Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey
and his Inter-Reformers Band
Singing for the People
Obey Music / Afrodisia 1983

Security 1985
.. and his Inter Reformers Band from 1977
Je Ka Jo from 1983
In London from 1969
Adventure of Mr. Wise from 1973
Adam and Eve from 1977
Eyi Yato from 1981
Operation Feed the Nation from 1976
Juju Jubilee from 1985
Current Affairs from 1980
Tribute to the Late Chief Obafemi from 1987
Victory from 1987
.. and his International Brothers from 1973
Eko Ila from 1974
Eda to Mose Okunkun from 1977
Solution from 1984
.. and his Miliki Sound from 1973
In London vol.3 from 1972
.. & his Inter Reformers Band from 1974
Oluwa ni Olusa Agutan from 1978
On The Town from 1970
.. and his International Brothers from 1972
The Only Condition to Save Nigeria from 1984
In The 60’s vol.1 from 1980
No Place Be Like My Country Nigeria from 1978
Discogs Discography
Ebenezer Obey Wikipedia
Ebenezer Obey on Facebook

01 – Singing for the people
—- Je k’ajo mi jase rere
02 – Alfa omega
—- O se baba
03 – Eiye to ma ba kowe ke
—- Mori sisi kan
—- Eje a mo
—- Nike oluwole

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Oliver de Coque and his Expo ’76
in the U.S.A. , Nke Nakpa Onye
Afrodisia / Ogene Records 1988

Ik kreeg gisteren de smaak weer te pakken met die fijne
Oliver de Coque plaat. Meestal doe ik het niet maar voor
de gelegenheid nog eentje vandaag. In 1988 nam Afrodisia
dit album op in de Verenigde Staten van Amerika. Samen
met Ogene Records brachten ze hem uit. Hij heeft wel wat
krasjes maar speelt toch nog lekker. Special thanks gaan
o.a. uit naar King Sunny Adé en Chief Commander Ebe-
nezer Obey. Ik weet niet waarvoor, weet jij het ?

Yesterday I really got in the mood with Oliver de Coque
and that fine record. It is not my habbit to do another
straight away but for the opportunity an exception.
In 1988 Afrodisia recorded this album in the United
States. They released it together with Ogene Records.
It has a few scratches but still plays okay. Special thanks
go out to King Sunny Adé and Chief Commander Ebenezer
Obey among others. I have no idea for what. Do you ?

01 – Oliver de Coque in U.S.A.
—- Ogene makossa
02 – Nke nakpa onye
—- Uwa ozulu onye

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Oliver de Coque and his Expo ’76
Ogen Sound Super of Africa
Opportunity, Olumo 1982

It has been over nine years since we had us an album with
Oliver de Coque and his Expo ’76 Ogene Sound Super of
Africa. Today he returns here at the Global Groove in this
last week of 2020. His real name was Oliver Sunday Akanite,
he made some 93 records. de Coque was taught to play
guitar by a Congolese named Picolo when still very young.
He also was one of the musicians who played on Prince
Nico Mbarga’s famous ‘Sweet Mother’ album. Oliver de
Coque was called Oliver de Coke, Oliver de Fanta,
Messiah of Ogene or Oliver de Identity
(one of his greatest hits)

Het is alweer meer dan negen jaar geleden dat we een van
zijn platen hadden. In deze laatste week van 2020 is Oliver
de Coque and his Expo ’76 Ogene Sound Super of Africa
terug bij de Global Groove. Zijn echte naam was Oliver
Sunday Akanite, hij maakte zo’n 93 albums. de Coque
leerde al op zeer jonge leeftijd gitaar spelen van een
Congolees genaamd Picolo die in Nigeria woonde.
Hij was ook een van de muzikanten op het beroemde
‘Sweet Mother’ album van Prince Nico Mbarga. Oliver
de Coque werd ook wel Oliver de Coke, Oliver de Fanta,
Messiah of Ogene of Oliver de Identity genoemd.
(Identity was een van zijn grootste hits)

Ogene King of Africa 1984
Udoka Social Club of Nigeria 1981
I Salute Africa 1979
Identity 1980
Jomo Kenyatta 1979
My Woman 1986
Engirigbo 1987
Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya 1982
Anyi Cholu Uwa Silili Welele 1983
Messiah 1976
Ife Chi Kwalu Geme (Sound Ogene) 1978
Oje Mba Ewilo 1977
Mark 2 1977
Wikipedia
Discogs

01 – Opportunity
02 – Ajuju ajighi ama agbaba
03 – Ezinifite star united club of nigeria
—- Oganiru kasinma

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Muddy Ibe and his Nkwa Brothers System
Nkwa, Cordos Records 1981

Remember Captain Muddy Ibe ? With his Igbo highlife group
the Nkwa Brothers System he made some nice albums. This
one comes from 1981, is a little bit crackly and side two sounds
quite messy. Still, the music is interesting enough to go through
this. I hope to find a better copy some fine day. Until then we’ll
have to settle with this one. Listen and make up your own mind ..
Includes one bonus track !

Herrinner je je Captain Muddy Ibe nog ? Met zijn Igbo highlife
band the Nkwa brothers System maakte hij een aantal mooie
platen. Deze is uit 1981, enigszins krakerig en kant twee klinkt
rommelig. De muziek zelf is daarentegen interessant genoeg
om er eens naar te luisteren. Ik hoop op een mooie dag eens
een betere versie te vinden. Tot die tijd moeten we het
hiermee doen. Luister en kijk wat jij ervan vindt ..
Inclusief een bonus track !

Ndi Kwena Ndi Ekwena 1986
“83” 1983
African and Black History
Discogs
Holland Tunnel Dive

01 – Anyi ma ndi bu ndi
02 – Nne chalu ka nma
03 – United peoples social club of nigeria
04 – Onye enenina ibey

Bonus track

05 – Iga edu uzo kpelo azu

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Alhaja Adijat Kubura Alaragbo – Repercussion
Leader Records Ltd. 1985

Merry Christmas to all of you visitors.
For the occasion we’ve found you this Nigerian waka X-mas
album with Alhaja Adijat Kubura Alaragbo and her Waka Group.
Have a nice day with your families and friends, don’t overeat
and listen to some nice music. This record is for all lovers
of apala, fuji and waka, for all fellow bloggers, Henk, Gerrit,
Jillem, Matthew, John, dj Daudi, Peter, Reservatory,
Groovemonzter, Dial Africa and all others ..
to all visitors, Anon, Rik, Mouhamadou, Juanito, el Profe, Ian, Carl,
Dennis, Willy, Harris, Lawrence, Pete, Patrick, Richard, Antonio,
Ngoni, Paolo, David, Julian, Carlos, Christophe, Doreen, Philip,
Good to Go, Graziano, Maren, Lenormand, Ians, Kwabena,
Nick, Deixaeudormir, Neeko, José, Bert, Willem, Frits, DiJit,
Steven, Rob, Prince Arjen, Allen, Hans, Patraoo, Adebayo,
Gill, Veteau, Jahson, C-record, jean-Luc, Tim, Stephane,
Zesty, Anthony, Fanta, Ron, Kwame, Peacenik, Max,
Paulo, Kwesik, Barron, Beeden, etc. etc. etc..
Listen with pleasure.

Self Titled
Discogs

01 – Ori ota kore
—- Okiki ki posu
—- Oje je iyawo
—- Aiye e pon wa le
02 – Emi ase waka yi lowo
—- Egbe amuludun (omi adio)
—- Alhaji m.k.o. abiola
—- Talabi dara ile

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Odani Dance Band of Africa
led by Regge Fancy
Odec Brothers Ltd. 1991

A rare one today. Nothing seems to be available when searching
for information about this group. The only one you find on Ecrater
is the one I have here. from 1991 and led by Regge Fancy we have
the Odani Dance Band. The actual vinyl is in good condition and
plays exactly as it was meant to be. Enjoy listening ..

01 – Njo adimma
02 – Kalio chuku
03 – Ndokwa ghana
04 – Ezhioyi club

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D.A. Ogbebor and his Super Sound of Nigeria
Shanu Olu, sos 208

Op het Shanu Olu label vinden we deze plaat met D.A. Ogbebor
and his Super Sound of Nigeria. Een highlife registratie waarover
behalve de Discogs notering niet veel te vinden is. Nogal toegan-
kelijk album, lekker mellow en luistert prettig weg ..

On the Shanu Olu label we find this record with D.A. Ogbebor
and his Super Sound of Nigeria. A highlife registration on which,
except for a Discogs notation, not much information is available.
Quite accessible, mellow and easy listening on this one ..

Discogs

01 – Agbejie-ero-osiomwan
02 – Osudo
03 – Amievbire
04 – Ukhuegbemwenoyemwen

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Professor Richard Ugiagbe and
his Afro Ministers Band – Vol. 3
Shanu Olu Records 1978

Steeds dieper duikend in de Nigeriaanse highlife uit de Etsakor
regio vinden we vandaag deze plaat met Professor Richard
Ugiagbe. Hij verschijnt op het Shanu Olu label en stamt uit
1978. De sound van Richard Ugiagbe is niet zo donker als
die van veel stijlgenoten maar helder en toegankelijk.
Veel elpees uit die buurt en tijd zijn slecht en bekrast,
deze daarentegen speelt mooi en klinkt dito ..

Diving deeper in the Nigerian highlife from the Etsakor region
today we find this album with Professor Richard Ugiagbe. It
came out on the Shanu Olu label and is from the year 1978.
Richard Ugiagbe’s sound is not as dark as that of many time
and style buddies but is bright and accessible. Many of the
records from that time and area are in bad state and
scratchy, this one however plays and sounds nice ..

01 – Iruenwiense
02 – Ovbiye
03 – Nagbare
04 – Aituayemwangbon

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Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & his Premier Dance Band
Jaa’m Mma Na Ndu, Polydor 1983

Another delightful album with Gentleman Mike Ejeagha.
The man under who’s guidance a great artist like Celestine Ukwu
started his career. Mike’s music is very relaxed, his
Igbo lyrics concern stories about daily matters. He is told
to have contributed over 300 recordings to the National
Archives of Nigeria. Get it & spread it ..

Ugo Mma 1982
Akuko Negwu vol. 3 1985
Onye Mkpesa 1987
Akuko Negwu vol. 2 1984
Akuko Negwu Original vol. 1 1983
V.A. African Music 1983
Celestine Ukwu posts
Last.fm
Wiki
Discogs

01 – Jaa’m mma na ndu
02 – Okwu aburo nni

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Bestman Doupere & his Coastal Pioneer
Dance Band of Nigeria
Felix Record FRLP 16

Some more Nigerian highlife today with Bestman Doupere
and his Coasta Pioneer Dance Band of Nigeria. A mouthful
of name. Just two songs, one per side. It is mellow and easy
going, so easy they forgot a letter ‘l’ in the sleeve name.
One way or the other, solid listening with Bestman Doupere ..

Enama La-Ye Pa 1988
Discogs

01 – Amene yerin kenimiwerimi
02 – Abakumor

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Haruna Ishola and his Apala Group – SRPS 16
Star Records

It has little disturbance at the beginning of the record,
later it gets a lot better. Haruna Ishola comes in with
this 1975 album on Star Records. Stunning rhythms
on top of Haruna’s vocals, apala like it’s meant to be ..

Star SRPS 23
Apala Songs 1962
All Apala
Wiki
Discogs

01 – Egbe fesojaiye (odogbolu)
—- Madoju tiwa baba loke
—- Eni nfere kowi oba oluwa ngbo
—- Ti a ba ri won ti ao baki won
—- Bowoluni kole pani
—- Ori sunmbare
02 – Late badejo okusanya
—- Aki pagun aki jegun
—- Eniti ko lowo to nso pe on yio joye
—- Adanitan ti danitan ki awon abanije tode
—- Adani magbagbe oba tiki seka
—- Ema tuwo ise oluwa ni

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