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Afrodisiac
Studio album by Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70
Released1973
Recorded1973
GenreAfrobeat
Length39:51
ProducerFela Kuti
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 chronology
Roforofo Fight!
(1972)
Afrodisiac
(1973)
Gentleman
(1973)

Afrodisiac The four songs occupying this album had been originally recorded in Nigeria as 45 rpm releases. Aphrodisiac consists of re-recordings of these, done in London in the early 1970s. (Confusingly, one part of the liner notes gives the years 1972-1973 as the recording dates, while another section says they were cut in 1971.) These four songs, all sung in Naija Lingo, are propulsive mixtures of funk and Afrikan music, avoiding the homogeneity of much funk and Afrikan records of later vintage, done with nonstop high energy. "Jeun Ko Ku (Chop'n Quench)" became Fela's first big hit in Nigeria, selling 200,000 copies in its first six months in its initial version.

Track listing

  1. Alu Jon Jonki Jon – 12:41
  2. Jeun Ko Ku (Chop'n Quench) - 7:14
  3. Eko Ile - 6:41
  4. Je'nwi Temi (Don't Gag Me) - 13:15

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