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Though the Mandators have released several albums (the last, Crisis, sold half a million copies) and played to stadium crowds in their home of Nigeria, the band’s socially conscious reggae didn’t reach America’s shores until Heartbeat released Power of the People: Nigerian Reggae, a sampler from their albums released between 1988 and 1992.
One of the foremost recording companies in Nigeria has released a single done by Pa Chris Ajilo featuring Banky W and the new sensation making waves in the saxophone space, Korede Sax. The single was released exclusively on MTN Music+ on the 15th of February 2016, serving as a valentine gift to lovers of good old highlife music served in a modern way.
According to the Project development manager of the music label, Mr. Michael Odiong, “as one of the leading music label pioneers, we are committed to making sure music lovers get the best. We had started with Dr. Victor Olaiya and 2face Idibia (now 2baba), this was in conjunction with Spinlet. Suffice to say that this classic changed the way the younger generation appreciated works from older veterans, this is another milestone that will be achieved and appreciated by all and sundry. We have carefully selected the song and artistes to feature on it. Banky W is one of the best singers we have in Nigeria and his versatility as a singer comes to bear in this masterpiece hit single”.
Like we say in Premier, “What’s New is Old, We started it”. We have been around for over 52 years and we intend to get to 100 years still doing the business of music.
This classic is a remake of “Eko O Gba Gbere”, sang by Pa Chris Ajilo and released in 1956. The video is expected to come soon.