Emeka Ogboh
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On 6°30’33.372″N 3°22’0.66″E, Emeka Ogboh’s second album, the Nigerian sound artist zooms in on Lagos’ bustling Ojuelegba bus station and its surroundings, having previously focused on the city’s wider soundscape on his also outstanding 2021 debut Beyond The Yellow Haze. Billed as an ode to the bus station and the chaotic transport system that exists around Lagos’ iconic yellow Danfo buses, this latest album is built around field recordings captured by Ogboh a number of years ago at Ojuelegba. Those recordings include words from the conductors and drivers of the buses, reeling off descriptions of bus stops, information about the area’s history, intimate details about their day-to-day lives, and mentions of the nearby red light district of Ayilara, besides lots more, all in Nigerian Pidgin.