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Friday, Apr 08 2016 | 02:02
Image: 1603469 The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended
into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of
bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of
the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970.
Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and
their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested
free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music
throughout the 1970s.
Presented in two volumes, each in a 100 page book full of never-seen photos along with
detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William
Onyeabor?), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves.

A1. Theodore Nemy - Come Back
A2. Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
A3. Hykkers - I Want A Break Thru
A4. The Hygrades - In The Jungle (Vocal)
B1. Shadow Abraham w/ Monomono Friends - Babalawo
B2. Waves - Wake Up You
B3. War-Head Constriction - Shower Of Stone
B4. Question Mark - Love
B5. Action 13 - Set Me Free
C1. Jay U Experience - Baby Rock
C2. The Doves - Flying Bird
C3. Kukumbas - Awa Lani Arawa
C4. The Believers - Life Will Move
D1. Tony Grey & The Black 7
D2. Ceejebs - Life In Cannan
D3. The Identicals - Who Made The World

This Double LP Is Packaged With a Stand Alone 100 Page Full Color
Book, Filled With Incredible Photos And Words By Nigerian music
historian Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?)
Available from 20.05.2016
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