Original Cover Art of Nigerian Music


This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2022.

ISBN: 9780957260078 Category:


Nigeria – The Original Cover Art of Nigerian Music is a unique large format book that features 100s and 100s of unique and stunning record sleeve designs from Nigeria that span a period from the country’s independence in 1960 through much of the second-half of the 20th century – a time in which Nigerian artists and the Nigerian music industry thrived both at home and abroad.

During this period high-profile Nigerian artists such as Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey became national and international stars. Many more Nigerian artists established successful careers at home and yet remain virtually unknown outside of Nigeria to this day.

This book brings features the most important Nigerian artists both at home and abroad (as well as many of those that have remained unknown outside of the country) by bringing together a vast array of rare, classic and stunning visual sleeve designs that document more than fifty years of the amazing musical history of Nigeria complete with text on important artists and its social context.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 30 x 30 cm
Publisher name Soul Jazz Records
Publication date 18 January 2022
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Dimensions 30 x 30 cm
Weight 300 g


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Stuart Baker is the founder of the record label Soul Jazz Records and the publishing house Soul Jazz Books. Soul Jazz Records has released hundreds and hundreds of critically acclaimed albums in a multitude of genres. As a publisher Soul Jazz Books has released deluxe art books on Dancehall, Voguing, Punk, Disco and a number of Record Cover art books including Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Dancehall and Cuba: Music and Revolution.