Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cliff David (1945-2009)

Since I've not been posting that much lately, I didn't get to mention the passing of Clifford David Nwaire--a.k.a. "Cliff David," leader of the Cloud 7 pop group--a few weeks ago.

Cloud 7, who released five albums between 1978 and 1987, were one of the most popular music acts in Nigeria, with their hit "Beautiful Woman" in particular resonating as an evergreen classic.

In recent years, David had settled in Aba and dedicated his life to evangelism, even releasing a gospel album called Thank You Jesus.

He will be buried tomorrow at Ikperejere, Ihitte-Uboma Local Government Area, Imo State. May his soul rest in peace, and may his music live on.

DOWNLOAD On Cloud 7: Tribute to Cliff David

(Cliff David photos courtesy of Emmanuel Ohayagha)


...and oh yeah...


I've also got a couple of records I'm selling up on eBay, so check 'em out and drop a bid if you're interested. There will be more to come in the next few weeks.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the memories; that was 20+ minutes of good times brought back to life. "Beautiful Woman" is indeed an evergreen classic. One wonders about the other members of Cloud 7...

Nimshi V.

Comb & Razor said...

Nimshi -

I believe that with Cliff's passing, all the members of Cloud 7 are now deceased.

Anonymous said...

Really, every member is dead? That is really sad. They don't even look old, are there other bands that have a similar situation to this?

Unknown said...

Well all original Cloud 7, cliff tried a new band "cliff David n d cloud 7, with an album "reconstruction" it didn't do well. Bad mix n mastering. I know, I was in that band,ask Ortiz williki,John Malife. Sound engr. Still got the album.

Comb & Razor said...

I've got that album too, Chuxy… I didn't know you were on it. I'll have to go pull that up!

Unknown said...

Cool!! Thought I was the only one who's got it.. Thanks for your response.