Nigeria was on Fire! The Nigerian Post-Civil War Rock Era

Nigeria was on Fire! The Nigerian Post-Civil War Rock Era

Tony Grey + Ozimba

 

From the 6th of July, 1967 to the 15th of January, 1970 the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra were fighting a civil war caused by political, economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious tensions in the nation. The result— a cluster of duos, trios, and bands tearing up the city. Thinking of this era and its precursor, one would compare it to a diamond suffering under pressure to burst into its full potential (or in this case—rage).

 

What follows is a selection of bands documented during Nigeria’s funky and fiery ’70s.

 

Aba Rock City, the mid-1970s

 

Grotto (formed from War-Head Constriction)

 

Back To My Roots

 

Unidentified drummer, a part of Tony Grey’s Ozimba, the late 1970s

Location: Nigeria
Year: 1970s
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