Hot Casa Records continues its Afro Soul reissue series with a treasure trove of Afro-Funk & Psyche-Soul tunes by “Blackman” Akeeb Kareem, recorded in Lagos in ’74. He is one of Nigeria’s most talented musician, singer, songwriter, poet, and music producer. He has toured the world with his band and released tons of hit records through the years.
The era of Akeeb Kareem was that of Orlando Julius & His Afro sounders, Johnny Haastrup of Monomono, to name a few. Its second official album, Tomorrow was produced by EMI Nigeria. The 9 musicians from this session were reunited under the name “Super Black Borgs”. The 6 amazing songs were all composed by Akeeb Kareem with psychedelic fuzz and bubbling moog runs: a pulsating, breathless and soulful batch of traditional Nigerian 6/8 rhythms, soulful keys and spiritual Yoruba lyrics.
This is the first reissue of this Afro-Funk classic from Nigeria and features old school “tip-on” jacket with insert including interviews & photos.
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