Hailed by none other than Seun Kuti as “one of the best things to come out of Lagos”, Nigerian trumpeter, composer and bandleader Etuk Ubong
Weaving together a unique combination of not only afrobeat, highlife and jazz, but also the ritualistic drumming of Ekombi, the result is urgent and highly energetic, yet spiritual; his compositions reflecting his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love for humanity. Ubong’s music is so vibrant and propulsive that one can easily make comparisons with leading lights of the UK scene, such as the Shabaka Hutchings-led Sons of Kemet, but at the same time it is distinctly Nigerian.
Etuk recalls that, “I played as a sideman for many years. Now I feel ready to lead my own band. I want to play my own compositions because it is my passion, and I feel it is my duty, to share my message of peace and goodwill through my music.” Etuk Ubong is also the owner of the fast growing heart of Lagos night club know as the the TRUTH, currently the most prolific since the Fela Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos.