Oghene Kologbo

Oghene Kologbo

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Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm guitar too. Kologbo was Fela’s personal assistant and "tape recorder". That is, it was his job to remember the melodies Fela would sing to him late at night, then teach them to the band at rehearsal the next day. In 1978, after a show at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Kologbo left the band (along with Tony Allen and a few others) and stayed in Berlin.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Kologbo worked with the legendary but short-lived Roots Anabo. He also toured and recorded with King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen, and Brenda Fosse, among others. In 2005, Kologbo began working with the Afrobeat Academy, Berlin’s heaviest afrobeat ensemble.
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Oghene Kologbo Discography

Albums

Oghene Kologbo And Afrobeat Academy Oghene Kologbo And Afrobeat Academy - Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti Lions Ark Records Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 002 Oghene Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy Oghene Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy - Afro Confusion / We Dey Suffa(7") Rabbi Records RR 002 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PARISDJS089-D Kologbo* Don't Mind Them(File, WAV, Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS089-D France 2016

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