“Afrobeat will never die so long as Dele’s around” – Songlines
“Joyous and totally uplifting. The afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi!” – BBC 6Music
Born in Hackney, East London, but soon to return to his parents’ native Nigeria at the age of four, Dele Sosimi was schooled and raised in Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s shadow at the height of early 70s afrobeat. Having been chosen by Fela to join his band at somewhat of a tender age, he was still a young man when sharing Fela’s Glastonbury stage in 1984, and became Musical Director for both Fela’s Egypt 80 and Femi Kuti’s Positive Force.
After Fela’s passing in 1997, Dele with diligent patience, carved out his own Afrobeat crown. In London, where he now resides, his Afrobeat Vibration all-nighters are charged with his passion, labours and his unrelenting spirit, delivering Fela classics alongside his own compositions from his first two studio albums, Turbulent Times and Identity, his current album You No Fit Touch Am.
Web – delesosimi.org