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Bongos Ikwue

Bongos Ikwue was born in Otukpo, Benue State in east-central Nigeria, of Idoma ethnicity on June 6, 1942. His father was a farmer and Bongos childhood was filled with the events of simple country living. Enamored of all types of music at an early age he absorbed everything he heard: traditional music and folk tales of the Idoma people, a wide array of American styles including gospel, country, blues, jazz and R & B, Cuban and other Caribbean styles that he absorbed from the radio and his brother’s record collection, and of course myriad popular African styles. He began writing songs at an early age but his parents pushed him to pursue a respectable profession and sent him off to school

Wulu Wulu

Label: Bik Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Kongo Soldier; Agbambo; Wulu Wulu; Mustapha and Christopha; Kankuwuchie; Obide; How Long; Ochombolo; City Woman; Tell My Girl; Ouno; Inale; Ibanpa; Cock Crow at Dawn.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bongos Ikwue and Double X: Wulu Wulu

Read "Wulu Wulu" reviewed by James Nadal

Nigeria has been a wellspring of vital African music for some time now, from ethnic folk music with its call and response, to palm-wine, juju, Afrobeat, and the horn and guitar driven sounds of highlife. This polyrhythmic music has also achieved international fame due to popular artists as Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade. Though these ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The African Folk Soul of Bongos Ikwue

The 1970’s were an extremely fertile era for music. In America, progressive soul and funk broke new ground while London spawned the punk rock scene and Kingston, Jamaica gave the world roots reggae. In Nigeria, an extraordinarily diverse and dynamic cultural scene yielded not only Fela’s Afrobeat and juju’s peak with Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey ...


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