Open today: 08:00 - 18:00

By continuing your navigation on this website, you accept the use of cookies for statistical purposes.

Muyiwa Kunnuji Osemako
A.P.P. (Accumulation of Profit & Power)

A.P.P. (Accumulation of Profit & Power)
A.P.P. (Accumulation of Profit & Power)A.P.P. (Accumulation of Profit & Power)A.P.P. (Accumulation of Profit & Power)A.P.P. (Accumulation of Profit & Power)




1x Vinyl LP Album Stereo



Release date

Dec 9, 2022



APP. Accumulation of Profit & Power. The very essence of capitalism that sells, destroys and enslaves everything in its path, leaving behind only ruins exploited to the last grain of sand that can be converted into a bank note.
Denounced and fought for decades by Fela and his warrior afrobeat, the evil has never ceased to spread. The last trumpeter of the warrior of Lagos, Muyiwa Kunnuji perpetuates the struggle, surrounded by a faction of rebels. Meditative and motivating solo, polyrhythmic attacks, synthesizers, call & response with the choirs, the influence of highlife coming from neighboring Ghana thwarts the attention of the guards to penetrate the fortress of the dominant.
And, once the enclosure is crossed, the afrobeat roars and the fight begins.

Continuing his journey, the last trumpet player of Fela Kuti releases his second album: APP (Accumulation of Profit & Power).

Muyiwa Kunnuji and his band Osemako, which has been extensively recasted since Mo Juba O - had already laid the foundations of his afroclassicbeat - have had quite an evolution, and are eager to share a recipe that has been patiently elaborated and stewed, both on stage and in the studio.

A complex mix of deep musical and cultural heritages as well as a claimed and combative Pan-African culture, APP sets the bar still one step higher in the message, but also and especially in terms of composition and polyrhythms. Inspired by Western African highlife as well as the purest afrobeat of the Afrika 70 era, and even incorporating elements of South African marabi or Central African soukous, the whole does not sound less perfectly personal, tailored, with a natural and disconcerting ease.

But this easiness is only an apparent as Muyiwa devoted himself body and soul to the composition and harmony during the gestation of these tunes so widely inspired and yet intensely personal.

APP will thus delight fans of African music in the broad sense as well as connoisseurs, and just as much fans of funk grooves or jazzy solos; it is a deeply plural album. Multi-influenced, multicultural, multilingual, a slice of life as much as an initiatory journey, on which hovers the spectre of Covid, which has also largely inspired this second ‘effort’. Standing against absurd sanitary rules or the accumulation of profits by the powerful of this world and other pseudo-philanthropists, APP, again, reminds us of the great Fela, as much by the use of an acronym to entitle the album as by the themes addressed or the mixing of genres. A warrior album, filled and full of revendications, but also of calls for open-mindedness. An intensely human, sincere, combative album, and however radically enthusiastic and optimistic.

Media: Mi
Sleeve: M


*Taxes included, shipping price excluded


Bro Hugh






Meeting Point



Recipe Of Death



G.O.A. (Giant Of Africa)



Sanitize Your Heart


Other items you may like:

The Uptown Funk Empire’s album The Empire Strikes Back was released in the year 2009 and it has quickly become a sure value of the modern Soul-Funk scene. This album composed and producedby Bruno Hovart aka Patchworks still sounds really funky 10 years after its initial release. The success of its 2019’s reissue confirmed that it got a timeless flavor. The full-length version of this album contained 16 tracks in the CD & Digital format but for technicalreasons only 10 tracks were included in the vinyl edition. And due to public demand, we are now happy to release the missing tracks in vinyl with an exclusive track, the rightly titled « Party ». The EmpireStrikes Back Again, so let’s have an other funky good time with Uptown Funk Empire… Tracks as « Boogie », « You’ve got to have Freedom » or « N.O.W. » have now become anthems. They have brought back the Funk to the dancefloors from around the world and this with the help of Dj’s such as Kerri Chandler, Moodyman, Joey Negro, Ashley Beedle, Tony Humphries, Mr V, Dj Simbad, Femi Fem, Dj Cam, Dj Bobbito, Jazztronik, Recloose, Rich Medina, Rainer Truby, Kid Loco, Yam Who, Mad Mats, Dj Kawasaki, Dj Junior…just to name a few. But this album is not only dance-floor oriented, one important part of its charms is due to a bunch of good ballads and tasty down tempo tracks as: « I’m A Manchild », « I Guess That You Don't Mind »,« Celestial Blues », « Please Mister Postman » playlisted by radios as Jazz Fm, BBC6, Radio Nova, KCRW, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Couleur 3, WBAI, FM4, KX Radio, Superbly FM…and enjoyed by alot of Soul Boys & Girls in their bedrooms. And last but no least, the Uptown Funk Empire’s track « I’m A Manchild » was included in thesoundtrack of the film « Focus » with Will Smith…and it was greatly cool for a funky cat to have shared a movie with the Prince of Bel Air !This album is a pleasant proof that funk & soul Music can always sounds good & alive in our time, once again thanks to Patchworks and its Uptown Funk Empire alias.
For years Porto has been considered a secret gem in Europe's cultural "underground".Hidden behind the cold granite stones that make our city a throbbing local scene erupts within jazz and all its many deviations. More than a showcase of this scene, Granito intends to be a roadmap for what Porto is set to bring to table in the near future.