About KOLA OGUNKOYA Gbedu Master


Kola is no doubt a world-class musician who has evolved new sounds and combined elements of pure artistry in his lyrics and arrangement. Kola Omo Baba Olopa combines eclectic blend of jazz, Afro beat, highlife, juju, funk and traditional Yoruba music, using horns, guitars and keyboards along with traditional Nigerian instruments in his AFROBEAT Music. Kolas unparalleled innovativeness in his music makes him one of the greatest musicians of this generation.
This CD is a complete Afro beat music plus smooth improvisation on Calypso beat, High-life , Afro smooth jazz and the new GBEDU AFROBEAT from Kola Gbedu Ogunkoya.

The multi-talented musician plays an array of instruments including saxophone " Soprano , Alto , tenor , Baritone " Trumpet , Fluger horn, and slide Trombone. While influenced by most of the artist he worked with in the past , artists such as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Orlando Julius, Dr Victor abimbola Olaiya , Dayo kujore , Jambos Express , Handsome Wale Abioudun , King Sunny Ade and many other Nigeria artist . Kola started playing music as a trumpeter in church, at age 18 he formed his own band , the Afro beat Ensemble in Lagos Nigeria West A F I R I K A . He started playing jazz for the love and power of the music. Kola has created is own brand of music called Afro Gbedu. Kola describes his music as a combination of Afro beat, Juju , fuji and jazz, Combined with the smooth fusions of saxophone, trumpet, flute, trombone, and African percussion. Kola and his 15 piece Afro jazz Ensemble, which includes female dancers, have performed all over the globe, He also have a six piece group for smaller Engagements. He has released 7 albums, Na jeje ooo, in USA & Nigeria , Kola Ogunkoya - Loud in washington DC, AFROBEAT MUSIC and PAN PAN PAN ROBO ROBO - as F.M. Foreign Mentality.



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