During the famous 1977 Festival of Arts and Culture, it was Benin's T.P. Orchestre Poly-rythmo that stole the show. I'll feature them in the future. Until then, here's a couple of tracks from Nigeria and Congo (via Nairobi again).
Victor Uwaifo's Erame just puts a smile on my face: the heavy brass playing around with the organ, the vibraphone dipping into the groove, sharp spare drums, and the bass of Victor's voice. He's now "Ambassador, Plenipotentiary Extraordinary of Culture and Tourism, Cross-Rivers State, Nigeria." Really, read all about it on his site where you can also order some of his newer albums.
Auguila Gaston Demaye composed Soul Soukous and that's about all I can write. This is probably a Congolese original (Pathe 45), reprinted in Nairobi. No other information. So just enjoy and dance the Soul Soukous.