Track List

The Seed of Love – Actor Alile

Concert Fever - Dedication

Emma Ogosi – Slave Drivers

Lidina Lole – Fred Donn

No More Love In This Town – Rennie Cottonheart

Sometime, Someday – Al Jackson

Another Day – Ogak Jay Oke

Baby You – Joe Nez

Roots – Henry Pedro

Hill Billy Man – Don Civic

Never Be In a Hurry – Stanley Edet, Jr.

Going Back To My Wife – Emma Ogosi

Dark as a Dungeon – Gnonnas Pedro

Midnight Sun – Henry Pedro

Come Right Back – Ofege

Believe in Me – Ed Jatto

Be In Your Arms – Poor Charley Akaa

V/A - Like Nashville In Naija: Nigeria's Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today (2xLP)
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Record Label: Comb & Razor Sound

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Country music is big in Africa. Yes, we realize how absurd that probably sounds to most ears, but it’s really true: American country & western records have been tremendously popular and deeply beloved across the continent for almost a century.

The people of the West African nation of Nigeria have long been not only voracious consumers of country music, but fairly enthusiastic performers of it as well. Cowboy songs have remained a consistent part of most bands’ live repertoire, but relatively few artists have dedicated themselves to actually recording country music. They did exist, though; mostly in the1970s and 80s, but they were rarely heard outside the country, and in the intervening years, most of their output has fallen through the cracks of posterity, forgotten even by ardent music fans at home. Until now.

Like Nashville in Naija: Nigeria’s Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today collects some of the best country recordings as a loving tribute to Nigeria’s cowboy troubadours of yore.