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Elevate Your Mind: Seun Anikulapo Kuti's Favourite Albums
Richie Troughton , May 30th, 2018 08:47

Following the release of Black Times, his fourth album with Egypt '80, Seun Anikulapo Kuti guides Richie Troughton through a selection of 13 revolutionary, spiritual and mystical albums that have inspired him.

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King Sunny Adé & His African Beats – Synchro System

So, this was another album that I put here, because my father hated the album so much. He had some personal issues with King Sunny Adé at that time, I think. Just a little trivia, Martin Meissonnier was my father's first manager, Sunny Adé's first international manager, and my international manger. And he produced this record and my first record [Many Things]. And he was the first artist from Nigeria to receive a Grammy nomination that year [for the album, in 1983]. This was Sunny Adé's first international release. This album is very well known among all African music enthusiasts. Michael Babalola on maracas was awesome. 'Nuff said!


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