Ndi Igbo Jikotanu Aka
Award-winning, USA-based, Nigerian marketing strategist/promoter, Harrison “Harry Baba” Nwozo Jr., teams up with legendary USA-based Nigerian superstar DJ, KC Soundclash, to create an all Igbo mix-tape. This soon to be released compilation is called ” Ndi Igbo Jikotanu Aka” which means “Igbo people unite.” The mix-tape is a mixture of current popular hits from today’s hottest Igbo superstars like Flavor N’abania and P- Square, and other well-known highlife classics.
Harrison, who has had extensive involvement in the Nigerian music industry, particularly with promotion and planning of concerts and other major events in the United States, explained to Jaguda the source of his inspiration for the all Igbo mixtape. He said, ” There seems to be a vacuum in the mixtape industry with the number of Igbo artists that are out here and the number of songs that actually make it on to even the most diverse of mixtapes. Sometimes, there could be as few as two Igbo artists in a mixtape with as many as sixty songs.” There’s a demand for more Igbo hits on mix tapes and there are also more emerging Igbo artists looking to get heard. The “Ndi Igbo Jikotanu Aka” mixtape is a platform that serves both purposes.
Why I named the mixtape “Ndi Igbo Jikotanu Aka”? Well, it simply is a call for more unity among, not just Igbos, but Nigerians and Africans in general. It also underscores the fact that our roots are similar and that we are, in essence, family. We can all do more when it comes to working together, encouraging one another, lifting each other up and supporting one another in all things. I want to thank Superstar DJ KC for agreeing to do this in collaboration with Tribex Marketing Group. He complied the music, mixed, mastered the mixtape while Tribex Marketing Group provided concept, cover art and marketing.