Celestine Ukwu & His "Music Royals" Of Nigeria - Ilo Oyi FLAC album
Celestine Ukwu (1940 – 7 May 1977) was an Igbo highlife musician during the 60s and 70s best known for his hit songs "Ije Enu", "Igede" and "Money Palava". Described as a "prolific and outstanding composer" by music critic Benson Idonije of Radio Nigeria Two, Ukwu's works has been featured on various world music compilations including The Rough Guide to Highlife and The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa.
He left four years later to launch his own band, the Music Royals. Following a hiatus caused by the Biafran war of independence from 1967-70, the Music Royals were resurrected as the Philosophers National, who distinguished themselves with a series of sparkling, subtle highlife releases during the 1970s.
b. Celestine Obiakor, 1940, Efik, Nigeria, d. 1979, Onitsha, Nigeria. Guitarist and vocalist Ukwu was on the verge of national breakthrough (with his band the Music Royals) when the Nigerian civil war brought touring and recording to a virtual standstill. He re-emerged in 1970 with Philospher’s Stone, playing a relaxed and sensuous form of highlife which, incongruously but effectively, used pedal steel guitar in its arrangements (a novelty later adopted by fellow Nigerian and juju star King Sunny Ade). His biggest hit was the single ‘Money Palaver’ in 1976, from Igede Fantasia.
A Ilo Oyi B Uwa Bu Olili. Written-By – Celestine Ukwu.
Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National - True Philosophy. Commander In Chief Stephen Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers - Egwu Amala. Celestine Ukwu - Best Collection Vol. 3. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Aiye Nyilo. Jazz - Aware Bone Agu Manim Ase. Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - His Highness Akenzua II. Mike Ezeudo And His Standard Music Maker Band Of Nigeria - Mike Ezeudo And. Singer: Celestine Ukwu & His "Music Royals" Of Nigeria. Album's title: Ilo Oyi. Genre: Folk, World, & Country. Label: Philips – PF 383 209, Philips-West African-Records – PF 383 209 Type: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono Country: Nigeria Date of released: Category: Folk, World, & Country Style: African, Highlife.
About Celestine Ukwu. b. He re-emerged in 1970 with Philosphers Stone, playing a relaxed and sensuous form of highlife which, incongruously but effectively, used pedal steel guitar in its arrangements (a novelty later adopted by fellow Nigerian and juju star King Sunny Ade).
highlifehighlife musicIgbo highlife music. Celestine Ukwu (1940–1977) was an Igbo highlife musician best known for his hit songs "Ije Enu", "Igede" and "Money Palava". Other early performers in the genre who have made significant contributions to its development are, Bright Chimezie, Sir Warrior, Celestine Ukwu, Nico Mbarga, Oriental Brothers, Ikem Mazeli. Igbo music Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe Celestine Ukwu Prince Nico Mbarga Dr Sir Warrior. List of Nigerian musicians. List of Rough Guide albums World music Compilation album 2003 in music World Music Network. He returned to Nigeria to form his own band known as Celestine Ukwu & His Music Royals of Nigeria which was later disbanded in 1967 following the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. Biafra Nigeria Igbo people Yakubu Gowon Nigerian Army.
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- Written-By – Celestine Ukwu