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Ijebu Pleasure Club

Ijebu Pleasure Club takes you to Nigeria in 1987, where a small town Afrobeat band have just been told they need to play American top 40 hits to keep their nightclub gig. They don't own any of the records, but they're going to give it a try.

Mashing up the music you remember (and some that's best forgotten) with the Nigerian funk style of Fela Kuti, and about a dozen musicians, this band will surprise and delight. But mostly, get you shaking it.

Ijebu Pleasure Club will show you that all pop music comes from mother-Africa. Introducing singer Nuel Nonso Nwachukwu, Ijebu Pleasure Club pulls together a good-sized bunch of exceptionally hungry funk, soul, and jazz musicians, who have collectively played, toured and recorded with the likes of Homebrew, Hollie Smith, Katchafire, The Hot Grits, Solaa, Kolab, dDub, and the Ngaruawahia High School Big Band. Yep, THE Ngaruawahia High School Big Band.

With a huge horn section, and tight grooving rhythms, the ensemble packs a punch. Ijebu Pleasure Club are equally at home on large outdoor stages, and tiny clubs with packed dance-floors.

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