Afro Baby: The Evolution of the Afro Sound

Compilation / Soundway Records / 2004

Nigeria in the 1970s had one of the biggest recording industries on the continent as well as one of the most diverse. The fusion of African rhythms and culture with jazz, funk, soul and rock was an Africa wide phenomenon but nowhere was it more prolific and active than the cities and dance floors of Nigeria. These twelve rarities highlight how the Afro – Sound influenced all areas of the music scene and how it progressed throughout a very creative and energetic decade. From funky afro-jazz, soul and afro-highlife to big, dance floor afro-beat Nigeria led the way in West Africa at the time.


1. Alikali Adajo
2. Lagos Sisi
3. Son of Mr Bull Dog
4. Fogo Fogo
5. Ire
6. Ipasan
7. Asa-Sa - Fred Fisher
8. Mura Sise - Orlando Julius
9. No Wrong Show
10. Omelebele
11. Afro Baby
12. Ochonma

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