JOE MOKS - Boys And Girls - LP

11,95 €

* Nigerian afrobeat at its creative peak
* For fans of Donna Summer, Pointer Sisters, Gloria Gaynor, Eruption
* Filled to the last groove with catchy tunes that feature awesome harmonies
* This album stands on par with all the US greats of the genre
* An original affair for fans of groovy Nigerian 70s afro-funk
* Excellent sound and performance by high-class professional musicians
* First rerelease on vinyl
* Fully licensed
* Remastered audio
* LP housed in a superheavy 430g art carton cover
* Ultimate collector's item for fans of classic 70s afro-funk

Calling all students of late 70s Nigerian Boogie. Class is in and you're about to get schooled by music professor Josephine Mokwunyei, aka Joe Moks. Spotted by legendary producer, Odion Iruoje, and nurtured by his protege, Alex Tony Okoroji, Joe Moks pioneered a wonky, hi-tech style of funk that would become the sound of the 80s Nigeria. Her album Boys And Girls are brash, bouncy, and fun, decorated by scatty synth lines and propelled by the 'magic hand claps' of Nigerian rhythm legends Steve Black, Goddy Igidigi, and Ifi Okwechime. The title track and 'You Look Without Seeing' are spaced-out party starters. 'Closer Than Skin' boasts a super slinky bassline and 'Love Is Gonna Pay' is a slice of Boney M Euro-pop. And, just beneath the froth, strong intelligent lyrics demanding respect and equality. 'Being In Love Is Being Involved' was the blueprint of a new kind of relationship Nigerian women were looking for. Joe Moks only made one album. She made a few appearances on Victor Uwaifo's TV show before becoming a professor of Music and Theatre Arts at the University of Benin. But forty years on, Boys And Girls remain a lesson in a fun and intelligent Nigerian boogie. - Peter Moore