Tony Allen (musician)

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Tony Oladipo Allen (July 20, 1940 – April 30, 2020) was a Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter. He lived and worked in Paris. Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, and was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. He was born in Lagos.

Allen died on April 30, 2020 in Paris from an aortic aneurysm, aged 79.[1]

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  1. "Fela's Ex-drummer, Tony Allen, Dies In France". Sahara Reporters. April 30, 2020.