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ARTIST
TITLE
Cool Money
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MJJ 305LP MJJ 305LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/24/2010

"Prince Nico Mbarga (1950-1997) was a half-Cameroonian Nigerian highlife vocalist and guitarist whose music played a significant role in the evolution of African pop music. His 1976 hit song 'Sweet Mother' (which sold more than 13 million copies) is so popular that is sometimes called 'Africa's anthem', no small feat for a continent with such a rich musical tradition! Like many, Prince Nico began playing with a hotel band in 1970, and by 1973 had his first local hit. Cool Money is a rare 1979 album, originally released on the Nigerian RAS (Roger's All Stars) label, when the artist was at the height of his success. Prince Nico was unfortunately killed in 1997 in a motorcycle accident, which of course, has only added to his legend."