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Akula Owu Onyeara
The Funkees Lyrics


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Dancing Time Dancing time for dancers! it's dancing time it's dancing t…

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primeminister51

"Akula Owu Onye Ara," defined a generation that is winding down their lives. I'm glad I was a part of that generation who witnessed the musical transformation from Biafra to Nigeria. The Funkees were a product of Biafra's resistance and a testament of the Igbo resolve. They were mostly high school students or just recently graduated from high school when providence (Biafra/Nigeria war) altered their educational ambitions and forced them into music as a means of escape and indulgence. Chyke Madu and Harry Mosco first joined Celestine Ukwu while Jake Solo was with the Hykkers. After the war, Harry, Chyke and Jake formed the Funkees and added Mohammed Ahidjo on vocals (formerly with the Atomic 8 of Aba) and Dan Hibe on bass, Billy Aike on keyboard and Sonny Akpan on conga and percussion. They were the best innovative and uncompromising group around and never conformed to any music conventional wisdom. Their defiance suited the brash character and reflected the tough attitude of the town they are residents of, Aba. Aba is as tough as New York, if not tougher. You gotta be as hard as a nail to live in Aba, and the Funkees embodied that. This song, Akula Owu Onye Ara, is about the erratic behaviors of lunatics whose behaviors are controlled by some melancholic spirits unknown to a sane person. Aba residents are crazy in so many subtle ways.

Hannah S

I thought the song meant “you don’t have to be lonely”? Also thanks, I didn’t know all that

primeminister51

@Martin Zelestre I stand by my comparison only in terms of tenacity, resolve, and doggedness but not in terms of developments. If you can survive the rough and tumble of Aba Town in Nigeria, you can make it anywhere.

Martin Zelestre

u just compared streets of NIGERIA to some western city?? other than that the thank you for the information really interesting to know about them.

Valerie Ickstadt

Yes, thanks for taking time to explain

S Vis

Thank you

Tha Igboprincess

OMGGGGG I have been looking for this after watching the Nollywood Documentary!

Omodele Rufai

This reminds of a lovely childhood

primeminister51

Amanzingly superb. Despite not having formal musical lessons or trainings, these Ibo boys defiled all the odds stacked against them to produce one of the defining songs of their era. As a kid growing up in Port Harcourt, I met the drumer Chyke while he was attending Stellar Maris College. His parents lived on Bonny Street. I know his younger brothers too.

Šandro Rakovac

This drummer is total king

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