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Tony Allen

dr, *1940 NG, Lagos
Musician / Composer / Songwriter of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Tony Oladipo Allen Ladi Alabi

Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is aNigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
How Far? (feat. Tony Allen and Skepta) on Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez by Gorillaz
Go Back on Nova Tunes 3.1 by Various Artists
Get My Bearings on The Solution Is Restless by Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen & Dave Okumu
Every Season on HomeCooking by Tony Allen
Day Like This Rework on Day Like This Rework by Various Artists
Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be the Same) on Rejoice by Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela
Politely on A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Tony Allen
The Barbarian on The Solution Is Restless by Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen & Dave Okumu
Go Back on Film Of Life by Tony Allen
We've Landed - Cool Cats Mix on Rejoice by Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.1Tony Allen / Ricardo Villalobos2018Album
Black Voices RemixesTony Allen2018Album
OTO Live SeriesJimi Tenor & Tony Allen2018Album
Tomorrow Comes The HarvestTony Allen, Jeff Mills2018Album
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.2Tony Allen2018Album
A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersTony Allen2017Album
Afrodiscobeat ReeditsTony Allen & Africa 702017Album
The SourceTony Allen2017Album
Jealousy Disco Afro RemixesTony Allen & Africa 702017Album
What Goes UpChicago Afrobeat Project, Tony Allen2017Album
Regenmacher (Afrobeat Session)Megaloh Feat. Tony Allen2016Album
2nd ChanceCerrone Feat. Tony Allen2016Album
Disco Afro Reedit SeriesTony Allen & Africa 702016Album
Film Of Life RemixesTony Allen2015Single
Viva La TarantaOrchestra La Notte Della Taranta Maestro Concertatore Phil Manzanera Ospiti Luciano Ligabue • Paul Simonon • Tony Allen • Andrea Echeverri • Anna Phoebe • Raúl Rodríguez2015Album
All For YouNicole Willis & Jimi Tenor Feat Tony Allen2015Single
Film Of LifeTony Allen2014Album
Go BackTony Allen Featuring Damon Albarn2014Single
AlakorôMetá Metá & Tony Allen2014Single
Day Like This / Feel LovedTheo Parrish / Tony Allen2013Album
Meus Filhos Afrobeat ReworkTony Allen & Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra Featuring B Negão2013Album
Black Voices RevisitedTony Allen2010Album
Afrobeat Since 1969Rich Medina / Tony Allen2010Album
Inspiration InformationJimi Tenor / Tony Allen2009Album
Secret AgentTony Allen2009Album
Original Theme From The Film BlackMC Jean Gab'1, Tony Allen2009Single
KilodeTony Allen2007Album
Losun / One Tree / OleTony Allen2007Album
Holy WarriorsRuth Tafebe And The Afrorockerz, Tony Allen2007Album
OleTony Allen2007Album
Afro Disco BeatTony Allen Plays With Africa 70 And Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers2007Compil.
One TreeTony Allen2006Album
Ise Nla (A Rework By Wareika Hill Sounds)Tony Allen2006Album
Awa Na Re RemixTony Allen vs. Elewedu Of Agege2006Album
Wouldn't That Be Fun (Remixes)Sofi Hellborg Featuring Tony Allen2006Album
Lagos No ShakingTony Allen2006Album
MoyegeTony Allen2006Album
One More TimeNew Cool Collective Featuring Tony Allen2006Album
AntiguaTom & Joyce Featuring Tony Allen2005Album
LiveTony Allen2004Album
CallingTony Allen2002Single
HomeCookingTony Allen2002Album
Every SeasonTony Allen Feat. Damon Albarn & Ty2002Single
Eager Hands And Restless Feet - The Best Of Tony AllenTony Allen2002Compil.
Afrospot 2000Tony Allen & Africa 702000Album
Other VoicesTony Allen1999Album
Ariya (Remixes)Tony Allen1999Album
No Accommodation For Lagos / No DiscriminationTony Allen Plays With Africa 70 / Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers1999Compil.
Black VoicesTony Allen1999Single
Jealousy / ProgressTony Allen Hits With Africa 701999Compil.
Black VoicesTony Allen1999Album
AriyaTony Allen1999Album
Afrobeat ExpressTony Allen1989Album
Think About ItTony Allen1989Single
Too Many PrisonersTony Allen1987Single
No Accomodation For LagosTony Allen Plays With Africa 701979Album
ProgressTony Allen Plays With Africa 701977Album
JealousyTony Allen Hits With Africa 701975Album
Homecooking - Afrobeat Radio Mix By Comet LabTony AllenCompil.
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