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Wake Up You! Vol. 2 - The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)

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2xLP /  CD comes packaged with a hard cover 100 page colour book, filled with incredible photos and words by Nigerian music historian Uchenna Ikonne ('Who Is William Onyeabor?'). 

The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. 'Wake Up You!' tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s.

Presented in two volumes, each in a 100 page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne ('Who Is William Onyeabor?'), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves. 


Theodore Nemy - Come Back
Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
Hykkers - I Want A Break Thru
The Hygrades - In The Jungle (Vocal)
Shadow Abraham W/ Monomono Friends – Babalawo
Waves - Wake Up You
War-Head Constriction - Shower Of Stone
Question Mark – Love
Action 13 - Set Me Free
Jay U Experience - Baby Rock
The Doves - Flying Bird
Kukumbas - Awa Lani Arawa
The Believers - Life Will Move
Tony Grey & The Black 7
Ceejebs - Life In Cannan
The Identicals - Who Made The World.

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