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Odion Iruoje aka “Sound President” was one of Nigeria's top producers in the 1970s and early '80s and credited as being the man who signed Fela Kuti to EMI Nigeria and the guy who produced all of Fela’s revolutionary early material from 1970-73. “Ikebe”, an African highlife boogie-funk killer, came out on Iruoje’s only solo recording, “Down To Earth”. Released on Iruoje's own label, Odion Ltd, in 1983, “Down To Earth” was only ever distributed in small quantities. In 2016 Soundway reissued “Down To Earth”, limited to 1.000 copies.
Fusing West African funk and highlife guitar riffs with jazzy grooves and unique Nigerian vocals, “Ikebe” is a go-to body mover that warms up every dancefloor.