QuizUp – Nigerian Nostalgia

I spent a lot of time being fascinated by 1970s black culture of bell-bottoms, afros, and disco music. But I never considered what was happening in parallel in Nigeria at the time.
Today is my father’s birthday and I was looking through his old pictures. In one of them, he is sitting on the shore of a sepia-toned beach, somewhere in Lagos I presume. His beard is appropriately scraggly, polyester shirt with wide collar is open halfway down his chest, and he’s wearing some trousers that I hope he’s ashamed of now.
He looks happy.
And, more importantly I think, he looks hopeful.

 

One of the bands below is NOT the name of a Nigerian music group from the ’60s or ’70s. Can you identify which one it is?

1) Sir Victor Uwaifo and His Melody Maestroes
2) Prince Nico Mbarga and Rockafil Jazz
3) Cardinal Rex Lawson and His Mayors Band
4) Emperor Dele Ojo and His Star Brothers Band
5) Dr Victor Olaiya and His Cool Cats
6) Roy Chicago and His Abalabi Rhythm Dandies
7) Bishop Femi London and His Grooving Brothers
8) Tunde Nightingale and His Highlife Boys
9) General Prince Adekunle and His Western State Brothers
10) Dr Sir Warrior and His Oriental Brothers International

 

See below

 

 

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Answers:
Sir Victor Uwaifo and His Melody Maestroes (sang Guitar Boy aka if you see mammy water)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mBaIC0-cus)

Prince Nico Mbarga and Rockafil Jazz (sang Sweet Mother which was remixed by Nneka)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St_qxiQGbFk)

Cardinal Rex Lawson and His Mayors Band of Nigeria (sang Sawale remixed by Flavour)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBOXi3bJ7ug)

Emperor Dele Ojo and His Star Brothers Band (below: Ilu Oyinbo Dara)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igHAPMNX6bg)

Dr Victor Olaiya and His Cool Cats (below: I feel alright jam session)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTtYGs2wQU)

Roy Chicago and His Abalabi Rhythm Dandies (below: Sere fun mi baby)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5eBDA1LPU)

Bishop Femi London and His Grooving Brothers is not a real band.

Tunde Nightingale and His Highlife Boys (below: Omo Lafiagi)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R9QPsZTCKg)

General Prince Adekunle & His Western State Brothers (below: Aiye Nreti Eleya)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upiR84dK4C0)

Sir Warrior and His Oriental Brothers International Band (below: Elu Uwa)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfbEtkTQ6UE)

Thanks to all the people who have compiled this information online.

 

Further Analysis
Creating your own 70s band
<Title> <First Name> <Second Name> and His/Her <Exclamation Word for things you like> <Moniker for posse>

<Title>
Preferably something stately, (cannot use Mister). Multiple titles acceptable.

<Name>
Only one of first or second name must be English.
If you have two English names (I’m looking at you, Ben Bruce), must come up with second name in local Nigerian language.

<Exclamation word>
Get fancy with it

 

The Curious Death of Baba Sola

My mother’s cousin died last month and relatives called from the village to tell her.
But the phone connection was so bad, she couldn’t hear them, so when they said he died of cancer, my mother, standing by the window for better reception, said, “What? Tanker ke? Ni bo?”

The person on the end of the line replied, “At home.”

My mother hung up and put her hand over her mouth.

She said, “Baba Sola ti ku o. A tanker ran into his house and killed him.”

What struck me later, after it was cleared up, wasn’t her mistake but that for her, both options seemed equally likely. That here, between tanker and cancer, one did not seem more farfetched than the other.

Missed Connections

Me: Waiting on queue at the 4th roundabout Oando in a silver Camry after sleeping overnight in the car.
You: Fine girl, trying to give me eye so I can let you chance me.

I hope you understand why I didn’t allow you enter.
But I thought we had a deeper connection, both of us hustling together in this soup called Lagos.
If you felt it too, holla at your boy.
The name is Derek.

PS: I have petrol so Am willing to drive to you.