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Various - Nigeria Special : Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds and Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976

Nigeria Special Soundway
Various - Nigeria Special : Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds and Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976
(2xCD/4xLP) Soundway Records SNDWCD/LP009, 2008-02-05

Tracklisting CD 1 :
01. Ayamma - The Anambra Beats
02. Okwukwe Na Nchekwube - Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National
03. Amalinja - The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination
04. Akula Owu Onyeara - The Funkees
05. Oja Omoba - Dele Ojo & His Star Brothers Band
06. Koma Mosi - The Harbours Band
07. Nekwaha Semi Colon - The Semi Colon
08. Osalobua Rekpama - Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros
09. Onwu Ama Dike - St. Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band
10. Feso Jaiye - The Sahara All Stars Of Jos
11. Eme Kowa Iasa Ile Wa - Mono Mono
12. To Whom It May Concern - Tunji Oyelana & The Benders
13. Ugali - The Tony Benson Sextet

Tracklisting CD 2 :
01. Asiko Mi Ni - The Nigerian Police Force Band 'The Force 7'
02. Torri Wow - Godwin Ezike & the Ambassadors
03. Belema - Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown)
04. Alabeke - Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band Of Aba
05. Arraino - Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band
06. Simini-Yaya - Collins Oke Elaiho & His Odoligie Nobles Dance Band
07. Buroda Mase - Bola Johnson & His Easy Life To pBeats
08. I Want a Break Thru - The Hykkers
09. Business Before Pleasure - George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits
10. Omo Yen Wu Mi - Shadow Abraham With Mono Mono Friends
11. Blak Sound - Leo Fadaka & the Heroes
12. Eguae Oba - Osayomore Joseph & the Creative 7
13. Akpaisong - Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes

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Info :
Nigeria 1970. Highlife, afro-beat, rock, jazz & native blues rub shoulders and are turned out at an unprecedented level. New styles meet old. Newly found national confidence follows the near break up of the nation following the Biafran war. New fashions meet old, forging new fusions. Soundway presents 26 original and previously un-reissued tracks from the time. Obscure a-sides, b-sides & album cuts that have resisted a second look until now.

“A deep selection that yields more with each listen, this is recommended for aficionados and passing fans alike” - Songlines


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Nigeria Special Fansite Nigeria Special Fansite ·  12 February 2008, 11:47

Hi DJouls.

If anyone is interested, there's loads more stuff on Nigeria Special at:

Its the official fansite to celebrate the release of Nigeria Special with articles, videos, audio and more. Also, for all you bloggers there's a free full track MP3 available for download at

Best wishes Timjim (fansite admin.)

PS. Is it possible for you to put a link up to the Official Fansite along with the link to soundways one already there?

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