William Onyeabor

William Onyeabor

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William Onyeabor
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William Onyeabor studied cinematography in Russia (USSR) for many years, returning to Nigeria in the mid-70s to start his own Wilfilms music label and to set up a music and film production studio. He recorded a number of hit songs in Nigeria during the 70s, the biggest of which was ‘Atomic Bomb’ in 1978. ‘Better Change Your Mind’ is taken from the same album, and, as well as slating the power-crazed nations of the world, the second half settles into a unique slice of stripped down spacey, lo-fi funk which is unlike any other Nigerian music being made at the time. William has now been crowned a High Chief in Enugu, where he lives today as a successful businessman working on government contracts and running his own flour mill.
info from inlay-booklet: Nigeria 70 "The Definitive Story of 1970'S Funky Lagos" Strut [STRUTCD 013]
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William Onyeabor Discography

Albums

William Onyeabor Crashes In Love (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Tomorrow (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Body & Soul (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Great Lover (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Crashes In Love (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Hypertension (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Good Name (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1983 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor Anything You Sow (Album) Wilfilms Records Nigeria 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5039 William Onyeabor What?!(CD, EP, Promo) Luaka Bop 5039 US 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

William Onyeabor Who Is William Onyeabor? (Comp, Album) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop US 2013 Sell This Version
William Onyeabor What?! (Comp, Album) Luaka Bop US 2014 Sell This Version
6 80899 8002-1-1, LBLP 5030, LBLP 5032, LBLP 5035, LBLP 5037, LB45 8003 William Onyeabor William Onyeabor Vol. 2(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 4xLP, Album, RE + 7", Single) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop 6 80899 8002-1-1, LBLP 5030, LBLP 5032, LBLP 5035, LBLP 5037, LB45 8003 US 2014 Sell This Version
6 80899 8002-1-1, LBLP 5031, LBLP 5033, LBLP 5034, LBLP 5036, LBLP 5038, LB45 8002 William Onyeabor William Onyeabor Vol. 1(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 5xLP, Album, RE + 7", Single) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop 6 80899 8002-1-1, LBLP 5031, LBLP 5033, LBLP 5034, LBLP 5036, LBLP 5038, LB45 8002 US 2014 Sell This Version
6 80899 8002-2-8, LBCD 5030, LBCD 5031, LBCD 5032, LBCD 5033, LBCD 5034, LBCD 5035, LBCD 5036, LBCD 5037, LBCD 5038 William Onyeabor William Onyeabor(Comp + 9xCD, Album) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop 6 80899 8002-2-8, LBCD 5030, LBCD 5031, LBCD 5032, LBCD 5033, LBCD 5034, LBCD 5035, LBCD 5036, LBCD 5037, LBCD 5038 US 2014 Sell This Version