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William Onyeabor
Atomic Bomb

A lot of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue, taking his gorgeous music out of the realms of bootlegs and placing it onto your record player. Atomic Bomb was his biggest Nigerian hit back in the day (1978), and rightly so.

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

'Who is William Onyeabor' indeed? This vast collection from Luaka Bop should clear the question up. Rising from obscurity to fame, Onyeabor's deliriously danceable Afro-funk marries hot grooves with lo-fi electronics, awarding him the status of one of the continent's visionary producers. Need convincing? Listen to 'Good Name' and don't look back.

William Onyeabor
Body & Soul

Many fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? in 2013. Now, they are reissuing his full catalogue! Body & Soul is soulful and typically funky: it is somewhat astounding that such contemporary-sounding music was made in 1980.

William Onyeabor
Good Name

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his collected works! No need to resort to bootlegs any more. Good Name dates from 1983, and contains just two, side-long tracks of funky wonder.

William Onyeabor
Tomorrow

Many fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? in 2013. Now, they are reissuing his full catalogue! Tomorrow was released in 1979, yet still sounds shockingly contemporary. And (I can’t emphasise this enough) deeply funky.

William Onyeabor
Anything You Sow

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? in 2013. Now, they are reissuing his full catalogue! Anything You Sow was the last album Onyeabor made before being born again (spiritually), and swearing never to have anything to do with music ever again.

William Onyeabor
Crashes In Love (Version 2)

Plenty of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue! Crashes In Love was Onyeabor’s first record, and is out there in two different forms. This is the second mix, which adds extra vocals and electronic beats.

William Onyeabor
Crashes In Love (Version 1)

Plenty of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue! Crashes In Love was Onyeabor’s first record, and is out there in two different forms. This is the original, ‘normal instruments’ mix.

William Onyeabor
Great Lover

A lot of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue, taking his gorgeous music out of the realms of bootlegs and onto your record player. Great Lover was originally released in 1981, and features four good-sized jams.

William Onyeabor
Hypertension

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his collected works! No need to resort to bootlegs any more. Hypertension dates from 1982, and finds Onyeabor on phenomenally good form. A super-funky reissue.

William Onyeabor
Atomic Bomb (Remixes)

A RSD 2015 vinyl, so very limited LP on Luaka Bop. Having released 8 albums in the 70s and 80s, becoming a born-again christian and refusing to talk about his music until December 2014, and announcing new material is on it’s way, people have been carrying on without him for a while, and William Onyeabor has quite the cult following. This is one of the results, a collection of remixes by John Talabot, Secret Fingers, Oorutaichi, and Ikon.

William Onyeabor
9 CD Boxset

Nigerian funk sensation and synth party innovator William Onyeabor was recently discovered and celebrated with 'Who Is William Onyeabor', released on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The shiny, flourescent '9 CD Boxset' brings together a whole five records he released off his own back from the late 70s on through to the mid 80s. Get acquainted!

William Onyeabor
Vinyl Boxset II

Nigerian funk sensation and synth party innovator William Onyeabor was recently discovered and celebrated with 'Who Is William Onyeabor', released on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The shiny, flourescent '9 CD Boxset' brings together a whole five records he released off his own back from the late 70s on through to the mid 80s, and here Luaka Bop has decided to give the boxset a vinyl treatment, the second in a series of LP collections for the elusive Onyeabor. The vinyl release is split into two parts, 'II' obviously being the second.

William Onyeabor
Vinyl Boxset I

Nigerian funk sensation and synth party innovator William Onyeabor was recently discovered and celebrated with 'Who Is William Onyeabor', released on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The shiny, flourescent '9 CD Boxset' brings together a whole five records he released off his own back from the late 70s on through to the mid 80s, and here Luaka Bop has decided to give the boxset a vinyl treatment, the second in a series of LP collections for the elusive Onyeabor. The vinyl release is split into two parts, 'I' obviously being the first.  

William Onyeabor
What?!

Having answered the important question 'Who Is William Onyeabor?' on a record that collected together his funk-synth innovations, Luaka Bop are continuing to celebrate the glory of this Nigerian pop genius with a collection incredulously titled 'What?!'. This record documents the strong influence and acclaim Onyeabor has received since David Byrne decided to track him down and reissue his music last year. Offering up reworks of his music are dance-pop act Hot Chip, cool dude indie rockers The Vaccines and Daphni, among many others.