Monday, September 7, 2015

Gentleman Ali Chukwumah

Ali Chukwumah and his Peacemakers Int. Band of Nigeria
Gentleman Ali Chukwumah
AGB22 - 1981
side one: Egwundioma

From Toshiya Endo's Ali Chukwuma discography:

"Also known as "Ali Chukumah,""Ali Chuks" and "Ali Chukus." Almost completely unknown outside of Nigeria, this singer hails from Aboh, Oshimili LGA in Anambra State. He moved to nearby Atani at an early age following the death of his father. It is here that he made the acquaintance of fellow town resident Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and joined his Nigeria Sound Makers Band in the late 1960s. He left in 1975 to form his own Peace Makers Dance Band, which released a number of rootsy highlife LPs in the 1970s and eighties.

Some have speculated that Ali Chukwuma is a Muslim. This is not true. Rather he takes the name "Ali" from his idol Ali Baba, a famous African wrestler of the sixties and seventies.

Ali Chukwuma passed away of liver failure in the mid 1980s, but his work is still greatly appreciated by highlife music lovers everywhere." - John Beadle

side two: Eje-Anabu-Isi

Thanks to the now gone Ylowek Scavel-Cronek blog:
Thanks to Global Groove Independent:
And thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Ali Chukwuma discography:



Anonymous said...

Please post the other side, I have searched all over fot this album
thank you groovemonzter


Anonymous said...

Groovemonzter, you will live long! thank you