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Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria

Various Artists

  • Label: Soundway
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Genres: 80's Soul, Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Boogie, Disco, Funk, Jazz Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, World
  • Format: 3 x LP
  • Catalogue number: SNDWLP087
£22.99

Availability: In stock

Description

Soundway offer us a new compilation featuring 20 rare tracks from the currently much talked about world of Nigerian pop music; a zeitgeist of their early 1980s club culture. The country's economy was booming at the time and so was its recording industry. Strongly influenced by '70s disco and funk, this new generation were, as the liner notes explain "Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervour for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up". The original albums that many of these singles came from go for exorbitant prices online, so here's a chance to snap up some of the periods finest music, remastered across three 12"s and a bonus 7".

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Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria

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Tracklist

Side 1
1.    Hotline - "Fellas Doing It In Lagos" (5:38)
2.    Peter Abdul - "Don't You Know" (3:47)
3.    Steve Monite - "Only You" (6:20)
Side 2
1.    Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" (6:15)
2.    Kio Amachree - "Ivory" (5:11)
3.    Livy Ekemezie - "Holiday Action" (5:12)
Side 3
1.    Willy Roy - "Don't Give Up" (6:40)
2.    Danny Offia & The Friks - "Funk With Me" (5:20)
3.    Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - "Too Hot" (5:19)
Side 4
1.    Toby Foyeh - "Ore Mi" (5:45)
2.    Gboyega Adelaja - "Colourful Environment" (5:19)
3.    Mike Umoh - "Shake Your Body" (6:01)
Side 5
1.    Burnis Moleme - "Where Is The Answer" (7:00)
2.    Sony Enang - "Don't Stop That Music" (5:10)
3.    Nkono Teles - "Be My Lady" (mix) (4:27)
Side 6
1.    Veno - "Groove I Like" (3:34)
2.    Godfrey Odili - "Let's Do More Music" (7:39)
3.    Terry Mackson - "Distant Lover" (5:31)
Side 7
1.    Ofege - "Burning Jungle" (bonus 7")
Side 8
     1.    Lexy Mella - "On The Air" (Rap mix - Frankie Francis edit - bonus 7")

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