Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Peter Effiom & His Rabalac Messengers



Don't know much about this one I'm afraid, other than to say that its some fantastic Nigerian Igbo highlife, with great guitar playing and lots of percussion. Peter Effiom looks like a Major in some rock 'n' roll guitar army. I suspect that the album was released in the 1980s, but thats really just a guess. Any info would be much appreciated. In the meantime, enjoy....

Tracklist:

01 Mbre Ewangsi
02 Anie Ata Inva Inwang
03 Enyen Kusonge Enyin Ye Ami
04 Ayama Mbana Idem
05 Ita Edi Ama Mi
06 Obob Eyen Owo

Taste the goodness HERE.

9 comments:

John B. said...

I haven't listened to it yet, but I have a small correction: This record is not in Igbo but rather Ibibio or Efik.

Thanks for sharing!

Mr Tear said...

Thanks for the info John, I know very little about this album, and I kind of assumed it was Igbo because it was recorded in Enugu which is (I think) largely Igbo speaking. Any more info you might have about the music would be much appreciated. And keep up the great work over at Likembe...your blog is a constant inspiration.

eunice said...

the record is completely Efik, my name is Effiom Bassey and i'm also a musician and the man Peter Effiom is my mentor.

Mr Tear said...

Thanks for dropping by Eunice. I'm so glad to hear that Peter Effiom is still playing and I hope he is a good mentor for you. Is there any way we can hear any of your songs? I hope all is going well for you.

Anonymous said...

research b4 posting,peter effiom was an efik man not igbo,9ja is a huge country with many tribes,if you only know of the igbos,then know that nigeria has so many tribes and the igbos is just a fraction of it,Nigeria is not an igboland.

akanbb@yahoo.com said...

i have been a great fan of peter effiom right from birth... I mean since i grew up to know the messege he tried circulating its trilling..pls if there is any site i cud download some of those tracks i'll be gratefull...
Yak eyen atua eka
emum isong eno ndito nyen..
Thanks miss taht alot

Anonymous said...

Somehow I missed this. i was just watching his videos on youtube and purchased one of his albums (PETER EFFIOM & HIS IDORENYIN GROUP0 on one of the download sites. Is it possible to reup please/

Thanks. Alexsam

Mr Tear said...

Hey there,
Rerecorded this lp last night, it is beautiful, and you can get the new, high quality mp3 by following the working link.
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Dr.Frank said...

It's only recently that I discovered this great artist. It seems that the Ibibio-highlife is my favourite kind of highlife from Nigeria with artists like Chief Inyang Henshaw (Efik Gold!), Bustic Kingsley Bassey, Peter Effiom... Unfortunately the link is dead, I would be very happy if you could repost it again.Thank you in advance!