William Onyeabor: Who Is William Onyeabor?

Who Is William Onyeabor?

William Onyeabor

  • US $29.99  

  • Release Date 23 June 2017
Product code
8089900791
Format
Triple Vinyl LP
Label
Luaka Bop

*Re-press due June '17*

In the early 21st Century, a shadowy figure rose from the dust that settled atop forgotten record collections throughout Africa, leaving behind a trail of clues in what seemed like a wild goose chase, but in October 2013, Luaka Bop will unmask a phantom: the great William Onyeabor. William Onyeabor studied cinematography in Russia for many years, returning to Nigeria in the mid-70s to start his own Wilfilms music label and to set up a music and film production studio. He recorded a number of hit songs in Nigeria during the 70s, the biggest of which was ‘Atomic Bomb’ in 1978. ‘Better Change Your Mind’ is taken from the same album, and, as well as slating the power-crazed nations of the world, the second half settles into a unique slice of stripped down spacey, lo-fi funk which is unlike any other Nigerian music being made at the time. William has now been crowned a High Chief in Enugu, where he lives today as a successful businessman working on government contracts and running his own flour mill.

Tracklisting
1. Body and Soul
2. Atomic Bomb
3. Good Name
4. Something You Will Never Forget
5. Why Go To Ware
6. Love Is Blind
7. Heaven and Hell
8. Let’s Fall in Love
9. Fantastic Man
10. When the Going is Smooth & Good*
11. The Way to Win Your Love*
12. Jungle Gods*
13. Love Me Now*

*LP EXCLUSIVES – NOT AVAILABLE ON CD OR DIGITALLY