Now a high chief and Kenyan diplomat, Onyeabor was once one of Africa's most forward-thinking popular music contributors. Released in 1983, toward the end of his eight album discography, the two extended cuts on Good Name reflect the emergence of electronic music and how it influenced African pop culture. With conscious lyrics about value and soul, both tracks capture one of the most exciting times in recent musical history. Truly unique.
Powlo Thirsty Ear, Andrew Allsgood (Free Association), Funky Bompa, Nick The Record, Afro Beat Foundation, INKSWEL (HOT SHOT SOUNDS / BBE), Skyline Recordings Chart, Martin Hayes (Mating Rituals Rec.), Originals, Chesney, Juno Recommends International
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