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Release Notes
  • Afro beat masterpiece from Nigeria 1975
  • Fans of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Ofege, Witch, Baby Huey and Osibisa will go crazy
  • A legendary yet long lost crown jewel from the mid 70s afro beat era
  • Excellent sound and performance by high class professional musicians
  • Monster debut album by this Nigerian cult band
  • Long awaited and overdue first ever rerelease on CD
  • CD housed in a rock solid jewel case
  • Fully licensed
  • Remastered audio
  • Ultimate collectors item for fans of 70s afro beat and reggae

Akwassa were among the best Afro-Beat bands coming from Nigeria. They released La’ila in 1975 and were one of the early Nigerian Funk bands to get an album out. They were related to the Heads Funk Band and most members were part of both bands. They managed to release two albums as Akwassa. Their debut La’ila came out on a well known Afro-Beat label Afrodisia Records. Akwassa were originally a duo made of Felix Day (guitar and vocals) and Kevin Coburn (organ, synthesizer and vocals). Felix Day is actually Feladey, the guitarist in Aktion (another top notch Nigerian band reissued by PMG). On La’ila the band used a lot of synthesizers and the overall sound is very pleasing. Overall the album has a raw and unpolished sound, but that’s what brings that certain spark for being among the very best in the Afro-Beat genre.