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COUNT BASIE’S ORCHESTRAL LEGACY

Whenever the historic musical legacy of the great big bands of America is being discussed the occupancy of the prime places of recognition and...

PART 3: THE SOUNDS OF THE 60s

I attended an end of the year Pop concert at King’s College Assembly Hall Lagos in December 1965. On hand were RHYTHM ‘N FIVE,...

NIGERIA IS A MUSIC POWERHOUSE WORTH TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS

As the government grapples with the reality of an unprecedented economic downturn in many years, everyone is talking about one thing: How to diversify...

THE TY DANJUMA SPONSORED TWELFTH EDITION OF FESTIVAL OF PRAISE REGALES ABUJA

The annual concert organised by a group of Christian music enthusiasts led by Prof. Jerry Gana under the rubric of the Festival of Praise...

PART 2: HOW AFROBEAT TOOK HIGHLIFE TO THE CLEANERS

Fela’s consequent Ghanaian tours sold out one after another and the then Head of State late Gen. Ignatius Acheampong was so moved by the...

Reporter-Researcher, Bennett O. Udeobi looks back at the rollercoaster 

LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GROUNDBREAKING ROCK GROUP P-SQUARE P-Square was a Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They...

NIGERIA POP HISTORY

Popular Music in Nigeria (Part 1) Through the 40’s and 50’s, highlife was the modern music of West Africa. The coast was ruled by such...

THE AFRICAN ELEMENTS OF JAZZ

The debate about the African elements of jazz, the most original musical form created in the twentieth century, has been a perennial concern of...

EDDIE IROH’S AFRICA MUSIC INTERVENTION

THE BIG BANG IS HERE FOLKS! THE RETURN OF THE BIG BANG!  It is only a matter of time before AFRICA MUSIC returns to the...