December 30, 2009

General Prince Adekunle and his Supersonic
Sounds, Awodi Nfo Ferere
Ibukun Orisun Iye Records 1976

Late post tonight, I blew a recording earlier and had to start
all over. What have we got ? This is an album by one of the
greatest juju masters. Sir Shina Peters and Segun Adewale made
their name with the band of Prince Adekunle but reached much
bigger public than their teacher did. Although less known world-
wide, Prince Adekunle’s music belongs to Nigeria’s very best.
Most pages state this LP is from 1975 but this label clearly says ’76.


1 Awodi nfo ferere
– Banuso ma beniaso
– Meta meta lore
– Iwaju lao ma lo
– Jossy olatunji shofunwa
– E ma fiwon sepe
2 Omo niyi omo nide
– A ki nromo ra loja
– Ma se’ka iwo ore
– Esan nbo wa


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  1. grooVemonzter 30 December 2009 at 11:30 - Reply

    It is so nice to wake up in the morning and find a gift. Prince Adekunle is one of my favorites but he is imposible to find. Until now the only examples of his work that I had were the two great songs that Likembe had posted. I’ve hunted and searched without any luck in finding more. Global Groover you have done it again. This, I wanna tell you, is a treat! Thank you Moos.

  2. Chris Ward 1 January 2010 at 16:53 - Reply

    Thanks for this LP by GP Adekunle. I’ve not heard much Juju apart from KS Ade, it’s great to learn more about the music.

  3. moos 1 January 2010 at 19:37 - Reply

    Did you take a look at our Juju section below left Chris ?

  4. Chris Ward 3 January 2010 at 15:30 - Reply

    Yes Moos, and I thanks you once agin for your great work. I’m busy with your Mandingo archives at present, and will be moving onto Juju later. How did I live before without this blog?

  5. BoengLoekB. 4 January 2010 at 10:04 - Reply

    Unbelievable! Great sound of juju-master Prince Adekunle. What a fantastic record!

    Since the heydays of King Sunny Adé in Europe (1982) a big juju-fan. But your collection has the secret diamonds of this music. Hope to hear more of Adekunle, Segun Adewale (one of my favorite juju-artists) and others.

  6. reservatory 21 September 2010 at 10:04 - Reply

    This is great stuff! Odd touches like the big off-key guitar strums that pop up every nine minutes or so, or the final chord. Makes me think the tonal center of the whole thing is not where I thought. THANKS for the Supersonics.

  7. oladapo 1 September 2017 at 04:07 - Reply

    I downloaded this but couldn’t play

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