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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]

Release details

Label: Luaka Bop, Wilfilms Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation
Units: 3
Country: US
Released: 2013
Style: Leftfield, African


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