We have gotten into December time and season when we only hear Carol’s and Christmas songs and there’s only one group we know and mostly play around here.. they are called Boney M.
It’s always pleasing to see how the streets of lagos and most places in some countries actually vibe to Boney M because of the melody in their voices. For many years even the recent generation still appreciate them.
Surprisingly, this year has been a bit different. The streets of Lagos isn’t playing their Carol’s like they use too probably no one Is feeling the season yet or the sound is too old or maybe I’m jumping into conclusions.
Few years ago while I was growing everyone loved Boney m and the christmas season for me even started before December People were really into Carol’s then. I did use to think Boney m was a new group and with the way people played their songs probably they came out in my time But I made my research and found out that this group started and ended before most of us were born…. Wow.
Honestly speaking I haven’t felt this Christmas season and I feel we not playing carols has got something to do with this especially Boney m. Please let’s start playing their Carol’s.
We all know Boney M has the sweetest songs for Christmas Carol’s but what we dont know is how old they are?.
KNOW MORE ABOUT BONEY M
The vocal Boney M was an Euro-Caribbean group created by a german producer Frank farian was founded in germany during 1974 and originally consisted of four members but as they continued another four was added.
The news about the band splitting up broke millions of fans heart around the world way in the early 1980s, after years storming the top of the charts at the height of the disco era.
Original members of the band refused to disclose the reason for the band separation not until williams, 67, interview with starts at 60; she revealed that the group never recovered after the departure of Bobby Farrell in 1981, with rows and tension eventually fracturing their close bond.
Asked if the group broke down due to fall-outs between the musicians, Maizie said: “Yes most of that is quite true, there were a lot of disputes going on and different opinions. Everyone kind of had their own issue, whatever it was.
She added: “We tried to continue with another guy but that didn’t work out too well because Bobby had to end up coming back! Bobby was the man. It was just internal little squabbles, along with problems with our producer, and that brought everything to a closure really.”
Both Mitchell and now Williams went on to start their own new line-ups of the band, using the original name of ‘Boney M’, but while the female music stars drifted apart – Williams said she remained close to Farrell right up to his tragic death in 2010 from heart failure.