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Obi

Software Writer with a deep interest in music from Hip Hop, Soul, Broken Beat/Nu Jazz to African Music (somehow missed my calling). I blog as Soul On Ice and write about whatever takes my fancy. I am from Nigeria and currently reside in London with my family, taking in the multicultural vibes of the Big Smoke.

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Latest posts by Obi

4 July 2006

Sounds of Africa

As you read this the World Cup is in it's Semi Final stages with Italy knocking the host Germany out. So far it has been a wonderful festival of football...

20 June 2006

Musique Africaine

The Global football festival that is the World Cup. The best so far I've witnessed with a genuine feelgood atmosphere and a lot of goals. With Ghana the strongest African...

5 June 2006

African Vibrations

The football fever is on with the World Cup finals round the corner. As is the tradition different countries have come up with their football anthems to cheer on their...

23 May 2006

African Music #9

There is nothing like a local library that truly caters for the community. Wandering around my local library I came across a CD “Africa Remix (Ah Freak Iya)” and the...

9 May 2006

African Music #8

I recently had a discussion with a friend about fair trade and it threw up some deep questions about African music. Who really owns the rights to the recordings? Who...

25 April 2006

African music #7

Nothing beats a music festival. You meet like the music lovers, people interested in the genre and enjoy the good party vibe. And though you know the lineup in advance...

11 April 2006

African music (#6)

Coupé-Décalé? I went blank when my lady friend Tchi asked if I knew about Coupé-Décalé. A wiki entry for Coupé-Décalé provides a brief definition: “The Coupe-Decale created by Doucoure during...

28 March 2006

African Music Roundup #5

yay! summer is upon us over here in the UK and that only means one thing. concerts, festivals, showcases. An abundance of music, sunshine and outdoor runnings. Smiles on peoples...

1 March 2006

African Music Roundup #4

14 February 2006

African Music Roundup #3

It's been a fun few weeks with the festival of football that was the African Cup of Nations (congratulations to Egypt the host). Watching all the footballing talent on display...

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