William Onyeabor

William Onyeabor

Real Name:
William Onyeabor
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]

William Onyeabor Discography


WRLP 1001 William Onyeabor Crashes In Love (Album) Wilfilms Records WRLP 1001 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
WRLP 1002 William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb (Album) Wilfilms Records WRLP 1002 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
WRLP 1003 William Onyeabor Tomorrow (Album) Wilfilms Records WRLP 1003 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
WLP 1001 William Onyeabor Crashes In Love (Album) Wilfilms Records WLP 1001 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
WRLPS 1007 William Onyeabor Body & Soul (Album) Wilfilms Records WRLPS 1007 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
WLP 1010 William Onyeabor Great Lover Wilfilms Records WLP 1010 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
WLP 018 William Onyeabor Hypertension (Album) Wilfilms Records WLP 018 Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
WLP 30 William Onyeabor Good Name (Album) Wilfilms Records WLP 30 Nigeria 1983 Sell This Version
WLP 033 William Onyeabor Anything You Sow (Album) Wilfilms Records WLP 033 Nigeria 1985 Sell This Version


none William Onyeabor Who Is William Onyeabor? (Comp, Album) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop none US 2013 Sell This Version
6 80899 8002-1-1 William Onyeabor William Onyeabor (Album, Comp, Single) Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop, Luaka Bop 6 80899 8002-1-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
5039 William Onyeabor What?! (Comp, Album) Luaka Bop 5039 US 2014 Sell This Version