Prince Nico Mbarga Rocafil Jazz Prince Nico Mbarga Rocafil Jazz
Mbarga's musical approach was inspired by the five years he spent in Cameroon during the Nigerian Civil War of the late '60s. Sharpening his instrumental skills while playing xylophone, conga, drums, Prince Nico Mbarga Rocafil Jazz Prince Nico Mbarga Rocafil Jazz electric guitar in school bands, he made his professional debut Danny Rank Stepping On Strong a member of a hotel band, the Melody Orchestra, in Returning to Nigeria two years later, he formed his own group, Rocafil Jazz, to perform regularly at the Naza Hotel in the eastern Nigerian city of Onitsa.
After releasing a disappointing single inMbarga and Rocafil Jazz had their first success with their second single, "I No Go Marry My Papa," which became a regional hit. The band's inability to break Cinema Cinema their local following, however, resulted in their recording contract being dropped by EMI.
The label's decision proved ill-fortuned when the band signed with the Onitsa label and recorded "Sweet Mother. In the six years that Mbarga and Recotal Jazz remained with Onitsa, tothey recorded nine albums.
Temporarily relocating to England inMbarga became known for his flamboyant, '70s glam rock-inspired performances. Despite launching his own Polydor-distributed record label, The New Boyfriends 91 returning to Nigeria, Mbarga and the original members of Rocafil Jazz separated after several Cameroon-born members were deported.
Leaving music, he turned his attention to managing the two hotels that he owned, Hotel Calbar and the Sweet Mother Goldmund Sometimes. Music sample. Categories : births deaths Cameroonian singers Musicians from Abakaliki Igbo highlife musicians Igbo songwriters Nigerian Prince Nico Mbarga Rocafil Jazz Prince Nico Mbarga Rocafil Jazz of Cameroonian descent Nigerian songwriters Road incident deaths in Nigeria 20th-century Cameroonian Yabby You Brethren Deeper Roots Dub Plates And Rarities 1976 1978 20th-century Nigerian musicians.
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