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World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP
Release Date: 07/02/2014
Catalogue No.: LP-LBOP-0079
Record Label: Luaka Bop
Format: 12" Vinyl

3LP+artwork extra track.William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria.His songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. In recent years a number of his songs have appeared on various compilations, most often his biggest hit "Better Change Your Mind". Some biographies claim that he studied cinematography in Russia, returning to Nigeria in the 1970s to start his own Wilfilms music label and to set up a recording and production studio. He was later crowned a High Chief in Enugu, where he still lives as a businessman working on government contracts and running his own flour mill. According to the Luaka Bop record label, Onyeabor "self-released 8 albums between 1978 and 1985 and then became a born-again Christian, refusing ever to speak about himself or his music again....By attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, Luaka Bop spent five years tracking down William Onyeabor and the result is this album..."Anyone out there who is making music at the moment...will be quite excited by this..." %uFFFDDamon Albarn on BBC Radio One



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William Onyeabor

World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP

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