African Soldiers

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
A superstar on the African Continent, Sonny Okosuns commands the type of reverence in African music that Bob Marley enjoyed in reggae and Stevie Wonder commands in R&B. Okosuns has recorded some five-star reggae over the years, although African pop is his main focus. And the fact that Okosuns sings in English much of the time certainly hasn't hurt his popularity among reggae audiences. A welcome addition to his catalog, African Soldiers is among the many superb albums he's delivered. Okosuns favors African dialects on some of the material and embraces English on such exuberant, uplifting Afro-pop as "Woman" and the title song. "Babylon," "Happy Days" and "King of ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
A superstar on the African Continent, Sonny Okosuns commands the type of reverence in African music that Bob Marley enjoyed in reggae and Stevie Wonder commands in R&B. Okosuns has recorded some five-star reggae over the years, although African pop is his main focus. And the fact that Okosuns sings in English much of the time certainly hasn't hurt his popularity among reggae audiences. A welcome addition to his catalog, African Soldiers is among the many superb albums he's delivered. Okosuns favors African dialects on some of the material and embraces English on such exuberant, uplifting Afro-pop as "Woman" and the title song. "Babylon," "Happy Days" and "King of Kings" illustrate his excellence in the reggae department, but it must be stressed that Okosuns brings a distinctly African flavor to a style associated primarily with Jamaica. African Soldiers never fails to impress.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1991
  • Label: Profile
  • UPC: 015151141427
  • Catalog Number: 1414

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 African Soldiers (6:52)
  2. 2 Festival (Idea) (7:48)
  3. 3 King of Kings (4:42)
  4. 4 Woman (6:33)
  5. 5 Wind of Change (5:01)
  6. 6 Mohammed (6:56)
  7. 7 Babylon (5:23)
  8. 8 Happy Days (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Okosun Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Ciyo Guitar, Background Vocals
Charles Dickson Keyboards
Maggie Akpan Background Vocals
Yakubu Daniel Guitar
Sunday Ogie Trumpet
Simon Soul Oshijo Bass Guitar
Patrick Oziegbe Conga
Claudia Pepple Background Vocals
Bassy Uba Drums
Fred Fisher Trombone
Didi Guitar
Julie Jackson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Sonny Okosun Arranger, Producer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Dave Brubaker Art Direction
Lindel Lewis Engineer
Simon Soul Oshijo Arranger
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