Aura (Aspiritual Emanation)
Spiritual Conection

Spiritual Connection was only LP for the relatively short lived 'Aura' project spiritually guided by Zee-Tei Debekeme in 1976. The band consisted of the expressive and wild keys of Issac Moore, the awesomely funky Omega Garbal on guitar, Casco Mayor on percussion, Afrodisia regular Benna Kemfa (who also was in Ofo Black Company) and Candido Obajimi (Afrika 70 and Tony Allen) provided vocals, beats and drums. Back in 1976 the LP never received a full release and this repress comes from the only known copy in existence from the Afrodisia masters vault. Lovingly restored and remastered this 1976 deep afro-funk gem is finally getting its full release 32 years later. The album itself is a melting pot of African 1970s, dirty funk, wailing synthesizer and upbeat chants. Recorded with a live feeling the music oozes authenticity and screams funk from every direction.

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Christy Essien
Give Me A Chance

Christy Essien was one of the leading female recording artists of her time in Nigeria. She was born in Akwa Ibom State in 1960 and enjoyed an accomplished career as a musician and an actress. Having conquered the music and TV worlds Christy moved on to feature in some of the early Hollywood films such as "Flesh and Blood" and "Scars of Womanhood", both of which addressed issues of child abuse and female circumcision. With a desire to make life better for Nigerian artists. She is also credited as having initiated the first meeting that brought about the formation of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria in 1981. Dubbed Nigeria's "First Lady Of Song", Christy produced a respectable 9 studio albums across a number of labels. Her fifth album "Give Me A Chance" was released in 1980 by Afrodisia, and is being officially reissued again by the prolific Nigerian label.

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70’s Bumper Stickers

After a trawl through the Afrodisia archives we stumbled across a box of car bumper stickers. Hundreds of thousands of these were made. If you were driving around downtown Lagos in 1976 you probably would have seen one of these.