Wake up you ! The rise and fall of Nigerian rock

par Philippe  -  4 Juin 2020, 08:07

Wake up you ! The rise and fall of Nigerian rock

Documentary, directed by : Nkwam Samuel, Bennett Piscitelli, produced : Uchenna Ikonne, Eothen Alopatt, Now Again Records, Verumvitaefilms, narrated by : Uchenna Ikonne, 4mn, (2019).

 

The Nigeria knows during the first decade after his independance high tensions between the different people (Yorubas, Haoussas, Igbos) belonging to this country. The result of these tensions is the Nigerian civil war happening in July 6th 1967 to January 15th 1970. The general Gowon leads Nigeria at this time and he said that war is like small battles but several hundred thousand people have lost their lives. In Western countries the flower power movment rises up and the audience receive news from this civil war towards photjournalists pictures or testimonies from a new NGO "The French doctors" created by Bernard Kouchner. War is ended in 1970 whereas the Western music arrives in Nigerian cities where people tries to find again the 1967 way of living ponctuated by a dark future. The Nigerian musicians build some pop groups like Air Force, SALT or Mano Mano who follow the Jimi Hendrix or Carlos Santana performances. These pop group loved by youth will have an ephemeral living but they will succeed to invent a new sound who will introduce the Afrobeat leading by the emblematic Fela.

Nigerian Soul Fever.

Nigerian Soul Fever.

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