Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hamba Kahle Sunny

Respect is due to the Nigerian artist Sunny Okosuns who was taken by cancer on Sunday night. His anthemic Fire in Soweto gave comfort and inspiration to many involved in the struggle against the military occupation of Angola, Namibia and South African townships by the PW Botha administration.

FIRE IN SOWETO (share from ├Żlowek scavel-cronek pw=ylow.blogspot.com)

1 comment:

DJ Jack Daw said...

Sonny Okosun was one of my original favourite African musicians back in the 1980s. I can't say I've listened to him much lately, but he had a sound of his own and could come up with some very catchy tunes. "Tire Ni Oluwa" was one of my favourites and I recall that "Steady And Stop" was a real fine slow sexual grinder. He came to play at the I Beam in San Francisco and I DJed the show. He signed my 12" single of "Fire In Soweto" on the Radic label and also "Highlife" on Shanachie. He was a gracious man and had a strong social conscience. The world needs more artists like Sonny Okosun, not less.