William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb


This Nigerian born musician sort of has a “Searching For Sugarman” kind of feel to him. There’s not much information about him out there and various tales of where he is from and where he has ended up. What is known is that he was a big deal in 1970s Nigeria, pumping out tunes that were way ahead of their time. Here’s what Devendra Bandhart had to say about Onyeabor and this tune:

“The world might just be better off not hearing [Onyeabor’s “Atomic Bomb”], which will burrow and propagate its seed exponentially by the second, into the hearts and souls of all humanity. It’s the catchiest song I’ve ever heard; when it gets in my brain, I can’t sleep…He’s a mythical character from Nigeria.” – Devendra Banhart

See if you agree. Here’s Atomatic Bomb by William Onyeabor

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