Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun (JH Edit)

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In 1984 Shina Williams & His African Percussionists dropped the Nigerian disco funk bomb “Agboju Logun” presenting a rolling percussion beat paired with a unresistable groovy bassline.

One who depends on inheritance offers themselves up to poverty, so goes the Yoruba proverb “Agboju Logun”. Shina Williams & his band of funksters reflect on that pearl of wisdom in this ace African disco groover. With a rockin’ Afrobeat backbone, it’s one of the best examples of Lagos’ fertile, cross-cultural scene in the 1970s.

Even in the early 80’s the genius of this track was recognized as it was compiled on the ‘Fresh n Up’ album released in the UK by Jungle Rhythm along with some hip hop and electro tracks. The original on Earthworks is not easy to track down, but Strut comp’d it back in 2001 on “Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos)”.

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released June 1, 2017

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