Friday, March 13, 2009

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and his Inter-Reformers Band - Adam and Eve, Decca West Africa 1977

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey is back. He brings us a swell 1977
album, on which we see the same stadium in the background as we
saw in the last post by Oriental Brothers. And also on Chief Stephen
Osita Osadebe's 'the People Star in London'. I think it's Probably not
existing anymore because I could not find anything about it.
This LP is delightful as all the Ebenezer Obey albums I heard
before, sweet Juju.

tracks;

1 Adam and Eve
2 Awa dupe, Odomode e ma se se ole,
--- Aiye yi faji ni, Chief M.K.O. Abiola,
--- I love my darling, Kolawole olokodana

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've wondered about this stadium also, so I spent a typical Saturday morning researching African Football Stadiums...

Best I can come up with is that this is the Lagos National Stadium (use this as a search key for Wiki for more info). Built in 1972, it hosted the 1973 All African Games. The timing here is about right in that this would still have been an object of national pride during this time period (mid 70's).

The current status of the stadium (if this is indeed the one) seems to be somewhere between dilapidation and renovation.

joe

moos said...

In the meantime I foud out it's the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
So it is not a football stadium afterall, ha ha. It was constructed in 1976, check this article, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1567074.stm

icastico said...

Thanks for the music and the info.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, it is so! And yours is an even sadder tale than the one I came up with.

joe

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Anonymous said...

Nice job of posting vintage hits from Nigeria. The building is not a stadium. Rather it is the national art theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. It is very much alive and kicking.