Odion Iruoje – Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?)

Odion Iruoje - Down To Earth

Soundway Records are set to drop the only album released by Nigeria’s number-one producer of the 1970s and early ‘80s, ‘Sound President’ Odion Iruoje. Credited as being the man who signed Fela Kuti to EMI Nigeria and produced all of Fela’s revolutionary early material from 1970-73. Recorded in 1983  Down To Earth  is part disco, part Nigerian rap, Afro-funk & Juju it’s a unique and at times eccentric blend of Nigerian music that certainly deserves another look after all these years. Listen to the opening track “Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?)” below.

 

Soundway will release Down To Earth August 19th on 180g vinyl limited to 1000 copies only (pre-order)

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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