Nigerian 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. .

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

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