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William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? (3xLP)

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  • Who is William Onyeabor? is a 2013 compilation album by William Onyeabor released by Luaka Bop. The music was compiled by Uchenna Ikonne and was the first official re-issue of his music. Metacritic described the album as receiving "Universal acclaim" with Pitchfork citing it as one of the "best reissues" and NPR listing it as one of the best albums of 2013.

    Luaka Bop is the world music label of Talking Heads boss David Byrne.

    William Onyeabor is a mysterious guy. For one thing, he is known as a "Nollywood" director, which is the Nigerian Hollywood. Secondly, he is a person born again as a Christian, who does not like to talk about himself and was often a lawyer. Thirdly, he is a brilliant Afro-Beat musician with 8 albums from 1978 - 1985, valued by Damon Albarn (Blur) to Four Tet.

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    "anyone out there making music at the moment will be quite excited by
    this..." Damon Albarn

    "...a synth-slathered prog-funk killer
    ..." - Pitchfork

    " talk to @LuakaBop about details of the William Onyeabor comp they are working on today... gonna blow minds!!!!!!!!!!"
    - Four Tet

    "He plays a minimal, very transparent funk that already looks mightily into the future, a piece of music that will probably drive Afrobeat fans into wonderful irritation [music express, december 2013]
  • Artist: William Onyeabor
    Label: Luaka Bop, Wilfilms Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 3
    Country: US
    Genre: World
    Style: African, Leftfield
  • A1 Body And Soul
    A2 Atomic Bomb
    B1 Good Name
    B2 Something You Will Never Forget
    C1 Why Go To War
    C2 Love Is Blind
    D1 Heaven And Hell
    D2 Let'S Fall In Love
    D3 Fantastic Man
    E1 The Way To Win Your Love
    E2 Love Me Now
    E3 Jungle Gods
    F1 When The Going Is Smooth And Good
    F2 Untitled