King B-Fine and his Afrikaya band recently released ‘Zombie 2.0’, an Afrobeat composition that addresses police brutality in the US … More
The Afro-Funk star, born in London, raised between Lagos and the UK, now living in New York stayed longer than usual in Lagos this year due to COVID-19 and said, “it has turned out to be a blessing.”
Disk jockeys and bands from all around the world collaborate to appreciate the diligent workers of medical services, security forces, transport staff, social workers and others for the eFest.
The vibes from this song can be described as jazz with a funk twist garnished in Afrobeat, the outstanding horn sessions gives the song an exhilarating blast.
The band performs using a Sambabe – an 8-piece multi-tonal drum set. This square shaped traditional wooden percussion instrument is influenced mainly by the Yoruba culture. The piece is prominently supported by other traditional percussion instruments such as the akuba drums, bataa, sekere and agogo.
The ten songs on this playlist are selected from his extensive discography, some recorded in the studio and others live.
Fufu, his debut album with BANTU (a band that features his brother Ade Odukoya, popularly known as Ade BANTU) was released in 2000.
Orlando Julius is a legendary Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has graced the Nigerian music scene for six decades and is still going strong.
The photos, all taken by Bolaji Alonge over the years, show the star in his element as a father, friend, musician and a leader on stage, backstage, at home, at the Afrika Shrine and on tour.
One month after their power-packed call to action song, ‘Disrupt the Programme’, the single rings of the classic lyrics of emancipation that speaks truth to power and highlights the social ills in Nigeria.
Tony Oladipo Allen, foremost drummer and Afrobeat pioneer has died in Paris on Thursday 30 April. Eric Trosset, Tony Allen’s … More