Welcome to the Highlifeturntable. The purpose of this blog is to provide a way for people to listen to rare highlife music from Ghana and Nigeria. I plan to post tracks from my private collection along with a little commentary on what I know about the artist and what I like about the LP.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nyame Bekyere led by Seaboy J.N. Ebroni


For the next selection on the highlife turntable I have chosen 2 tracks, Nyamenke aziama and Kekerenikreni, by the Nyame Bekyere Band led by Seaboy J.N. Ebroni.  The Nyamenke Aziama is off an Essiebon release and the Kekerenikreni tracks is an excerpt of a medley on a Ride Way record release.

I noticed Hippo Records recently included a song by this band in their Ghana Funk release and I though I'd share some of the tracks I liked from the LP's I have been able to collect.  Hopefully, their CD has some information about the perfomers as their are no liner notes on the three LP's I have and their was precious little on the internet.  There was one reference to an "ace actor" Seaboy J.N. Ebroni and the fact the perfomer Safohene Djeni was a member of the band at some point.  I started looking for his music when I heard a track on the Beats for a new continent CD someone sent me.  The Nyamenke Aziama song is slower than the Kekerenikreni number, but both songs showcase the vocals and the rhythms in really beautiful ways.

 I hope you like the music



  1. Michael, nyamenke aziama is beautiful stuff, thanks for posting that. I've got a question you mention Safohene Djeni - I was under the impression that this is Safie Deen who later started the label - am I correct in this?
    There's an LP of his here:

  2. Dear Ubulujaja,

    There's a bit more info in the liner notes of the Ghana Funk album I compiled for Hippo Records.
    The bottom line is that Seaboy is a comedian who also sings. He and his band used to perform at 'concert parties' (a sort of travelling minstrel show combining theatre, music and dance).

  3. I appreciate the information about seaboy.