Saturday, June 02, 2012

Oliver De Coque

Nice high-life LP on the Olumo records label from 1980. Wikipedia says - "Oliver De Coque is a well known name in Nigeria as well as the Nigerian music circle. Though many[who?] believe he was not a Nigerian owing to his popular name which has a French leaning, he had started music with Ekpili at the age of 17. Oliver De Coque was from Ezinifite, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. Oliver's real and full name is Oliver Sunday Akanite. Oliver de Coque was a prolific guitarist who popularised the "Ogene" dance inspiring style of Nigerian highlife, and recorded no fewer than 73 albums in his lifetime. Some of his major hits include "Biri Ka Mbiri, and "identity" remixed in a hiphop style by his son Safin de coque Oliver played on the Prince Nico Mbarga's evergreen album "Sweet Mother." Tracks are - 1. Identity 2. Nwa Bu Ife Ukwu OLiver De Coque - Side Two

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