Emperor Pick Peters & his Seidor
International Band – Omo Ode, Wa Gba
Polygram Records 1980

Nigerian musicians tend to take the most wonderful titles
after some succes. I’m not sure if they take on the titles
themselves or are being given them. We see Admiral,
Alhaji and Alhaja, Chief, King, Doctor, Sir, Chief Commander,
Captain, Cardinal, Chief Dr, Chief Honourable, Colonel, Dr.Sir,
Field Marshal, General, General Prince, Prince, Gentleman,
Madam, Queen and Professor. Today we feature an artist
with the most iconic title, Emperor Pick Peters & his Seidor
International Band, also called the Wizard Guitarist.
Mellow juju from 1980 ..

Nigeriaanse muzikanten nemen na verloop van tijd de mooiste
titels aan. Ik weet niet zeker of ze die zichzelf toeƫigenen of dat
ze ze krijgen toegewezen. We zien Admiral, Alhaji and Alhaja,
Chief, King, Doctor, Sir, Chief Commander, Captain, Cardinal,
Chief Dr, Chief Honourable, Colonel, Dr.Sir, Field Marshal,
General, General Prince, Prince, Gentleman, Madam, Queen
en Professor. Vandaag vinden we een artiest met de prachtige
titel, Emperor Pick Peters & his Seidor International Band ook
wel the Wizard Guitarist genoemd.
Heerlijk relaxte juju uit 1980 ..

Discogs

Peter L’aja Kan 1976
Omo Ode De 1975

01 – Mo gbokan mi le eledumare babe
—- Ona ki di mojo ko ma la
—- Ori mi o gb’ebo
—- Fenrenkunfenren
02 – Opolo wo’bi to tutu basi
—- Won ni emperor peter o sere mo
—- Awa fe da duro
—- A o ba won se mo

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8 thoughts on “Emperor Pick Peters & his Seidor
International Band – Omo Ode, Wa Gba
Polygram Records 1980

  1. get over there names . We all know about Nigerian Names for there titles. That has
    been there tradition since independence.. Are you that far behind the times. Looks
    like ?

  2. Its an interesting observation Moos.
    Nigerians have the most fascinating tittles and I dont find your observation offensive in any way.
    I have asked myself the same question a few times and even observed that too with Kofi Sammy from Ghana taking on “Chief” Kofi Sammy for most of the works he did with his band in Nigeria.
    I guess its a cultural thing and they like to “package” themselves very well, which adds to the beauty of the music. Perhaps someday we will get the answers. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

  3. I love Emperor Pick Peters! He’s one of my all time favorites since you posted Omo ode de many years ago. What a lucky day for me today a GG šŸ™‚

  4. I also find it curious the titles sometimes bestowed upon musicians; some self proclaimed, many fan based, some historic or even caste derived. In the African diaspora there are kings, chiefs, el hadjis, family ties and deep history. One things for sure most of the music stands out on it’s own merits. By the way Mr Ryan this has been going on far longer than since independence as you claim but obviously you are sadly that uninformed not to mention condescending and ungrateful. Get a life.

  5. I echo the sentiment that this is indeed a lucky day for me as I enjoy the Seidor International Band in its glorious wonderment. The subtle hawaiian guitar fills and goofy organ thrill me. I looked for a superior sounding alternative and found none. Thank you for sharing.

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