Theadora Ifudu – First Time Out

* Female fronted funk and afro beat from Nigeria
* For fans of Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Shaka Khan
* Filled to the last groove with catchy tunes that feature awesome harmonies
* An original affair for fans of groovy Nigerian afro funk
* Excellent sound and performance by high class professional musicians
* First ever rerelease on vinyl
* Fully licensed
* Remastered audio
* LP housed in a superheavy 430g art carton cover
* Ultimate collectors item for fans of classic afro funk

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First Time Out is a cosmic soul transmission from Nigeria’s own Diana Ross, Theadora Ifudu. The arty co-host of hit TV program, ‘The Bar Beach Show’ hooked up with the guys from Monomono to created an album that is sultry, sexy and effortlessly cool. It’s a smoky, New York Soul Club on wax. A graduate of the New York film school, Ifudu considered herself an artiste, and the opening track, ‘Hello There!’ Is arresting in its cinematic scope and intriguing strangeness. After briefly channelling Miriam Makes in ‘Gbata Ngwa’, she moves into full diva mode. ‘(When Will It Be) Right Time’ features vocal runs that Mariah Carey would be proud of and ‘That Man’ has a smoky, jazz club vibe. It’s easy to imagine Theadora, under a single spotlight, dazzling in a sparkling figure-hugging crowd, holding a hard-to-please New York audience in her thrall. At times funky, laidback and smooth, the greatest compliment that can be paid to First Time Out is that it sounds international. The musicianship is first class, the vocals faultless and the mood super smooth. Theadora Ifudu, the self-proclaimed ‘moon watcher, ragdoll and artiste’, created an Afro soul masterpiece for the ages. – Peter Moore TRACKLIST: 1. Hello There! / 2. (Gbata Ngwa) Egwu Abia / 3. Four In A Tangle / 4. (When Will It Be) Right Time / 5. That Man / 6. The Way We Are (Reprise) / 7. (Hello There) (Reprise)