Musicophilia Daily

[Audio] – Ofege – “Nobody Fails” (1974)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on May 15, 2009

Ofege – “Nobody Fails” (1974)

Another gift from Exiled Records, and another taste of spinning Nigerian afro-rock greatness.  With a shuffling rhythm that shifts from feeling triple-time to half-time, sweetly crooning guitar, and a vocal hook that doesn’t stop, “Nobody Fails” (like the whole album) is addictive.  Apparently Ofege were a bunch of teenagers, aided on this record by studio session men, but the sound is anything but immature.

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  1. […] ways a direct extension of Can, extending the fusion of art-rock, Afrobeat and South American and African pop, reggae, spacey funk, and disco and electronic dance music that the former band originated on […]

  2. dosman said, on May 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    where did the nigeria music industry derailed? I was 12 yeras old when the ofege came out, they were great hit.


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