William Onyeabor

William Onyeabor

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Discography of William Onyeabor:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Body And Soul 2 Audio 2002 Afrodisiac Records
2 Anything You Sow 4 Audio 1985 Wilfilms Records
3 Tomorrow 5 Audio 1979 Wilfilms Records
4 Hypertension 4 Audio 1982 Wilfilms Records
5 Atomic Bomb 7 Audio 1978 Wilfilms Records
6 Good Name 2 Audio 1983 Wilfilms Records
7 Body & Soul 4 Audio 1980 Wilfilms Records
8 Great Lover 4 Audio 1981 Wilfilms Records
9 Crashes In Love 4 Audio Wilfilms Records
10 Smooth & Good 3 Audio 2011 Soundbox Dynamic Recordings
11 Anything You Sow 4 Audio 2011 Not On Label
12 Good Name 2 Audio 2013-08-00
13 Who Is William Onyeabor? 14 Audio 2013-10-29 Luaka Bop
14 Who Is William Onyeabor? 9 Audio 2013-10-28
15 Good Name 2 Audio 2013-12-00
16 What?! 10 Audio 2014-04-19 Luaka Bop

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.

info from inlay-booklet: Nigeria 70 "The Definitive Story of 1970'S Funky Lagos" Strut [STRUTCD 013]

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