Various Artists

Wake Up You Vol 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)

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The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after the conflict ended in 1970.

Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s.


A1. Formulars Dance Band Never Never Let Me Down
A2. The Hygrades - Keep On Moving
A3. Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good
A4. The Hygrades - In The Jungle (Instrumental)
A5. The Strangers - Onye Ije

B1. The Hykkers - Stone The Flower
B2. The Funkees - Baby I Need You
B3. Waves – Mothers
B4. Ofo The Black Company - Beautiful Daddy
B5. War-Head Construction - Graceful Bird

C1. The Magnificent Zenians - Ije Udo
C2. The Apostles - Never Too Late
C3. Aktion - Groove The Funk
C4. Wrinkar Experience - Ballad Of A Sad Woman

D1. The Founders - I Can't Be Satisfied
D2. Tirogo – Float
D3. Question Mark - Scram Out
D4. P.R.O. - Tell Me