Fela’s Ex- drummer, Tony Allen dies at 79

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Tony Allen who was a drummer for the Fela Kuti band, Africa 70 is dead.

He died on the 30th of April as the cause of his death has not been revealed.

Born in Lagos in 1940, Tony Allen was a drummer, composer and also a songwriter for Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Allen’s 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

May his soul rest in peace

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