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Nepa (Never Expect Power Always)


Download links and information about Nepa (Never Expect Power Always) by Tony Allen. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Dancefloor, World Music, Pop, Dance Pop, Funk genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 32:45 minutes.

Artist: Tony Allen
Release date: 1985
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Dancefloor, World Music, Pop, Dance Pop, Funk
Tracks: 5
Duration: 32:45
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No. Title Length
1. Nepa 7:43
2. Nepa (Dance Dub) 7:41
3. When One Road Close 6:48
4. Road Close (Dance Dub) 6:44
5. Olokun 3:49



Never Expect Power Always (aka N.E.P.A.) is largely a biting criticism and mocking of the Nigerian Electrical Power Authority, rife with corruption and poor service. It starts out with the title track, with a definite Afro-beat punch and a tighter arrangement than would normally be expected from Fela. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming. This is followed by an even further modernized piece of Afro-beat, as the title track is given a dub mix. "When One Road Close" has a similar pace, and is similarly followed by a dub remix, complete with the necessary space-effects reverb. This is the peak of electronic Afro-beat, before it returned to some degree of its original James Brown-inspired roots. If you didn't pick the album up the first time around, this is a good time to get it.