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Celebrating Fela 20 years after: Fela’s big band

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THE orchestra of “Abami Eda”, criticised by promoters for being too large was awesome. At every point in time during his performance, Fela usually had more than 40 people on stage doing different things. The spectacle was applauded by many, and the musician himself was obsessed with the size of his band.

Apart from musicians, singers and dancers, Fela had more than a hundred people in his group.

And usually, all of them are taken along during shows. Two luxury buses are usually on stand-by during these shows.

These are some of his band members:

  1. LEKAN ANIMASHAUN
  2. RILWAN FAGBEMI
  3. OYINADE ADENIRAN
  4. STEPHEN UKEM
  5. OLUBODUN AJA YI
  6. MUYIW A KUMUYI
  7. MOSUNMOLA KEHINDE
  8. DAVID OBA YEOO
  9. KUNLE FATUNASE
  10. ALEX OKP ARA
  11. A. B. ALADE
  12. TUGBO T AMUNO
  13.        ROTIMI ATARIOGUN
  14. ARTHUR GEORGE
  15. IBRAHIM IOODO
  16. FOSIBOR OKAFOR
  17. MICHAELOBEATIA
  18. DELE aLA YINKA
  19. WALE TORIOLA
  20. EMMANUEL OKOBE
  21. AJA YI ADEBIYI
  22. ALPHONSOSSAWALA
  23. TENI BROWN
  24. KOLAWOLE ONASANYA
  25. AJIMELE ISSESELE

 

SINGERS

  1.         FEYINTOLA ANIKULAPO-KUTI
  2.         IYASE
  3. IROHA
  4. FOLAKE
  5. ESHA
  6. CHINEDU

 

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