G.I. Roadshow

Located at Adella Street off Kensal Road

traditional ethnic vibes
at Nigerian Corner

Good Intentions (G.I.) Roadshow was established in 1987. Growing up in and around Stockwell and Wandsworth in South London, sound owner operator Andrew Okocha (aka Megas) was heavily influenced by the abundance of pioneering sound systems in the area. He gained his interest, technical info and influences from sound systems that came to play at his youth club (in the late 1970s) and soon became a young sound-crew member of Tiffanys Sound.

What is striking and truly unique about this sound system is that Andrew's parental heritage and Background is Nigeria. However, don't be fooled or misled by this, for the heart, knowledge and passion of G.I. Roadshow is firmly seated in the foundation music of Jamaica. The G.I. sound comes complete with dub-plates and a history of excellence at sound clashes alongside the trophies to prove it. One would never have guessed that they even have their own record label producing tracks from mighty artistes such as Luciano.

Over the years, G.I. could be found in several of South London's hottest nightspots.
They have hosted radio shows on London's community stations. They've also participated at shows throughout England and Wales supporting headline acts such as Merciless, Alton Ellis, Bunny Wailer and Mark Morrison to name but a few. 

The sound system started Canival in 2005 after spending 10 years on the waiting list. In 2007, G.I. Roadshow was approached by the Nigerian state authorities to collaborate in what has become one of the most popular afro-beat spots at the Carnival. The location is now branded as the official 'Nigerian Corner'.

As Andrew puts it:
"...so many people... all the big artistes from Nigeria... big djs from Nigeria and it works vey well...  We also showcase fresh UK talent at Carnival".
"I just tell them- This is not just Nigerian Corner, it is the G.I Roadshow.'

G.I. Roadshow truly is a well presented and eloquent outfit.

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