Wake Up You ! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock
In 1967, the Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power. Meanwhile, Nigeria was descending into civil war. It seems fair to say the milieu rock emerged out of in Nigeria and in the west was somewhat different! Nonetheless, aesthetically, sonically and politically, much of the rock music that was developing in parallel was directly comparable to that emerging from the USA and Europe. Nigerian rock ultimately helped heal the country by propagating the world-wide idea of the Modern Nigerian, making Nigeria relatable to the rockers of the West. This is its story.