OKOI SEKA ATHANASE (Côte d'Ivoire/1977)



Okoi Seka Athanase is the first artist produced by Raimi Gbadamassi and Badmos label. The first LP was released in 1974 and will be a huge success with the famous title "900 kilos d'amour pour Elisabeth" ("900 pounds of love for Elizabeth"). The money earned will allow Badmos to buy musical instruments for Okoi Seka. In 1977, Athanase records the album presented today backed by the "Les Grands Colombias du Peuple" band and the brass of the "Black Santiago" led by Ignace de Souza. This LP is excellent, especially the afrobeat tune "Melokon Mebun Ou". Okoi Seka Athanase belongs to the Atché ethnic group from southwestern part of Côte D'Ivoire, he is the father of the famous singer Monique Seka.



Okoi Seka Athanase est le premier artiste produit par Raimi Gbadamassi et le label Badmos. Le premier 33 tours sort en 1974 et sera un énorme succès avec le fameux titre "900 kilos d'amour pour Elisabeth". L'argent gagné permettra à Badmos d'acheter des instruments de musique à Okoi Seka. En 1977, Athanase enregistre l'album que je vous présente, accompagné par l'orchestre "Les Grands Colombias du Peuple", les cuivres du "Black Santiago" et la remarquable trompette d'Ignace de Souza. Cet album est excellent en particulier le morceau afrobeat "Melokon Mebun Ou". Okoi Seko Athanase appartient au groupe ethnique Atché du sud-ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire, il est le père de la fameuse chanteuse Monique Seka.

5 comments:

ken_yatta said...

Thanks Oro. I have another LP by Seka, from which John B. posted a track from here:
http://likembe.blogspot.com/search/label/Okoi%20Seka%20Athanase

Didn't know that he was the Afro zouk queen's father.

. said...

Hello, Your blog is fantastic beautiful music!
Can you please reupload "Kouyaté Sory Kandia (Guinea, 1971)" post from 2009. I would appreciate it very much.
Thnks for all the great work and affort you do.

José, Chile

trumpetaaa said...

nice nice LP many thanks for sharing

m c narwal said...

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p-e-s said...

What an amazing album. Any more information on either Okoi Seka Athanase or the backing group Les Grands Colombias du Peuple?