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Sir Victor Uwaifo: Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-76
Sir Victor Uwaifo
Soundway Records
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Release Date
February 27, 2008

Guitar-Boy Superstar is the first survey of the long career of the legendary Nigerian musician, artist and poet Victor Uwaifo. This collection of music goes back to the early 70s and has re-awakened fans in the west to a sublime talent who is now widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s forgotten stars.

The album focuses on a unique style of highlife music that Uwaifo called ‘Ekassa’ – based on ancient rhythms and fused with modern highlife instrumentation and a dash of rock and soul.

Cutting his musical teeth with Victor Olaiya (‘the evil genius of highlife’) in the early 60s, Uwaifo went on to form his own band - The Melody Maestros, producing one of Nigeria’s biggest ever selling records called Joromi in 1965 for which he was awarded Africa’s first Gold disc.

“Another excellent dollop of Nigerian guitar from the ever reliable Soundway label” 4/5 GUARDIAN (UK)

“A fascinating collection of Victor’s music” Charlie Gillet BBC RADIO 3 (UK)

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Kirikisi (Ekassa 24) 3:53 Buy

    Kirikisi (Ekassa 24)

  2. 2 Igboroho (Ekassa 5) 2:58 Buy

    Igboroho (Ekassa 5)

  3. 3 Idogo (Ekassa 42) 7:15 Buy

    Idogo (Ekassa 42)

  4. 4 Egbe Natete 3:33 Buy

    Egbe Natete

  5. 5 Edenederio (Ekassa 40) 5:17 Buy

    Edenederio (Ekassa 40)

  6. 6 Obodo Eyo (Ekassa 12) 3:23 Buy

    Obodo Eyo (Ekassa 12)

  7. 7 Talking Instruments (Ekassa 8) 3:09 Buy

    Talking Instruments (Ekassa 8)

  8. 8 Agho 3:31 Buy


  9. 9 Iye Iye Oh 3:05 Buy

    Iye Iye Oh

  10. 10 Mother Witch - Shuhusuhu 3:30 Buy

    Mother Witch - Shuhusuhu

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