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Christy Essien - One Understanding

Christy Essien - One Understanding


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An essential album from the amazing Christy Essien - worth the price of admission alone for the monster afro hit ''You Can't Change A Man''.

During her heyday she was the grand dame of Nigerian pop music, and nicknamed the ‘First Lady of Song’. 
She began her musical career in Secondary School singing at various clubs. In 1976 she joined the satirical NTA series Masquerade. Her short role in that popular sitcom put her to the limelight and in 1977 she launched a professional music career, aged 17. Many of her albums became hit records, but none came close to the success of her 1981 hit album ‘Ever Liked My Person’ produced by Lemmy Jackson. 

Always at the forefront of issues affecting women and children, she played remarkable roles in some of the early Nollywood flicks such as Flesh and Blood and Scars of Womanhood, both of which addressed issues of child abuse and female circumcision. 
With a desire to make life better for Nigerian artists, she is credited as having initiated the first meeting that brought about the formation of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN in 1981. A year later, PMAN was founded and King Sunny Ade became the president with the late Sonny Okosuns as his vice, while she was the National Treasurer. Between 1996 and 1999, she became the first female PMAN president.

A1. What Is Love About
A2.Take Life Easy
A3. Respect Your Man
A4. Mind Your Biz
B1. You Can't Change A Man
B2. I'll Be Your Man
B3. Understanding
B4. Goodbye 

Format: 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Afrodisia
Catalog: DWAPS 2072
Released: May 2018
Genre: Afro / Nigerian