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CD released: May 01, 2020

Tracklisting:
1. Ozobia Special
2. Ofu Obi (Onye Achuna Uwa Nike)
3. Osula Nwa Eje Ubi Eje Oba
4. Ije Eluwa
5. Akwa Obi
6. Egwu Oyoliba
NKEM NJOKU & OZZOBIA BROTHERS
OZOBIA SPECIAL
Label: BBE AFRICA
Cat No: BBE507ACD
Barcode: 194491872977
Packaging: CD Regular

Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Sound's one and only album, Ozobia Special, is an early 80s Igbo
Highlife masterpiece, drawing on Ghana Highlife as well as traditional Ogene 6/8 bell
tempos.
Nkem Njoku's only album as leader, this LP epitomizes the feel-good, gospel-tinged party
atmosphere of Igbo Highlife, with John Kante's soukous guitar scales interweaving the sharp
sax/ trumpet line-up, which includes the legendary Ray Stephen Oche, whose two scarce
albums with his band Matumbo are big afro-jazz collectors' items, reissued several times
over the years.
Percussion section includes the prolific Smart 'Friday Pozo' Thompson, whose session
credits read like a 'who's who' of contemporary West African music and include many gigs
on Tabansi artists' albums.
The razor-sharp production sound, as so often on the best Tabansi Highlife and boogie
sessions, is down to multi-keyboardist Jake Sollo.

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