Fela Kuti "Na Poi " (1976) Vinyl LP
The song "Na Poi" was banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Company when it was first released, generating vast publicity and practically guaranteeing a hit. The expression "Na Poi" literally means "things will collide," and in the lyric Fela describes what men and women get up to in bed together in graphic detail. "You No Go Die...Unless," with its urgent, edgy beat, is as much James Brown-derived funk as it is Afrobeat, and is reminiscent of Fela's 1969 recordings with Koola Lobitos in Los Angeles.
Side A/ Track 1: Na Poi (Part 1)
Side B/ Track 2: Na Poi (Part 2)
Side B/ Track 3: You No Go Die ... Unless
One of six of Fela's albums reissued by Knitting Factory Records in 2015. Most of these will be the first time they are released as individual vinyl albums since their original vinyl release in Nigeria in the 70s and 80s - something which will not only delight audiophile Fela fans, but also the admirers of Lemi Ghariokwu's iconic artwork, now again at 12 x 12 inches as it was intended.