Ben Okafor - Children Of The World British Product

Children Of The World by Ben Okafor

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
12 inch vinyl: Album
Tags: Reggae, Roots/Acoustic, Album, 12 inch vinyl, Top Rated
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
A Bob Marley-influenced album from 1985 by the reggae and world music pioneer.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Recorded shortly after Nigerian-born Benedict Chukwudebelu Okafor moved to the UK and released in 1985 by the short-lived Leeds-based Ears & Eyes label. Ben teamed up with Birmingham-based producer Bob Lamb (whose production credits include UB40 & Garth Hewitt) and the album also features guitar work from a young Paul Poulton. Okafor's debut sees him exploring themes that would recur across his entire recorded career - faith, justice, humanitarian issues. Standouts include the lilting "Why?" and the dramatic "Messiah Man". Musically this is very influenced by Okafor's early love of Bob Marley and it sees him beginning to define what would become his own style. At the time of release there wasn't anything else that sounded remotely like it in the whole of the Christian music scene. A groundbreaking album.

Style: Reggae
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 23916
Product Format: 12 inch vinyl
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Ears & Eyes EER047
Items: 1
Release Date: 1985

A Bob Marley-influenced album from 1985 by the reggae and world music pioneer.

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Reggae CD British Product Audio Samples Available

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Re-release of timeless early '90's Marleyish CD with new bonus tracks.

For more information about Ben Okafor, check the Ben Okafor Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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