Trailer for FAAJI AGBA: A Documentary on The History of Music in Lagos


We all know the Wizkids and the Banky Ws, but do you really know the history of music in the Nigerian sense of the word?

Well, we know one music maestro, and when DJ Abass tells us about music, we sit up and pay attention.

FAAJI AGBA is an intimate portrait of the history, the culture and the music scene of Lagos, Nigeria from 1940 to the present day through the lives of a group of sixty-eight to eighty-five year old master musicians brought back from obscurity by Kunle Tejuoso, owner of Jazzhole Records.

The documentary follows their lives and for some, their death. Film-maker Remi Vaughan-Richards a ‘student’ of the era has been documenting Kunle and the Faaji Agba musicians since 2009 to keep their musical legacy alive and relevant.

This video clip also captures the ‘great band of masters’ live in concert in New York in 2011. They played the ‘Celebrate Brooklyn‘ Festival and a number of club gigs.

The band members that played are S.F Olowokere, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Alaba Pedro, Prince Eji Oyewole, Sina Ayinde Bakare, Niyi Ajileye, Samson Adegbite.

FAAJI AGBA documentary film is currently showing in cinemas in Lagos and should be showing in the UK soon. Watch this space!


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