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Kollington Ayinla and His Fuji '78 Organisation - Blessing
Kollington Ayinla and His Fuji '78 Organisation - Blessing
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Kollington Ayinla and His Fuji '78 Organisation - Blessing

Kollington Ayinla’s celebrated 1978 album ‘Blessing’ is a rare lost classic of Nigerian Fuji music and features Ayinla’s sharp political lyrics together with his new band Fuji ’78. ‘Blessing’ blends the heavily percussive style of Fuji music with a stunning array of modern instruments, including synthesizers, Bata drums and guitars, to create one of the most forward-thinking and heavily danceable sounds ever to come out of Nigeria - a highly successful mixture of profound Fuji rhythms and Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat.

Kollington Ayinla ranks alongside his friend and competitor Ayinde Barrister as the two most important artists to dominate Fuji music from its inception in the 1970s through to the 1990s by which time it had grown to become one of the most popular dance genres in Nigeria. At the start of the 1980s Ayinla started his own record company, Kollington Records, to release his music and remains to this day an extremely prolific artist, having recorded over 50 albums, most of which have never been released outside of Nigeria. 

TRACKLISTING

1. E Ye Ika Se
2. Oromo Adie Fo
3. Ko S’Ohun Tan O Le Fi Gberaga
4. Adio Shile
5. Won Ti Gbe Oye Fun Mi
6. Pataki L’Omo
7. To Ba Jisoro Mi
8. Engineer Olatunji / Iya Suna
9. Odun Titun De
10. Ao Toro Emi Gesa Fun Enia
11. Ki Aiye Ma Gbagbe Mi

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  Kollington Ayinla and His Fuji '78 Organisation
Label:  Veki Records
Condition:  New 
Genre:  African, Latin & International
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  SJRLP447
Released:  14th February 2020

Regular price £22.00