William Onyeabor

William Onyeabor

 

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William Onyeabor (26 March 1946 – 16 January 2017) was a Nigerian funk musician and businessman.[1] His music was widely heard in Nigeria in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but he remained an enigmatic figure, private and reclusive.

Onyeabor's songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war and sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. In the 2010s, some of his songs appeared on various compilations, most frequently his biggest hit, "Better Change Your Mind", which appeared on Africa 100, World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing – The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa,[2][3] and Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos,[4] through labels such as Luaka Bop.

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World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?
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World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?
World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is
Album
World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is is an album by musical artist William Onyeabor, released on July 21, 2014.
Something You Will Never Forget
Song
Something You Will Never Forget is a song by musical artist William Onyeabor, released on November 29, 2013.
Crashes in Love
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Crashes in Love is an album by musical artist William Onyeabor, released on December 16, 2016.

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