Now-Again Records are to release an LP, CD and book compilation documenting Nigerian rock during the 1970s
Now-Again Records have compiled a two volume album and book set documenting the Nigerian rock scene that developed after the Nigerian Civil War of 1967–70. Called Wake Up You!: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock 1972–77, it 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 wrestled free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s”, says the label.
Both volumes of Wake Up You! were compiled by musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne, who previously oversaw the 2013 Luaka Bop release Who Is William Onyeabor?. Both volumes will be available in either hardback book plus CD or paperback book and double LP. The first volume will be released on 15 April 2016, with the second following in May.
Listen to Ify Jerry Krusade’s “Everybody Likes Something Good” from Wake Up You!: