kaleta real name Leon Ligan-Majekodunmi> was born in Porto-Novo in the republic of Benin of Nigerian,Benin and Togolese ancestry….a stone thrown from Lagos where he actually grew up…..during his teenage years Kaleta was very active in <kareta>masquerade music when he was both dancer and drummer…he finally moved to Nigeria and played guitar with King Sunny Ade,Fela and Femi Kuti,Sir shina Peters to mention but a few…lately he was on world tour with Lauryn Hill…he co-founded Akoya Afrobeat a 13 piece Multi national band based in New york with members from Japan,Usa,Africa ect..where he is frontman ..the band released 2 cds <introducing Akoya Afrobeat and President Dey Pass>before founding his own band dubbed Zozo Afrobeat..Kaleta wrote and co-wrote all Akoya afrobeat songs and is prominent in politically provacative laced lyrics …his debut cd <Country of Guns was released as part of a 2cd set by Rough Guide…he also released an Afropop cd <KALETA JAA>in 2004…kaleta is currently<2009> in studio working on 2 cds to be released in 2010….he is also writing a book on Fela Kuti . for more infos pls visit zozoafrobeat.com
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