OGHENE KOLOGBO & BAND

 

OGHENE KOLOGBO (NIGERIA)

Oghene Kologbo, born in Warri (Nigeria) in 1958, has been an integral member of the legendary Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 for the whole life of the band. This made his tight tenor guitar playing be a fundamental presence in all the masterpiece records that defined the sound of afrobeat and brought him to play with people of the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lester Bowie, Paul McCartney, to name a few.

 

After leaving Lagos for good with other members of Fela’s band, Kologbo lived Berlin from 1978 and since then toured with King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen and Brenda Fosse, among many others. He also founded a number of successful bands such as Roots Anabo and projects with Adé Bantu and Xavier Naidoo. He’s currently collaborating with Tony Allen and World Squad.