Emma Ogosi: Nobody Knows, LP (Vinyl)
Emma Ogosi: Nobody Knows, LP (Vinyl)
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Emma Ogosi
Nobody Knows
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG039LP)
  • 6 Tracks
  • UPC 710473191432
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1978 Nigerian Boogie album: Limited to 500 copies only! Emma Ogosi has worn a lot of different hats in his career: former air force officer, guitarist with Benin-based Pogo Limited, and husband and manager of Nigerian reggae superstar, Evi-Edna Ogholi. In 1981, he donned a sequined cowboy hat and released Nobody Knows. Nobody Knows is arguably the Nigeria’s best – and perhaps only – Disco Country album. Country music has always been influential in the country and Ogosi managed to channel Jim Reeves via the bright lights of Lagos’ burgeoning disco scene to produce an album of sparkling mournfulness. The album starts brightly with ‘You And I’ and ends with ‘Orindo,’ a horn-driven dance floor filler. ‘Nobody Knows’ and ‘A Lonely Child’ venture into ‘you done me wrong’ territory. And you can imagine Kenny Rogers covering ‘Give A Little’, albeit wearing flares and platforms and a moustache instead of a beard. Overall, though, Nobody Knows is as disco as the sharp suit and gull-wing collar Emma is wearing on the cover. But don’t be fooled – there are rhinestones on that there glitter ball.

tracks

A1

You And I

Arranged by
  • Laolu "Akins" Akintobi
A2

Nobody Knows

Arranged by
  • Austin Idayi
  • Boma Ogosi
Backing vocals
  • Laolu "Akins" Akintobi
A3

I Love You

Backing vocals
  • Laolu "Akins" Akintobi
B1

A Lonely Child

B2

Give A Little

B3

Orindo

Credits

Arranged by
  • Emma Ogosi
Backing vocals
  • Boma Ogosi
  • Emma Ogosi
Bass
  • Kenneth Okulolo
Bongos
  • Biodun Oyemade "Chiko"
Composed by
  • Emma Ogosi
Lyrics by
Music by
Guitar
  • Emma Ogosi
  • Jean Ketchabia
  • Effi Duke
  • Felix Lebarty
  • Jimmy Lee Adams
Vocals
  • Emma Ogosi
Congas
  • Friday Pozo
Electric piano
  • Sylvester Degbor
Engineer
  • Goddy Ukonu
  • Matthew Oghor Osiuhwu
Horns
  • Fuzzy Gbagi
  • Raimi Olalowo
  • Tunde Williams
Other
  • Tony Essien
Producer
  • Laolu "Akins" Akintobi
Directed by
  • Laolu "Akins" Akintobi
Drums
  • Laolu "Akins" Akintobi