It’s Lagos in the early 1970s, a little over a decade of independence, and bursting on to the popular music scene comes a multi-talented high school outfit out of St. Gregory’s College in the Obalende area of the then capital city of Nigeria.

Blending a mixture of pop lyrics, catchy harmonies, funk blends, psychedelic sounds and Afrobeat, the band of six teenagers named themselves Ofege and, whilst still in high school, recorded their one and only full-length album creating a distinctive Afro-rock sound of the 1970s.

They toured the local music scene creating what is sometimes referred to as the ‘Ofege phenomenon’ but soon disbanded thereafter.

Here’s one of their most well-known singles, Nobody Fails. Another recommended track for those of you more into the heavy psychedelic afro-rock sounds is Gbe Mi Lo.