EJI EZHI MADU WU NWANNEYA
2. IHE OMA
2. NNE NA NNA
WARRIOR AND HIS ORIENTAL BROTHERS INT. BAND MY SUCCESS OTILP2130 LP 10.00 COL
WARRIOR AND HIS ORIENTAL BROTHERS INT. BAND NAKWA ECHEKI DWACD014 CD 10.00 COL
Cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Panovo Entertainment. Great music that throbs from start to finish. The 2nd track could have done with a bit better clean up. Was originally released as DWAPS 2287 in 1988. [36M] 1. NAKWA ECHEKI
2. LEKWE NUM
3. ONYE HURU CHIM ANYA
WARRIOR AND HIS ORIENTAL BROTHERS INT. BAND UDO NDI OMA DWACD016 CD 10.00 COL
Cardboard pack Nigerian Import from Panovo Entertainment. By the look of the cover this one was stored in a submerged cellar but after a clean it played OK if a bit rough sounding. Was originally released as DWAPS 2277 in 1988. [36M] 1. ORUOLE
2. UDO NDI OMA
WARRIOR AND ORIENTAL BROTHERS ANERI AKU SPECIAL SI103 CD 11.55 COL
WARRIOR AND ORIENTAL BROTHERS HEAVY ON THE HIGHLIFE OMCD012 CD 11.99 COL
WARRIOR AND ORIENTAL BROTHERS OFE OWERRI SI063 CD £ 11.55
WARRIOR AND ORIENTAL BROTHERS OFE OWERRI SON37CD CD 11.55 COL
WARRIOR AND ORIENTAL BROTHERS VINTAGE HITS VOL. 2 DWACD005 CD £ 11.55
WARRIOR AND ORIENTAL BROTHERS VINTAGE HITS VOLUME 1 DWALCD004 CD £ 11.55
Y. K. AJADI AND HIS APALA MELODY BAND IOLPS24 LP 40.00 COL
1. ARA AIYE LAWA MAJE
2. CHIEF OLATUNJI ATOYERI BANJI FASAKIN
3. AJADI GBOHUN DIDUNDE
4. MODUPE OMO BADERO
5. OLUWA YONUSIWA
6. AWA O PE KEPO MAROFO
7. RISIKI TI DAYE OJOPE
8. ALHAJI OGO OMO AGBONA
9. FI ORO MI RO OMO RE KO TO PE RI MI SIBI




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