Nigerian legend drummer, Tony Allen, who created Afrobeat with Fela, is dead


Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s former drummer, composer and songwriter, Tony Allen, has passed away.

Allen died in Paris, France, on Thursday, aged 80. He was born in Lagos and regarded as one of the founders of Afrobeat.

However, Fela once stated that, Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat. And Allen has also been described by Brian Eno as "perhaps the greatest drummer who ever lived"

May his perfect soul rest in peace πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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