Aigbe Lebarty, Unity
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A1 Unity

A2 His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 1)

B1 His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 2)

B2 Gratitude


Originally released in: 1979

* A beautiful Nigerian afro funk album

* Another milestone of the African pop music in the 70s

* For fans of Osibisa, Kiki Gian, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire

* A legendary crown jewel of the Nigerian funk scene of the late 70s

* An album filled to the last groove with steaming hot dancefloor sweepers

* Excellent sound and performance by high class professional musicians

* First ever official rerelease on vinyl and CD

* Fully licensed

* Remastered audio

* LP housed in a superheavy 430g art carton cover

* CD housed in a rock solid jewel case

* Ultimate collectors item for fans of 1970s afro beat and funk rock

In 1979, long-time Highlife veteran Aigbe Lebarty decided to try his hand at high-energy disco funk. Checking the Lebartone Aces at the door, he borrowed the Sex Bombers from Prince Omo Lawal-Osula and created Unity, a sure-fire dance floor stomper that channels ‘Ring My Bell’ into a clarion cry for, well, unity … and a good time. The title track is the undisputed highlight of the album. It rattles along in a wonky, skittish fashion, with the high-pitched toms dueling with the Sex Bombers in a musical game of Space Invaders. ‘His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 1 &2)’, sees Aigbe slips back into Highlife like a comfortable pair of slippers. The tracks were a gift to Erediauwa, who had just been crowned the 38th ruler of the Edo people in Benin City. Like eastern Nigeria, Benin City had remained a haven for highlife, so no surprises there. Spookily, the re-issue of this album by PMG coincides with the passing of his Highness Erediauwa 1 and the coronation of his successor. There is no word whether a follow-up is in the works. – Peter Moore