The Wings of Aba

Summary

The Wings of Aba was one of the most prominent Afrofunk band’s in Nigeria. Based in the commercial city of Aba in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, The Wings came off from the echoes of the Nigerian civil war to ease the pains of the losses and tragedy that came from the bloody events, entertaining both soldiers and civilians in the south-east and other parts of the country. The band however suffered its own share of tragedy with the death of their frontman Johnathan ‘Spud Nathan’ Udensi in a tragic accident along with another band member. The event led to a split of the band with one of the fragments called the Original Wings releasing a tribute album in memory of the late front in 1976 to a wide acceptance across Nigeria.

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