Ofo & The Black Company were one of countless student band’s playing in Lagos during the 70’s. They became famous with their “Allah Wakbarr” first single, recorded and released in 1972 in London.
It was leaded by Larry Ifedioranma Jr. and composed of :
Larry Ifedioranma Jr. : Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bells, Whisltes and Percussion
Santana Otu Bassy : Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Johnson Hart : Drums, Marracass, Clavinet Piano and Vocals
Marcel All-Well Opara : Vocals and Organ
Eddy Cox : Bass Guitar and backing Vocals
Pappowei Daniel : Backing Vocals and Percussion
Koffibok : Congas
Felix Lebarty : Lead Guitar
They released 3 albums between 1972 and 1980, a few singles and toured several times in Europe in the 70s (they even played with Carlos Santana, student at the time, on stage during one concert, realizing after the gig – but too late – who he really was).
The track presented here, “Not Easy”, taken from their last album “People’s law”, is an awesome Afro Rock track with fuzzy guitar parts and catchy vocals – Enjoy !
Ofo Black Company – Not easy
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/YBtrp0tVYKI