Doing It In Lagos - Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (3LP)

 
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Doing It In Lagos - Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (3LP)

[ Soundway / 3 LP ]

Release Date: Friday 16 December 2016

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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.

Tracks:

Hotline - Fellas Doing It In Lagos
Peter Abdul - Don't You Know
Steve Monite - Only You
Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life
Kio Amachree - Ivory
Livy Ekemezie - Holiday Action
Willy Roy - Don't Give Up
Danny Offia & The Friks - Funk With Me
Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - Too Hot
Terry Mackson - Distant Lover
Ofege - Burning Jungle
Odion Iruoje - Indentify With Your Root
Mike Umoh - Shake Your Body
Burnis Moleme - Where Is The Answer
Sony Enang - Don't Stop That Music
Veno - Groove I Like
Godfrey Odili - Let's Do More Music
Toby Foyeh - Ore Mi
Gboyega Adelaja - Colourful Environment
Lexy Mella - On The Air