Tag: Abuja

Vincent Toko And Justin Naoussi – Fly No More (Nigeria, 1980s, Taretone)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Fly No More“, an obscure but catchy Afro Boogie Disco Synth track, taken from the only album recorded in 1980s by the Nigerian musicians Vincent Toko and Justin Naoussi, and produced by Jake Sollo, mythical figure of the Nigerian musical scene from the 70s to the 90s, and that includes many legendary figures from this era such as :

Vincent Toko (Arrangements & Composition, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals ) ;

Justin Naoussi (Arrangements & Composition, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals) ;

Christine Odita, Julia Aggrey, Kate Cambell, Lade Kong Gbulie, Ngozi Oraelosi, Princess Bunmi Olajubu, Teddy “Mens” Mensah, Tina Onwudiwe (Backing Vocals) ;

Friday Pozo (Congas) ;

Emmanuel “Emma Betsen” Onyenga Ogbonna (Drums) ;

Dotun « Candido » Obajimi (Percussion) ;

Leslie Brunner (Piano) ;

Ossomba “Nicco” Nicholas (Saxophone Alto and Tenor) ;

Joe “King” Ugokwe (Trombone) ;

Kofi Adjololo, Ray Stephen Oche (Trumpet) ;

A solid song that will rock any dancefloor, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Vincent Toko And Justin Naoussi – Fly No More (Nigeria, 1980s, Taretone)

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Edmund Spice – Baby Can I Hold You Tonite (Nigeria, 1991, Polygram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Baby Can I Hold You Tonite“, a Nigerian cover of the international hit from the American singer Tracy Chapman, reinterpreted here in an uplifting 90s Afro Hip Hop New Jack House Soul version, taken from the (apparently) only album recorded by the mysterious Nigerian musician Edmund Spice, produced by the legendary Nigerian musician Lemmy Jackson & recorded at the mythical Nigeria Tabansi Studios.

This album features :

Writings & compositions : Edmund Spice ;

Rearrangements : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Computer Programming : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Key Board : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Lead Vocals : Edmund Spice ;

Back-Up Vocals : Manny Eke, Charles Enebili & Austin Okonkwo ;

Edmund Spice – Baby Can I Hold You Tonite (Nigeria, 1990, Polygram)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/dU1f69jJkJo

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

For today, and to festively close 2022, I wanted to share with you an edit I made of “Make Your Body Dance“, an instant feel-good & powerful dancefloor friendly Afro Disco Boogie track, taken from the fifth album of the band BLO, in reference to the initials of its founders :

Berkley “Ike” Jones (guitar)

Olaoluwa “Laolu Akins” Akintobi (drums) ;

Mike “Gbenga” Odumosu (bass) ;

Odumosu left the band later and was replaced by Lemmy “Otu” Udofa (also known as “Lemmy Jackson” in his 80s solo carrer !)

I wish you all the best for 2023, and sincerely hope that this forthcoming year will be as sweet as 2022 was for you, enjoy !

Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Bayo Damazio – Listen To The Music (Nigeria, 1985, Phonodisk)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Listen To The Music“, a catchy 80s Afro Disco Boogie dancefloor burner driven by crazy synth parts, taken from the only album recorded & released in 1985 by the Nigerian composer & singer Bayo Damazio and backed by legendary Nigerian & Cameroonian musicians such as Emmanuel “Emma” Baloka & Tony Essien – Enjoy !

Bayo Damazio – Listen To The Music

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/-9MlHmtKBNI

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe (Nigeria, 1975, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yem Efe“, an awesome powerful Psychedelic Afro Rock Funk track with crazy fuzzy guitar parts & afrobeat flavors, taken from the 3rd album of the Nigerian musician & composer Tony Grey and backed by his “Super 7” band, issued in 1975 on the legendary label “EMI Nigeria” – Enjoy !

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong (Nigeria, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Akpaisong“, a deep Afro Highlife Jazz Funk Soul track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from the 1st album of the Nigerian superstar Etubom Rex Williams, recorded in 1973 & backed by his famous “Nigerian Artistes” – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QTDnKpkYC9c

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nato Funky Stars – Disco Baby (Nigeria, 1981, Nato Records)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Disco Baby“, an amazing catchy dance floor friendly Cosmic Afro Disco Boogie Funk track with awesome bass line & synth parts, taken from the ultra hard to find album recorded in 1981 by the Nigerian composer & musician Etubom Rex Williams and backed by his “Nato Funky Stars” band – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nato Funky Stars – Disco Baby

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/yWGrxDdFy-s

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nigerian Artistes – Don’t Be In A Hurry (Nigeria, 1977, Love Day)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Don’t Be In A Hurry“, a deep Afrobeat Highlife Funk track with amazing horns & mesmerising guitar parts by the Nigerian legendary musician Etubom Rex Williams and taken from an ultra hard to find LP – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Don’t Be In A Hurry

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ks0DKes-ZVk

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Ofege – You Say No (Nigeria, 1973, EMI Nigeria)

OFEGE was a 70s psychedelic Rock band from Nigeria, composed of teenage students of the St. Gregory’s College of Lagos.

Led by Melvin Ukachi & largely influenced by artists such as Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, they recorded 4 albums before splitting up.

For today, I wanted to present you the track “You Say No“, taken from their first album “Try And Love“, full of fuzzy electric guitar solos and Afrobeat-esque drums.

This album was a great musical snap when I found it in Kumba (Western Cameroon) more than a decade ago, and is still one of my favorite African record – Enjoy !

Ofege – You Say No

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ULkzZ7fkFZw

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Veno – Nigeria Go Survive (Nigeria, 1985, Tabansi)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nigeria Go Survive“, an Electro Boogie anthem from Nigeria, recorded in 1985 by the singer Veno Marioghae – Enjoy !

Veno – Nigeria Go Survive

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/wCGzDVwk_C8

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau