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Composer, Leader, Keyboards, Vocals
Sounds Like: Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Tony Allen, James Brown, Lenny Kravitz
Bio: Dele Sosimi, the UK's multiple award-winning Afrobeat Ambassador has been consistently flying the Afrobeat flag in the UK since 1995, leading to roles as Musical Director and Afrobeat Music Consultant for the US award winning acclaimed musical FELA! at the National Theatre, South Bank in London (...See Full Bio
“Wah Wah 45s are proud to announce signing Dele Sosimi ~ There’s been some big news coming out from Wah Wah 45s HQ of late. As the label celebrates its 15th birthday, an opportunity is presented to reflect, take stock and look ahead to the future. Signing Afrobeat King Dele Sosimi is a statement of intent for what’s to come. Dele’s excited by the future and lives his art form in constant evolution. His writing process and inspiration has developed as he has gained life experience. “If a melody starts rolling I’ll loop it for a few days then leave it alone. Not in a hurry, let it marinade then switch it on later. If I like it I’ll take it to the band, then the live experience can go take it in any direction – I learnt that from Fela… Playing at the Shrine (Fela’s legendary club spot in Lagos, Nigeria) was heaven and can’t be replicated.” Dele’s enthusiasm is complemented by a supporting orchestra that believe in the project and allow him the freedom to create.”