Fela’s Ex-drummer, Toney Allen, Passed Away In France
Former Drummer, composer and sung writer of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Tony Allen, has passed away.
Tony Oladipo Allen was a Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter who lived and worked in Paris, France. Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti’s band Africa ’70
Fela once stated that “without Tony Allen, there will no be Afrobeat.” Allen has also been describe by Brain Eno as “perhaps the greatest Drummer who ever lived”.