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Academy LPs is the new reissue label of the Academy Records stores of NYC, curated by owner Mike Davis. Three Nigerian afro-rock and afro-funk albums have already been released!

Ofege Try And Love
Ofege - Try And Love

Ofege recorded this LP while still in high school in Nigeria in 1973, and with its sweet harmonies, wailing fuzz guitar and virtuoso drumming, it quickly became a classic of the Afro-rock genre. Mastered by Tim Warren from the best possible sources, Try And Love is available for the first time in over 35 years, officially licensed and lovingly pressed.
-> Complete info on Djouls' Music blog

Mebusas Blood Brothers
Mebusas - Blood Brothers

Best known for their cut Son of Mr Bulldog which was made available on the recent Afro Baby compilation on Soundway Records, The Mebusas lone LP Blood Brothers combines elements of American soul and funk, psychedelic rock, latin/carribean rhythms and traditional African music. Innovative arrangements, deep rhythms and top-notch playing make this 1973 album a true classic. This is the first ever reissue of this landmark album.
-> Complete info on Djouls' Music blog

SJOB Movement A Move In The Right Direction
SJOB Movement - A Move In The Right Direction

Extreme Afro-Funk-Rock rarity. Aside from a few scattered blog entries, we’ve never seen this one given the attention it deserves. One track from their second LP was included on Soundway’s Nigeria Disco Funk Special compilation from last year. Some deep and spacey afro-funk rhythms from four heavy weight Nigerian musicians, and the first ever reissue of their 1974 classic album!
-> Complete info on Djouls' Music blog
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