Mozak | MaMa Africa

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bob Marley Fela Kuti Lucky Dube

Album Links
official website mozakmusic.com

More Artists From
United States - Georgia

Other Genres You Will Love
Reggae: Smooth Reggae World: African Moods: Type: Live Recordings
There are no items in your wishlist.

MaMa Africa

by Mozak

A distinct new international voice with a smooth blend of reggae, world music, afrobeat, jazz and hip hop. A must have.
Genre: Reggae: Smooth Reggae
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Mama Africa
Share this song!
X
4:57 $0.99
2. Tribute To Lucky Dube
Share this song!
X
1:04 $0.99
3. Fire In Darfur
Share this song!
X
6:08 $0.99
4. Time
Share this song!
X
5:35 $0.99
5. Rasta
Share this song!
X
3:48 $0.99
6. My Baby Come
Share this song!
X
5:26 $0.99
7. Mrs. Jones
Share this song!
X
6:17 $0.99
8. Big Boys
Share this song!
X
6:54 $0.99
9. Home My Home
Share this song!
X
4:42 $0.99
10. Whatever
Share this song!
X
4:10 $0.99
11. Wicked World
Share this song!
X
5:44 $0.99
12. Bonus
Share this song!
X
5:26 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mozak bore witness to poverty, ignorance, disease, corruption, blood diamonds and genocidal wars raging all over the continent. The immense suffering ignited the activist in his soul that transcends in his "voice."

Mozak (aka George Efojie) now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. But this artist's, journey began in Esan, Nigeria, where he was born to a family of musicians Mozak’s father George Efojie Sr. was a prominent local musician. His uncle, the late Sunny Okosun, was also a popular African musician who influenced Mozak's musical style. At a young age, Mozak discovered his "voice." As a teenager Mozak sensed he could change the world around him with his "voice." Fulfilling his musical quest meant leaving his humble village and navigating a metropolis - the city of Lagos, Nigeria.

Surviving on the streets of Lagos, alone with no family or friends, he saved some money to buy a guitar and taught himself how to play it. Eventually with a little help from new friends Mozak mastered the instrument furthering him on his musical quest.

Hanging out at Fela Kuti’s club (the “Shrine”) Mozak befriend guitar master Majek Fashek. Fela Kuti’s band needed a new guitar player - just the break he needed. With a small dream as his motivation - Mozak ultimately became a member of the legendary Fela Kuti and Egypt 80 band for four years.

In the 90’s, Fela Kuti and the Egypt 80 band embarked on a 40 city tour which took them to the US. Mozak saw opportunity in the USA, so he said good-bye to his band mates.

Mozak played with several bands traveling to New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta. In 2007, Mozak was signed to American music label Cabaña Entertainment. The president of Cabana Entertainment liked Mozak’s fusion sound and the opportunity to use his "voice" for change.

Mozak’s musical style can be defined as a fusion of Afrobeat, Reggae and Jazz. His influences obviously include his first mentors the late Fela Kuti and Jamaican Peter Tosh. Additionally, legendary artists Lucky Dube and Sunny Okosun.


Reviews


to write a review

Reggaekash

Mama Africa
Hey respect I love this album, bought a copy few days ago nice to hear majek fashek on big boys,sound like Lucke Dube/Peter Tosh on some of the tracks, nice work on "my baby come" :)..i understand this artist is fela kuti x guitar player waooo....big up big up Rata..Fire in Darfur fav.