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This product is a Pre Order and is scheduled to be released 30th August 2024

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Various Artists - Nigeria 70: The Definitive Guide To 1970's Funky Lagos [2024 Reissue]


This product is available on pre order with a limited discounted price.

An absolute classic back and more vibrant than ever.

First released in 2001, Nigeria 70 was a pioneering compilation that delved deeply into Lagos' vibrant music scene, where local artists blended highlife and traditional rhythms with soul, funk, rock, and jazz. While Western audiences were already acquainted with Fela Kuti, this album highlighted other influential Nigerian musicians and bandleaders of the '70s Joni Haastrup, Peter King, Segun Bucknor, Bala Miller, Blo, King Sunny Ade, Tunji Oyelana, and many more. Subsequent volumes continued to explore the rich landscape of Afrobeat, juju, funk, and soul, unearthing a treasure trove of Nigerian tracks.

‘Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos’ showcases the vibrant diversity of the Lagos scene, reflecting the eclectic musical influences of the time. The compilation includes elements of psychedelic rock, from the heavily fuzzed-out sounds of Ofo & the Black Company's "Allah Wakbarr"to BLO's hauntingly serene "Chant to Mother Earth."  The influence of late 1970s and early 80s disco can be heard in tracks like Joni Haastrup's 1977 "Greetings" and Shina Williams & His African Percussionists' 1984 electro-funk track "Agboju Logun" all while maintaining a strong Afrobeat foundation.

Beloved by collectors and dancefloor enthusiasts, Nigeria 70 is rich with soul, humanity, and a broad spectrum of the region's musical talent. It has inspired a new wave of labels and releases, introducing the 1970s Lagos scene to a new generation of soul, funk, and dance music fans.

This special edition of ‘Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos’ features the original artwork and liner notes, pressed
on translucent green vinyl across 3LPs.

Edition Info

• 3LP
• Translucent Green Vinyl


A1. Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders – Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2 )
A2. Segun Bucknor & His Revolution – La La La
A3. Lijadu Sisters – Orere Elejigbo
B1. Peter King – Shango
B2. Sahara All Stars Band Jos – Enjoy Yourself
C1. Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 – Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench)
C2. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders – Ifa
C3. Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr
D1. The Funkees – Dancing Time
D2. Monomono– Tire Loma Da Nigbehin
D3. Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika – Ikon Allah
E1. Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes – Akayan Ekassa
E2. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun
F1. Gasper Lawal – Kita Kita
F2. King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)

Scheduled: 30 August 2024

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