Wally Badarou

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Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou in 2016
Wally Badarou in 2016
Background information
Birth nameWaliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou
Born (1955-03-22) 22 March 1955 (age 68)
Paris, France
GenresSynthpop, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, African music, neoclassical, minimalist
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter, musician, record producer
InstrumentsKeyboards, guitar
Years active1978–present
LabelsBarclay Records (1978–1982)
Island Records (1982–1995)
Blue Mountain Music (1995–2002)
Ishe Music (2002 – present)

Wally Badarou (born Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou, 22 March 1955, Paris, France) is a musician from Benin. Badarou played with the British band Level 42.[1]

Badarou helped organise the Kora All Africa Music Awards in 1997. He co-wrote and produced So Why, a charity album for the ICRC.

Discography[change | change source]

Solo[change | change source]

  • 1979: Back to Scales Tonight
  • 1984: Echoes
  • 1985: Chief Inspector (EP)
  • 1989: Words of a Mountain
  • 1997: So Why
  • 2001: Colors of Silence : Musical poetry for Yoga
  • 2009: The Unnamed Trilogy

Movie scores[change | change source]

Producer (and co-producer)[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Morgan Roussel. "Wally Badarou, the Prophet Speaks". Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.