September 19, 2022

Watzek Spins for Fall: Nigerian Disco and Boogie

Happy Fall 2022! This semester, Watzek Spins highlights the phenomenal disco and boogie scene that took Lagos by storm throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. Pictured is Joe Moks (a.k.a. Josephine Mokwunyei), from the front cover of her landmark 1979 album Boys and Girls. She is now a professor of musicology at the University of Benin, in Nigeria. Digitized and curated by Center for Cassette Studies from analog sources.