Who is onyeabor?

Who is onyeabor?

William Ezechukwu Onyeabor (/ɒnˈjɑːbɔː/, on-YAH-baw; 26 March 1946 – 16 January 2017) was a Nigerian funk musician and businessman. His music was widely heard in Nigeria in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Despite his success, he remained an enigmatic, private and reclusive figure.

Who is William Onyeabor Allmusic?

William Onyeabor was an iconic figure in the history of Nigerian pop music. He was considered the father of Nigerian electro Afro-funk.

Who is William Onyeabor vinyl?

William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria, born in 1945 or 1946. Onyeabor’s songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists.

What genre is William Onyeabor?

Nigerian funk musician
posits the mysterious late 70s/early 80s Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor for a 21st century audience. Listening to the nine-song compilation, it makes sense that the likes of Four Tet, James Holden, and Caribou have already been buzzing with their accolades for him.

Is William Onyeabor alive?

January 16, 2017William Onyeabor / Date of death

Where was William Onyeabor from?

NigeriaWilliam Onyeabor / Place of birth

Who is William Onyeabor vinyl discogs?

William Onyeabor – Who Is William Onyeabor?

Label: Luaka Bop – 6 80899 0079-1-7, Luaka Bop – LP 0079, Wilfilms Records – 6 80899 0079-1-7, Wilfilms Records – LP 0079
Format: 3 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation
Country: US
Released: Oct 29, 2013
Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country

Is William Onyeabor still alive?

Where is William Onyeabor?

William Onyeabor, a Nigerian musician whose self-made African electro-funk albums of the 1970s and ’80s were major hits in his country and then a prized rediscovery for musicians and disc jockeys in the 2000s, died on Monday at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. He was 70.

What happened to onyeabor?

William Onyeabor, the Nigerian synth funk pioneer, died in his sleep on Monday, the Luaka Bop label has announced. Onyeabor, who was 70, had been suffering a brief illness at his home in Enugu, Nigeria.

What happened to Onyeabor?

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