William Onyeabor
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William Onyeabor

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William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria, born in 1945 or 1946. Onyeabor's songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war and sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. In recent[clarification ...

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William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria, born in 1945 or 1946.

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Fantastic Man
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Fantastic Man
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Body and Soul
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Body and Soul
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Love Is Blind
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Love Is Blind
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Something That You'll Never Forget
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Something That You'll Never Forget
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Poor Boy
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Poor Boy
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Body and Soul (Scientist Remix)
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Body and Soul (Scientist Remix)
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Atomic Bomb
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Atomic Bomb
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Good Name
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Good Name
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Let’s Fall In Love
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Let’s Fall In Love
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Untitled
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Untitled
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Something You'll Never Forget (Policy Remix)
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Something You'll Never Forget (Policy Remix)
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William Onyeabor Biography

William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria, born in 1945 or 1946.

Onyeabor's songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war and sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. In recent[clarification needed] years a number of his songs have appeared on various compilations, most often his biggest hit, "Better Change Your Mind", which has appeared on Africa 100, World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing - The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa, and Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos, through labels such as Luaka Bop.

Some biographies claim that he studied cinematography in Russia, returning to Nigeria in the 1970s to start his own Wilfilms music label and to set up a recording and production studio. He was later crowned a High Chief in Enugu, where he still lives as a businessman working on government contracts and running his own flour mill. According to the Luaka Bop record label, Onyeabor "self-released eight albums between 1977 and 1985 and then became a born-again Christian, refusing to ever speak about himself or his music again." The label reports that through attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, it has been trying to construct an accurate biography of him for the past 18 months, without success.

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