Mar 1 2024

David Byrne Radio Presents: Nigeria!

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Twe Twe Kizz Daniel & Davido
Common Person Burna Boy
Water No Get Enemy Fela Kuti
365 Is My Number/The Message King Sunny Ade
Ekassa 28 Sir Victor Uwaifo
Baba Dami Lare I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band
Atomic Bomb William Onyeabor
Synchro Feelings - Ilako King Sunny Ade
Bere Bote Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson
Science Burna Boy
Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit) Victor Uwaifo
Adé Orí Òkin K1 De Ultimate
Fuji Explosion Medley Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister (MFR)
Igbo Amaka OKWY OSADEBE and HIGHLIFE SOUNDMAKERS INTERNATIONAL
Okwukwe Na Nchekwube Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National
Good Times Aṣa & The Cavemen.
Zombie Fela Kuti
Maajo King Sunny Ade
Come On Home The Lijadu Sisters
The Horse, The Man & the Son Ebenezer Obey
Glory (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) Burna Boy
Ole The Funkees
I Remember My Darling I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band
Expensive Shit Fela Kuti & Afrika 70
Eje Nlo Gba Ara Mi King Sunny Ade
Fantastic Man William Onyeabor
Oliha Sir Victor Uwaifo

I’m in a book club with some friends and this past month we read “Half of A Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Brutal in parts, but highly recommended. (a movie was made of the book in 2014). There’s a scene where the characters are arguing over the merits of different highlife musicians (the story takes place in the early and late 60s), so of course I wanted to make an appropriate playlist. I didn’t include all the greats, but I went past that era and included Fela, Burna Boy, and a few contemporary Nigerian artists who are becoming well known everywhere.

-David Byrne

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Mar 1 2024

David Byrne Radio Presents: Nigeria!

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Twe Twe Kizz Daniel & Davido
Common Person Burna Boy
Water No Get Enemy Fela Kuti
365 Is My Number/The Message King Sunny Ade
Ekassa 28 Sir Victor Uwaifo
Baba Dami Lare I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band
Atomic Bomb William Onyeabor
Synchro Feelings - Ilako King Sunny Ade
Bere Bote Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson
Science Burna Boy
Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit) Victor Uwaifo
Adé Orí Òkin K1 De Ultimate
Fuji Explosion Medley Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister (MFR)
Igbo Amaka OKWY OSADEBE and HIGHLIFE SOUNDMAKERS INTERNATIONAL
Okwukwe Na Nchekwube Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National
Good Times Aṣa & The Cavemen.
Zombie Fela Kuti
Maajo King Sunny Ade
Come On Home The Lijadu Sisters
The Horse, The Man & the Son Ebenezer Obey
Glory (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) Burna Boy
Ole The Funkees
I Remember My Darling I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band
Expensive Shit Fela Kuti & Afrika 70
Eje Nlo Gba Ara Mi King Sunny Ade
Fantastic Man William Onyeabor
Oliha Sir Victor Uwaifo

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