Apples were one of the remarkable student bands doing their thing in Lagos, Nigeria in the late 1970’s. The fresh afro-funk of Mind Funk sounds like it has to be the result of many years experience, but no, these guys were just kids. Premium grooving material, obscure and unavailable for too long up until this welcome CD and vinyl reissue. On Odion Livingstone.
Grotto are an awesome Nigerian Afro-funk-rock band from the 70’s, who remarkable recorded their debut album At Last when they were only about 16. Grotto are loads better than any other student band you ever heard: I always thought you needed more years of life experience to play grooves this funky, but Grotto prove me wrong! Reissue of this very rare record on Odion
Livy Ekemezie’s album Friday Night is a gorgeous slice of disco from 1983, recorded when your man was only just out of school. His fresh vigour combined with a sharp and funky talent makes this a crucial cut from the old Nigerian scene. This reissue is put together by the brand new label Odion Livingstone, who operate straight outta Lagos itself.