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  1. At the beginning of the 1970’s the rise of Afro- Centric Consciousness started making bands fuse African elements into what had been throughout…

  2. There are at least two groups named Monomono:

    (1) Despite a reputation as one of Nigeria’s most successful and best Afro-Beat boom bands,…

  3. Hard funky soul with an Afrobeat backbone from Matata,who arrived on the London scene (via Kenya)in the mid 70s! Matata leaned mightily on the…

  4. Ofo The Black Company was formed in 1972 by Larry Ifediorama in Lagos, Nigeria.

    That same year, he took his band to London, England to record…

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  6. BLO was a three-man Nigerian group which derived its name from Berkeley, Laolu, and Odumosu, its three members. The group fused the Afrobeat…

  7. Marijata was a ghanaian band, with the three members:

    Kofi "Electric" Addison - Guitar
    Bob Fischian - Organ
    Nat Osmanu - Guitar

    Marijata was a…

  8. Ebo Taylor (Cape Coast, Ghana, January 7, 1936) is a highlife guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and producer.

    Ebo Taylor has been a vital…

  9. The Sweet Talks were more than just a band, they were an institution, a training-ground for Ghanaian highlifers. The name has been imitated, taken…

  10. There are at least four musicians called Peter King:

    1. A Nigerian Afro-beat tenor saxophonist.
    2. An English jazz alto saxophonist
    3. An…

  11. Retro afro-funksters from NYC. Part of the Desco Records crew. Originally a hoax claiming to be a genuine undiscovered afro-beat album, they…

  12. "The Hygrades were the creation of Enugu-based guitarist and producer Goddy Oku. They released a string of 45s for HMV/EMI in the early 70s…

  13. NOMO were conceived in 2003 when University of Michigan jazz studies graduate and multi-instrumentalist (tenor sax, keyboards, electric mbiri)…

  14. Seun Kuti is the youngest son of the famous Nigerian afro-beat musician Fela Kuti. Seun started learning to play saxophone when he was eight,…

  15. The Funkees were a rock band from the east of Nigeria. All members were veterans of the Biafran War.
    They recorded a number of singles in the…

  16. Formed in 1971 (and still going strong) Oneness of JuJu was the brainchild of saxophonist J. Plunky Branch. Like many others on the legendary…

  17. The Ofege Phenomenon
    The 1970s school boy musical band from St. Gregory's College, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos. Nigeria's most outstanding school boy…

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  19. From the Republic of Benin, West Africa, T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo is one of Africa’s least-known big-bands outside of their home country. Here,…

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