NAJITE OLOKUN PROPHECY
"Africa Before Invasion"
The Godson of FELA KUTI
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Guitar, Horns, Percussions, Vocals and Keybord AFRO BEAT
Son of an Urhobo tribal chieftan, NAJITE Agindotan is an amazing drummer who, from a very young age, traveled with the Urhobo cultural music troupe under his father's direction. They traveled throughout West Africa and performed at national festivals in Nigeria, their native country. Fervent participant, NAJITE took part in all kinds of cultural activities such as theater performances, traditional dancing and drumming.
In his early teens, NAJITE was introduced to the internationally Nigerian superstar FELA KUTI and his new music called AFROBEAT, a very potent combination of popular Nigerian dance styles layered with funk guitars and an Africanized reinterpretation of the arrangements pioneered by James Brown. Later, NAIITE became a student of FELA KUTI, and upon the death of his father, he was taken by FELA as his Godson in a traditional ritual ceremony at the African Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria.
Not only has NAJITE been born and bred into his Nigerian and Western African cultural traditions, and subsequently been taken by FELA's massive Nigerian influence but he was also introduced to the wonders of African Diaspora culture, after relocating to Los Angeles, California. His talent still more grew working with jazz luminaries such as Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Orchestra, Billy Higgins and many others. Also during this period, NAJITE was privileged to contribute to the work of African artists such as Hugh Masekela, Remi Kebaka, and FELA KUTI. Other of his accomplishments in Los Angeles includes receiving prestigious awards and grants from the NAACP, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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"Africa Before Invasion".
A success combining the funky style of the founder of Afro beat, FELA KUTI and jazz.
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