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Various Artists: Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-76 (Soundway)

Charlie Gillett, Observer Music Monthly, June 2008

IT WOULD have been difficult to find a way to hear this music in the UK back in the early 1970s – nobody was playing contemporary Nigeria music on British radio, and there wasn't a scene where non-Nigerians might wander into a club run by a Nigerian DJ and share the experience.

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