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THE ALBUM

This self-titled debut album boasts 13 tracks, drawing strong influences from traditional Yoruba rhythm and psychedelic rock, resulting in a nostalgic love letter to the Nigerian sounds of the 60s and 70s. The album features friends of the band and mentors who enthusiastically participated in its making, helping to shape its authenticity and texture.

 

Pan-Africanism activist and legendary artist Lemi Ghariokwu who also worked on the album cover art, generously shares powerful thoughts and awakening consciousness about the Nigerian nation on 4 tracks. 

 

Nigerian artist Stiques features on 2 afro-grunge songs - Jindadi and the catchy Wuta, where he sings in his mother tongue of Hausa. His lyrics are fueled with energy as he describes the current social landscape many Nigerian youth face today, against the backdrop of pursuing dreams while living in a society plagued by a corrupt, greedy and failing government.

The album was recorded and mixed by Mathias Durand in April 2017 at Blackstar Studio, Lagos, Nigeria and Mastered by François Le Xuan, Paris, France.

THE BAND

A root bass, along with a rugged percussionist, hypnotic guitarist, conceptual drummer and an eclectic vocalist all walk into a Lagos bar. Each bringing to the space a unique sense of sound, soul and superstitious color. Skata Vibration is Adey, Jad, Laughter and Stiques. They describe themselves as ‘a bunch of underground musicians jamming’.

 

They have been performing and working the local scene of Lagos for the past 7 years, rhythmically moving limbs and souls with their psychedelic, afro-beat sounds that pay homage to traditional afro-rock of the 60s and Fela Kuti’s afro-beat.

LIVE AT TERRA KULTURE ARENA
LIVE AT TERRA KULTURE ARENA
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FELABRATION 2017
FELABRATION 2017

FELABRATION 2017, LAGOS, NIGERIA

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FELABRATION 2017
FELABRATION 2017

Skata Vibration

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TERRA KUTLURE ARENA
TERRA KUTLURE ARENA

Brymo Show

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Skata Vibration
Skata Vibration

Skata Vibration

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Skata Vibration
Skata Vibration

Skata Vibration

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FELABRATION 2017
FELABRATION 2017

Live @ Freedom Park

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FELABRATION 2017
FELABRATION 2017

Live at the NEW AFRICA SHRINE

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TERRA KULTURE ARENA
TERRA KULTURE ARENA

Brymo Show

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TERRA KULTURE ARENA
TERRA KULTURE ARENA

Brymo Show

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Skata Vibration
Skata Vibration

Live at the Jazz Hole in Lagos. Credit Photo: Marwan Al Atrach. Skata Vibration

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Danfo tour photoshoot 3
Danfo tour photoshoot 3

At the Stadium

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Album cover art by Lemi Ghariokwu
Album cover art by Lemi Ghariokwu
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WURA SAMBA in BlackStar Studios.
WURA SAMBA in BlackStar Studios.

Percussion guru recording in the studio.

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At the Yaba abandon train station
At the Yaba abandon train station
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LEMI GHARIOKWU
LEMI GHARIOKWU

Skata Vibration Mentor

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Laughter Bassist
Laughter Bassist

Entering the Danfo at the Yaba Train Station, Lagos.

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Aditya Sax player from Bita Kola
Aditya Sax player from Bita Kola

Featuring on the song Aiyegbege.

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Jad & Lemi Ghariokwu  at the studio
Jad & Lemi Ghariokwu at the studio
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Blind Poet recorded in April 2017
Blind Poet recorded in April 2017

His Oriki can be heard in the introduction song Onikoyi.

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Funmi performing Eyò at Jazz hole
Funmi performing Eyò at Jazz hole

Credit Photo: Marwan Al Atrach.

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Stiques performing at the Jazz Hole
Stiques performing at the Jazz Hole

Featuring in the songs Wuta and Jindadi. Credit Photo: Marwan Al Atrach. Skata Vibration

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Album producer Mathias Durand
Album producer Mathias Durand
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fuck the enemies
fuck the enemies
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Adey in Marina, Lagos.
Adey in Marina, Lagos.

Drummer

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on the fuck the enemies bike
on the fuck the enemies bike
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Danfo tour photoshoot 2
Danfo tour photoshoot 2
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Funmi on the danfo tour photoshoot
Funmi on the danfo tour photoshoot

Featuring in the song Eyò.

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Photo credit: Medina Dugger