William Onyeabor

Nigerian electro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor has died.

After studying cinematography in Russia, he moved back home to Nigeria in the 70s and started his own music factory. All his records were recorded, produced, pressed, packaged and distributed by himself. Well known locally, his music only became better know globally in the last few years.

He gave up on music in the early 80s and refused interviews to most (except BBC 6 music a couple of years ago).