October 16, 2015

Prince Nico M’barga – Decency
Disques Esperance 1983

Prince Nico Mbarga, front

I’ve lost count over the years but Nico Mbarga appeared
over twelve times at least here at the GG. This 1983 album
was still missing and I’m sure some others are. One way or
the other, musically this is one of his better releases I think.
Always on the moral side this album’s theme is decency.
Track number four introduces guest singers Louisiana
Tilda and Kaya Tchiko, do you think this is Tchico
Tchicaya ? The song makes me think of ‘Jeannot’
by Lolo Lolitta & Tchico from the lp ‘Le retour
des évadés de Ponton la Belle’. He worked
in Nigeria for several years. Anyway,
jivin’ hot Nigerian highlife..


01 – Decency
02 – Oya ifunanya
03 – Soso think
04 – Stay for ever


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  1. ralf2152 17 October 2015 at 16:17 - Reply

    Thanks to my good friend Ken Abrams “Ken_yatta”

  2. African Music Recycler 18 October 2015 at 15:10 - Reply

    thx moos,

    i’ve counted your Prince Nico M’barga posts:
    incl. this one we have now 15 !!


  3. DavidN 22 October 2015 at 15:05 - Reply

    Thanks, Moos! I always like the chance to hear an album l do not have!

  4. DavidN 22 October 2015 at 15:06 - Reply

    Just noticed that this is on Disques Esperance and not Rogers All Stars. Rare!

  5. Shad 26 October 2015 at 20:14 - Reply

    Indeed, its vocalist Tchico Tchicaya, Prince Nico was his biggest influence. Classic mixture of Makossa and Highlife.

  6. carlos julio 9 November 2015 at 01:58 - Reply

    moos thanks now that Christmas is about this album is excellent greetings from Cartagena Colombia.

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