Tony Allen
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1940-08-12
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Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, ...

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Biography

Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.

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What's Your Fashion
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Yann Jankielewicz, Indy Dibongue, Antoine Giraud, Vincent Taeger, Cesar Anot, Nicolas Giraud, Audrey Gbaguidi, Laurent Bardainne, Tony Allen, Tony Allen & Ludovic Bruni
Moving On
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Moving On Moving On Moving On Moving On
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Boat Journey (Songlines Awards)
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Boat Journey (Songlines Awards) Boat Journey (Songlines Awards) Boat Journey (Songlines Awards) Boat Journey (Songlines Awards)
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African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
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African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix) African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix) African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix) African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
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Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn)
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Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn) Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn) Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn) Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn)
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Alutere (Wura Samba) 
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Alutere (Wura Samba)  Alutere (Wura Samba)  Alutere (Wura Samba)  Alutere (Wura Samba) 
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Awa Na Re (Bonde Do Role Remix) (feat. Bonde do Rolê)
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Awa Na Re (Bonde Do Role Remix) (feat. Bonde do Rolê) Awa Na Re (Bonde Do Role Remix) (feat. Bonde do Rolê) Awa Na Re (Bonde Do Role Remix) (feat. Bonde do Rolê) Awa Na Re (Bonde Do Role Remix) (feat. Bonde do Rolê)
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What's Your Fashion Ft. Eska
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What's Your Fashion Ft. Eska What's Your Fashion Ft. Eska What's Your Fashion Ft. Eska What's Your Fashion Ft. Eska
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Nite Owl
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Biography

Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.

As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." He has also been described by Brian Eno as "perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived."

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