Pre-order of POGO LIMITED - We Shall Win (1978) 2018. You get 7 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Purchasable with gift card
releases November 26, 2018
€9EUR or more
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
Includes digital pre-order of POGO LIMITED - We Shall Win (1978) 2018.
You get 7 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
By the late seventies Nigerians were increasingly drawn to reggae. It was regarded as a more spiritual and contemplative type of music. When the bright lights and cheap thrills of the dance floor waned, reggae provided life with a deeper meaning. And it didn’t come any deeper than ‘We Shall Win’ by Pogo Limited. Pogo Limited were a Beninese ‘super’ band, made up of performers from the popular Nigerian Television Authority program, ‘Music Panorama’. Emma Ogosi, future superstar and household name, was on rhythm guitar. Robo Arigo was on bass. Pat ‘Finn’ Okonjo, former frontman of The Hykkers, provided lead vocals. ‘We Shall Win’ was their first album and a clarion call for change. ‘Together’ envisages a time when everyone enjoys the riches of Africa. 'Switch Your Lights On’ bathes in the purest kind of love and in ‘Something Must Be Done’, the dream is a long, happy life with great grandchildren. The album’s brightest moment, the upbeat ‘We Shall Win’, takes heart from change in southern Africa. Ironically, it was adopted by the Nigerian ruling party in 1983 as their theme song in what was widely regarded as a massively rigged election. Focussed, deep and contemplative, ‘We Shall Win’ is a thoughtful alternative to the bright lights of the Lagos dance floor, an album where exceptional musicianship combines with a meaningful lyrics to provide hope in a desperate world. It is an album as relevant today as it was back then.