Africa 70

Also known as Africa "70", The, Africa '70, Africa '70, The, Africa '80, The, Africa - 70, The, Africa 70 Band, Africa 70 Organization, Africa 70, The, Africa 80, Africa'70, The, Afrika '70, Afrika '70, The, Afrika 70, Afrika 70, The, Afrika Seventi, The
Members of Africa 70: Addo Nettey, Akwesi Korranting, Alake Anikulapo Kuti, Ayoola Abayomi, Babajide Olaleye, Bernadette Oghomienor, Bose Oshun, Christopher Uwaifor, Clifford Itoje, Daniel Koranteg, Eddie Faychum, Emaruagheru Anikulapo Kuti, Emmanuel A. Odenusi, Fehintola Anikulapo Kuti, Fela Kuti, Felicia Idonije, Folake Anikulapo Kuti, Folake Oladeinde, Folake Oladejo, Franco Aboddy, Friday Jumbo, George Bruce, Henry Koffi, Igo Chico, Ihase Anikulapo Kuti, Isaac Olaleye, James Abayomi, Kevwe Anikulapo Kuti, Lekan Animashaun, Leke Benson, Maurice Ekpo, Nicholas Addo, Nweke Atifoh, Nwokoma Ukem, Oghene Kologbo, Okalue Ojeah, Oladeinde Koffi, Omolola Osaeti, Peter Animashaun, Regina Osuhor, Ronke Anikulapo Kuti, Ronke Edason, Ronke Eweka, Segun Edo, Shade Anikulapo Kuti, Shade Komolafe, Shade Shehindemi, Shina Abiodun, Suru Eriomla, Tejumade Adebiyi, Tejumade Anikulapo Kuti, Tokunbo Anikulapo Kuti, Tokunboh Oghomienor, Tony Abayomi, Tony Allen, Tony Njoku, Tunde Brown, Tunde Williams, Tutu Shoronmu, Ukem Stephen

Discography of Africa 70:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Expensive Shit / He Miss Road 7 Audio 2000 MCA Records
2 Opposite People / Sorrow Tears And Blood 6 Audio 2000 MCA Records
3 Zombie 3 Audio 1985 Celluloid
4 Jealousy 2 Audio 2000 Strut
5 Afrospot 2000 2 Audio 2000 P-Vine Records
6 Expensive Shit 2 Audio 1997 Kalakuta
7 Progress 2 Audio 2000 Strut
8 I Go Shout Plenty!!! 2 Audio 1986 Afrodisia
9 Confusion 2 Audio 1974 EMI
10 Fear Not For Man 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
11 Zombie 2 Audio 2001 Barclay
12 No Agreement 2 Audio 1985 Celluloid
13 Confusion / Gentleman 6 Audio 2000 MCA Records
14 Afrodisiac 4 Audio 1973
15 Zombie 2 Audio 1977 Creole Records
16 Shuffering And Shmiling 2 Audio 1985 Celluloid
17 Open & Close 4 Audio 1997 Barclay
18 Yellow Fever 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
19 Shuffering And Shmiling 2 Audio 2001 Barclay
20 Shakara 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
21 Expensive Shit 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
22 Na Poi 3 Audio 1997 Barclay
23 Upside Down 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
24 Authority Stealing 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
25 Gentleman 3 Audio 1997 Barclay
26 Monkey Banana 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
27 International Thief Thief (I.T.T.) 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
28 Sorrow Tears And Blood 2 Audio 1997 Barclay
29 Up Side Down 2 Audio 1986
30 Up Side Down 2 Audio 1976 London Records
31 Roforofo Fight / Go Slow 2 Audio 1975 Editions Makossa
32 Expensive Shit / Water No Get Enemy 2 Audio 1975 Editions Makossa
33 Lady (Part One & Two) 2 Audio 1972 Pathé
34 Egbe Mi O / Chop And Quench 2 Audio 1971 Parlophone
35 Opposite People / Sorrow Tears And Blood 6 Audio 1999 Barclay
36 Zombie 3 Audio 1977 Mercury
37 Confusion / Gentleman 6 Audio 1999 Barclay
38 Shakara 2 Audio 1974 Editions Makossa
39 Expensive Shit 2 Audio Not On Label (Fela Kuti)
40 Zombie 3 Audio 1977 Mercury
41 Up Side Down 2 Audio 1976 Decca
42 Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 8 Audio 1983 EMI
43 No Accommodation For Lagos / No Discrimination 8 Audio 2000 Strut
44 Mr. Big Mouth 2 Audio 2004 Honest Jon's Records
45 Zombie 4 Audio 2001
46 Live! 4 Audio 1971
47 Zombie 4 Audio 1997 Movieplay Gold
48 Live! 4 Audio 1987 Celluloid
49 Shuffering And Shmiling / No Agreement 3 Audio 2005-09-20 Wrasse Records
50 Zombie 3 Audio 1985


Afrika 70 primarily existed the musical backing for the 1970's and 80's Nigerian singer, Fela Kuti. Fela first formed the group in 1963, at which time the group was called Koola Lobitos. The large jazz, funk, and afrobeat collective underwent many changes in the following decades, but the style remained the same thanks to Fela's vision and other key members such as drummer, Tony Allen.

In 1969, after visiting America, Fela returned to Nigeria, opened a club (Afro Spot) in Lagos, and changed the group's name to Nigeria 70. A few years later the name was changed to Afrika 70, which was probably the most famous incarnation as they recorded 17 albums between 1975-77 alone. In 1981, Fela changed the name for the last time to Egypt 80.


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