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Afro Logic

 

For every movement, there must be a logic! Formed in 2002, Afrologic is essentially centred around the duo of composer and featured female vocalist Temi, alongside composer, producer, broadcaster, Gboyega Oyedele aka “ADG”, alongside a rotating cast of guest artistes.

While Temi is from a more formal background, having being a member of the University of Ibadan (U.I) choir under the tutelage of the famed Christopher Oyesiku, Gboyega is more of a self-groomed entity, progressing from dee-jaying/broadcasting as a pastime during his student years in the U.K (Loughborough), hooking up with the Lagos based Jazzhole label as in-house producer (1996-2003), with credits including “ EDE GIDI ”/ Various Artists (CD,1997), “ Ibadan ”/Adeniji (CD,1999), “ Returns” (2002), “ Live In Rabat “ [Mawazine Fest…2003]/ Fatai Rolling Dollar , plus stints on various local F.M stations including OGBC 2 FM, Abeokuta, EKO FM and METRO 97.6 FM, Lagos.

Afrologic are perhaps Nigeria’s foremost home based purveyors of ‘‘future music’’, not afraid to manipulate sounds and textures beyond what the average ‘’Naija’’ ear accepts. Thus, sampling, heavy local/global beat, loop and groove construction and de/re-construction feature heavily in their compositions, productions and remixes.

Cited as major influences, apart from obvious local ones for Temi are Ella, Sarah Vaughn, Susana Baca and Virginia Rodriguez, while for Gboyega, the likes of Roy Ayers, P-Funk, Brass Construction, Leroy Burgess, Cameo, Afrika Bambaata, Jazzy B, MAW, I.G. Culture and Joe Clausell hold sway.

Afrologic are a Blue Pie artist and available at all leading digital retailers on the planet. Search on “Afrologic”. For more information you can check out www.indigenousblue.com.

 

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