"Immediately very likeable. There's a certain flavour to Beautiful Nubia's music which is a sure and pleasurable thing. His lyrics speak for humans in general - through a poetry of traditional fable, modern clear-sightedness, balance and good humour - and his band are consistently right on the button. If they don't melt your heart, seek help.” - Rick Sanders - fRoots
BOOKS BY BEAUTIFUL NUBIA
SOUNDS OF JOY (an autobiography)
The autobiography of Beautiful Nubia. Follows the artist's story from birth in 1968 to the release of his iconic Jangbalajugbu album in 2002.
BOOK OF SONGS
Lyrics to 188 original songs released between 1997 and 2018. Describes Beautiful Nubia's songwriting process and includes stories/anecdotes about the songs
CITADEL BLUES (fiction)
Young Chike Afare falls in love and then in trouble. Spread over two university semesters, Citadel Blues showcases the beauty and energy of youth, and the difficult choices faced by young people in Nigeria.
A WORDMERCHANT'S LOGBOOK (poetry).
Beautiful Nubia's 4th volume of poetry. Very accessible poems, emotive yet analytic, evocative and moving. The kind of poems you can dance to!
GET THEM ALL
1. DIRECTLY FROM US: We will deliver to you anywhere in Nigeria and around the world. Contact 08137755008 or email@example.com to order.
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MUSIC ON USB STICKS!
Get 280-plus tracks (from 22 albums) by Beautiful Nubia on a branded USB stick. Delivered to you anywhere in Nigeria and around the world. Contact +234-8137755008 or +234-8183141179 for price and delivery information. For international orders, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The stick includes all songs recorded from 1997 to 2019, full lyrics for all the songs and some videos.
ÀPÈJỌ - A Gathering of Joy!