Uto Nwa / Osi Na Ngada (Academy Special Single Series)
**Incendiary Afro-Funk previously barely heard outside of Eastern Nigeria** "Contemporary Afro-funk aficionados need not feel inadequate for not having heard of the musicians known as Tex Soul - even at the peak of his brief career in the mid-1970s, he never approached widespread national recognition in his native Nigeria. Unheard-of in the dance halls and on the radio waves of the country's principal metropolis of Lagos, Tex Soul was a hero in the Eastern city of Aba, where his prowess as the consummate entertainer lived as the stuff of local legend. As a performer who could dance like James Brown, play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix, and belt out a song with the soulfulness of ages, Tex Soul's name was prefixed by the word 'Showman," almost as a permanent honorific. Now Voodoo Funk and Academy Records are proud to expose this tragically overlooked artist to a new audience, digging deep to unearth the single Uto Nwa b/w Osi Na Ngada, recorded by Tex in 1972 with his early soul group The Bayonets, forgotten even by the hardest Aba scenesters!"
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