VariousDoing It In Lagos (Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria)

Label:Soundway – SNDWLP087
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Compilation
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Afrobeat, Boogie, Disco


A1Hotline (5)Fellas Doing It In Lagos
Producer [Produced By]Hotline (5)
Written-ByHawley*, Klesye*
A2Peter AbdulDon't You Know
Producer [Produced By]Odion Iruoje
Written-ByOdion Iruoje, Peter Abdul
A3Steve MoniteOnly You
Composed BySteve Monite
Producer [Produced By]Tony Okoroji
B1Oby OnyiohaEnjoy Your Life
Producer [Produced By]Lemmy Jackson
Written-ByO. Onyioha*
B2Kio AmachreeIvory
Producer [Produced By], Arranged By, Composed ByKio Amachree
B3Livy EkemezieHoliday Action
Producer [Produced By], Composed ByLivinius Ekemezie*
C1Willy RoyDon't Give Up
Producer [Produced By], Composed ByWilly Roy
C2Danny Offia & The Friks*Funk With Me
Producer [Produced By], Arranged By, Composed ByDanny Offia*
C3Rick Asikpo & Afro FusionToo Hot
Composed By, Arranged ByRichard Asikpo*
Producer [Produced By]Howard Harris Jnr.*, R. Asikpo*
D1Toby FoyehOre Mi
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Toby Foyeh
D2Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment
Producer [Produced By]Gboyega Adelaja, Mike Odumosu
Written-ByGboyega Adelaja
D3Mike UmohShake Your Body
Producer [Produced By]Humphrey Aniakor*
Written-ByMike Umoh
E1Burnis MolemeWhere Is The Answer
Producer [Produced By], Arranged ByJake Sollo
Written-ByBurnis Moleme
E2Sony EnangDon't Stop That Music
Producer [Produced By]Jake Sollo
Written-BySony Enang
E3Nkono TelesBe My Lady (Mix)
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Nkono Teles
F1VenoGroove I Like
Producer [Produced By]Jake Sollo, Roy Obika
Written-ByRoy Obika
F2Godfrey OdiliLet's Do More Music
Producer [Produced By]Humphrey Aniakor*
Written-ByGodfrey Odili
F3Terry MacksonDistant Lover
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Terry Mackson
GOfegeBurning Jungle
Arranged By, Written-By, Producer [Produced By]Ofege
HLexy MellaOn The Air - Rap Mix (Frankie Francis Edit)
Arranged By, Producer [Produced By]Nkono Teles
Edited ByFrankie Francis
Written-ByL. Mella*

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The durations given on back cover and labels don't match the durations given in the booklet

On hype sticker:
"20 ultra-rare dancefloor cuts compiled from original 1980s Nigeria-only vinyl releases. Triple gatefold vinyl with dl code, bonus 7" & large 8 page booklet."

In booklet:
A1 Originally Released on the Blackspot Records LP "Hotline" (B-Spot 015)
Recorded at Decca Studio, Lagos, Nigeria Circa. 1983 [...]

A2 Originally Released on the EMI Nigeria Record LP "Get Down With Me" (NEMI(LP)0585)
Recorded at EMI Nigeria Studio, Lagos, Nigeria Circa. 1984 [...]

A3 Originally Released on the HMV Nigeria Records LP "Only You" (HMV(N)035)
Recorded at EMI Nigeria Studio, Lagos, Nigeria Circa. 1984 [...]

B1 Originally Released on the Time Records LP "I Want To Feel Your Love " (TLP1002)
Recorded at Phonodisk Studio, Lagos, Overdubs at Hillside Studio, London,
Mixed at Rak Studios, London, England 1981 [...] Written by O & O. Onyihoa.

B2 Originally Released on the S.K.J. Records LP "Ivory" (SKJ002)
Recorded at Marcus Recording Studios, London, England Circa 1981 [...]

B3 Originally Released on the Linic Major Production Records LP "Friday Night" (LMP001)
Recorded at Godiac Studios, Enugu, Nigeria Circa 1983 [...]

C1 Originally Released on the Alpha Soundz Records LP "Don't Give It Up" (ALPS6)
Recorded at Phonodisk Studio, Lagos, Nigeria 1981 [...]

C2 Originally Released on the Tabansi Taretone Records LP "Funk With Me" (TTL174)
Recorded at Moody Studio, London, England Circa 1981 [...]

C3 Originally Released on the Decca Afrodisia Records LP "Got to Be Me"
Recorded at River City Recording Studio, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA [...]

D1 Originally Released on the Tabansi Taretone Records LP "Here I Come" (TTL161)
Recorded at Free Range Studios, London; Hillside Studios and The Lodge at Hereford, England UK Circa 1980 [...]
Published by Toby Foyeh Music

D2 Originally Released on the EMI Nigeria LP "Colourful Environment" (NEMI 0415)
Recorded at EMI Nigeria Studio, Lagos, Nigeria Circa 1979 [...]

D3 Originally Released on the Duomo Records LP "Getting On Getting Down" (DSL008)
Recorded at Phonodisk Studio, Lagos, Nigeria Circa 1981 [...]

E1 Originally Release on the Delix Records LP "Light My Fire" (DXLP001)
Recorded at Phonodisk Studio, Lagos. Overdubs at Tabansi Studio, Onitsha, Nigeria 1983. [...]

E2 Originally Released on the Tabansi Taretone Records LP "Don't Stop That Music" (TTL186)
Recorded at Tabansi Studio, Onitsha, Nigeria Circa 1982. [...]

E3 Originally Released on the Teno Records LP "Fiesta Dancin'" (TRLP001)
Recorded at Teno Music Enterprises, Nigeria Circa 1983 [...]

F1 Originally Released on the Tabansi Taretone Records LP "Nigeria Go Survive" (TTL385)
Recorded at RAS Studio, Onitsha, Nigeria Circa 1985 [...]

F2 Originally Released on the Duomo Records LP "You Do Good You Do For Yourself" (DSL009)
Recorded at Phonodisk Studio, Lagos Nigeria Circa 1981 [...]

F3 Originally Released on the Supremedisk LP "Distant Lovers" (SDP086)
Recorded at RAS Studio, Akwa, Nigeria. Overdubbed at Hive Studio, England 1986 [...]

G1 Originally Released on the Ire-Oha-Zim Records LP "Special Night" (IRLP001)
Recorded at RAS Studio, Onitsha, Nigeria. Remixed at Tabansi Studio. Circa 1983 [...]
Edit by [...] @ The Carvery, London

G2 Originally Released on the Polydor Nigeria LP "How Do You Feel" (POLP030)
Recorded at Phonogram, Nigeria Circa 1978 [...]

On back cover:
℗&©2016 Soundway Records Ltd.

On labels:
Manufactured in the EU ℗&©2016 Soundway Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 056032 306622
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5056032306622
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): SNDWLP087-A BG-51378-01 A1 The Carvery
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): SNDWLP087-B The Carvery BG-51378-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): SNDWLP087-C The Carvery BG-51378-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): SNDWLP087-D The Carvery BG-51378-02 D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side E, etched): SNDWLP087-E The Carvery BG-51378-03 E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side F, etched): SNDWLP087-F The Carvery BG-51378-03 F1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side G, etched): SNDWLP087-7-A The Carvery BG-51379-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side H, etched): SNDWLP087-7-B The Carvery BG-51379-01 B1

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Doing It In Lagos (Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria) (2×CD, Compilation)SoundwaySNDWCD087UK2016



  • simonkobayashi's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Got the 2021 reissue and it's an amazing package for the price, and sound/pressing quality is great to boot. Recommended
    • Tuna.'s avatar
      Just the FIRST record is so loaded [Fellas Doing It In Lagos, Don't You Know, Enjoy Your Life, Ivory.. ] that you can simply let pass Only You, but lest be honest, why would you? the people that knows it loves it, and the bast majority of public in any dancefloor around the world does not. If someone gives you "that look" you can politely ask em to cut the crap and not be so snobish, after all a party is a party and in a couple of minutes another track will be playing.

      And then you have 14 [14!!!] more amazing songs to groove to, included the frentic Don't Give Up and Burning Jungle, the exquisite groove in Ore Mi, the stupidly great bassline in Don't Stop That Music, even some proto electro tracks like Be My Lady and te Lexy Mella one, etc etc etc etc.

      Really, if you are a disco/funk/grooves DJ this will feed your sets for years.

      The price now is far from the initial, but this is almost certainly the best compilation of this kind of music [I mean groove, not even thinking in terms of African or World or exotic or any of that shty labels]
      • Serg-Soros's avatar
        great compilation - dancefloor banger 100% tested many times! Very good quality!
        • freshpeer's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          Nice collection, but 100 bucks for a comp.. come on! play it of cd, stream.. or preorder for december 2021 repress, no need to pay these prices. good move soundway.
          • Hotrod84's avatar
            Wayy over priced for a newer compilation crazy ass fools
            • holysmokesrecords's avatar
              Insanely high quality release. Sounds incredible, the print of the jacket is brilliant and the booklet is a nicely presented extra addition, as is the bonus 7".

              Ignore the people who don't want 'singing with accents' on a Nigerian compilation album - this is worth absolutely every penny!
              • frodobaggins14's avatar
                Definitely worth your money, very high resolution printing with the original covers on the gatefold, very cool design and some history included. Definitely worth the $28.
                • arjuna.decaro's avatar
                  Who doesn't like this super compilation has probably bad taste or can't dance it in a cool way hehe
                  Lot of masterpiece in here, first of all the "only you" from "Steve monite" !
                  • F010's avatar
                    The record that became a meme . . . .
                    • REENO's avatar
                      Edited 3 years ago
                      Not sure what the fascination with Nigerian funk is. I bought this comp. Most of these sound like ultra low-budget productions, and the vocals are pretty horrendous.

                      The only decent tracks on here are the instrumentals in my opinion. At least we are not bombarded with mediocre singing with heavy accents.


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