William Onyeabor

Read David Byrne’s Obituary For William Onyeabor

News of the great Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor's death is spreading today, and it comes as no surprise that David Byrne has something to…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2017 - 4:50 pm

R.I.P. William Onyeabor

The Nigerian funk artist William Onyeabor has died. According to a statement on Facebook, Onyeabor passed away "peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness"
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 9:04 am

Hot Chip – “Atomic Bomb (John Talabot Remix)” (William Onyeabor Cover)

Two years ago, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label put out a compilation of old tracks from the little-known African synth artist William Onyeabor. Last year,…
James Rettig | April 1, 2015 - 9:51 am

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Holding 25th Anniversary Events In NYC Elevator Museum, Old-School Italian Restaurant, Karaoke Bar

David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is turning 25 sometime soon (the label admits they don't know exactly when it began -- "some time in the…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Watch David Byrne & The Atomic Bomb Band Cover William Onyeabor On Fallon

Nigerian electro-funk musician William Onyeabor has long been a cause célèbre among musicians including Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith, and David Byrne, and in the past…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 10:39 am

Hot Chip – “Atomic Bomb” (William Onyeabor Cover)

Last year, David Byrne's label, Luaka Bop, released a compilation of the African synth-based music made by William Onyeabor in the late '70s and early…
Miles Bowe | March 26, 2014 - 2:24 pm