Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri (Nigeria, 1978, Joromi Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hankuri“, a bouncy afrobeat track with explosive saxophone parts, taken from the second album of Mad Man Jaga, one of the musicians of the Nigerian superstar Sir Victor Uwaifo, and recorded in 1978 on Uwaifo’s record label, Joromi Records – Enjoy !

Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ttb1bXPrJl8

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 – N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) (Nigeria, 1984, Mercury)

For today, I wanted to you share with you “N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)“, an 80s Afrobeat track with an electronic touch by the Master Tony Oladipo Allen, former drummer for Fela Anikulapo Kuti & his Afrika 70 & active musician still until a few days ago, inventor of this unrivaled rhythm, who sadly passed away yesterday – Enjoy !

Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 – N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/pAav216dWYU

Have a nice Friday !

Armand de Preseau

Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr (Nigeria, 1972, London Records)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Allah Wakbarr“, an uptempo psychedelic Afro Rock track recorded in 1972 by the nigerian band Ofo The Black Company – Enjoy !

Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UB60LDM-20A

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

The Identicals – Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa (Nigeria, 1977, Emi Nigeria)

The Identicals was a Nigerian band composed by two twins brothers, Peter (Bass) and Paul (Guitar) State, who played around Lagos clubs and studios (as backing members for other musicians) back in the 70’s.
The song presented here, “Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa” is taken from their one and only album, “Rock Exponent“, and is a sublime example of the local Psychedelic Afro Rock scene back in the Nigeria of the 70s.
The title of this song could be translated (in Igbo language) as “We Come Into This World Crying” – Enjoy !
The Identicals – Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/EgiQZmHG9Nk

Take a good care of you,

Armand de Preseau

Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit) (Nigeria, 1981, Clover Recording Organization)

For today, I wanted to share with you a short edit I did on one of my favourite songs from the most funky reverend from Nigeria, Mr. Jerry Boifraind !

He relased a few LP’s back in the end of the 70’s / early 80’s before giving his entire life to his church – enjoy !

Reverend Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit)

You can download this edit here !

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/L4sJNXHdBo4

Have a nice day !

Armand

Bongos Ikwue and The Groovies – Woman Made The Devil (Nigeria, 1977, EMI NIGERIA)

Great mixture of American folk music and Nigerian roots, “Woman Made The Devil“, track by the very prolific Nigerian singer and guitarist Bongos Ikwue (his last album came out in 2012 !) – is perfect for this hot thursday summer !
Close your eyes, and relax..

Bongos Ikwue – Woman Made The Devil

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/LICUo0a8d6k

Take care of you all,
Armand

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom (Nigeria, 1982, Global Records)

For today, and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom”, a splendid deep & slow Highlife track by The Martin Brothers Global Band”, one of my favourite Nigerian band – Enjoy !

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Kvl0ak1eYc8

Regards,

Armand

Audience Limited – Underground Sound (Nigeria, 1977, Hasbunalau Record Company)

Audience Limited” was a very obscure band, led by John Broadway, that recorded only one album in Lagos (Nigeria) 1977, full of Afro Rock tracks.

I decided to share with you “Underground Sound“, a nervous instrumental song with psychedelic fuzzy guitars, catchy drums and crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

Audience Limited – Underground Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/7iiCn-oh2W0

Best regards,

Armand

Akaeze’s International Band – It’s Tough To Be Rich (Nigeria, 1978, Afrodisia)

The Akaeze’s International Band from Nigeria was leaded by Eric “Showboy” Akaeze, a musician converted very early to the Afrobeat musical genre that he made his own version called “Ikoto Rock“.

Originally from the Delta State (Mid-West region of Nigeria), Akaeze moved to Lagos as a fairly young man and played for a while in Bobby Benson’s famous band and founded a few times after his first band, The Royal Ericos, and then recorded several albums with different groups as The Akaeze’s International Band or The Azagas.

The track I wanted to make you rediscover today, “It’s Tough To Be Rich“, is an awesome 9 minutes long kick ass deep Afrobeat track – Enjoy !!

The Akaeze’s International Band – It’s Tough To Be Rich

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

Have a nice week,

Armand

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Cosmic Sounds)

N’Draman Blintch was an artist from Nigeria who released three auto-produced obscure albums at the end of the 70s, and who was one of those very few precursors that experimented cosmic vintage synths in Africa back in 70s, as William Onyeabor also did.

I decided to present you an edit I made of “I First U Last“, the last track of his first album, a catchy cosmic Afro Funk track with crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/u4JhFoC4Fqk

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/ndraman-blintch-i-first-u-last-armand-de-preseau-edit

Have a nice sunday,

Armand