African Music Encyclopedia


Ayinla Kollington


Ayinla Kollington, born in 1953 in Ibadan, Nigeria, ranks second to Barrister in fuji popularity. In the late 1970s Kollington refined his sound by adding bata drums, changed the band's name to Fuji 78, and with his politically sharper lyrics he soon was challenging Barrister as top fujidog in Lagos. Since then fuji has become so popular in Nigeria that there is no longer a rivalry between the two.

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