Professional Seagulls

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Formed in Nigeria, this group, led by Prince David Bull, made their name as the backing band to highlife artist Rex Lawson. When Lawson died in 1976, his Lagos-based sidemen continued in his absence,…
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Formed in Nigeria, this group, led by Prince David Bull, made their name as the backing band to highlife artist Rex Lawson. When Lawson died in 1976, his Lagos-based sidemen continued in his absence, renaming themselves the Professional Seagulls. They disappointed few familiar with Lawson’s sweet vocal stamp, remaining firmly in the highlife tradition despite its near disappearance following the increased popularity of fuji and juju music. They managed one hit in the early 80s, ‘Soko Soko’, and have remained active since.