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Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by autojosh: 6:49pm On Jul 04, 2019


The name Joe King Kologbo would hardly ring a bell in Nigeria today.

He was a highlife guitarist and composer that rocked the Nigerian music scene in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Though of Yoruba ancestry, he was born in Warri, in today's Delta State sometime in the 1930s.

He was based in Aba in what is today's Abia state. Then, Aba was a trendy centre of music and fashion, and it was home to several popular music bands back then.

At Aba, he built his music career playing with Eastern Star Dance Band at the Atlantic Hotel.

Since he was based in the East during his early days, he was not as well known nationally as some of the other highlife players of the time, like his friend Fela Kuti.

However, his music suffered a setback during the Civil War that broke out in 1967.

Joe King Kologbo was stranded in Ghana when the Biafran War broke out.

He would later return after the war to Nigeria, where he joined his friend, Fela Kuti.

He never played or collaborated with Fela on any song. Instead, he joined The Victor Olaiya Band.

Joe King Kologbo was known for some popular highlife songs. However, his most popular song was “Sugar Daddy”.  The song was an experimental highlife/disco outing.

For the album cover for Sugar Daddy, he had to “borrow” Fela’s Range Rover.

According to his son, the picture was taken in front of a studio somewhere.

“When my father saw the car he said, ‘Hey let’s take a picture with it.’  The picture was later used as the album cover for “Sugar Daddy”.

The Range Rover was one of about 50 cars owned by Fela then.



Source:

https://autojosh.com/this-musician-borrowed-fela-kutis-range-rover-for-his-album-cover-photo/

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Bhadmus77(m): 7:03pm On Jul 04, 2019
Booked... Front page material

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Nobody: 7:07pm On Jul 04, 2019
Chai see album cover .. shocked
E get as this life be.

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by taiyesoul(f): 7:24pm On Jul 04, 2019
Chai!. Vanity. See yesterday Range Rover, now a towing vehicle today.

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Mrop(m): 7:36pm On Jul 04, 2019
Nice
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by englishmart(m): 7:38pm On Jul 04, 2019
Sadly enough he probably died without 2k in his account

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by daddytime(m): 7:39pm On Jul 04, 2019
Vintage..

Indomie generation dey feel say na dem coin "sugar daddy" grin

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Kreamie(m): 8:07pm On Jul 04, 2019
If this kain Range Rover park for your front for airport, just know that you’re fvcked.

Them no dey hear abeg.

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by freemanbubble: 8:08pm On Jul 04, 2019
taiyesoul:
Chai!. Vanity. See yesterday Range River, now a towing vehicle today.

Always expect this "vanit bla bla bla" from low budget asss moda fuckkking broke asss niggarrr

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by ClearFlair: 8:09pm On Jul 04, 2019
Nawa o. PDP need to learn common sense from this

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by essencestore: 8:09pm On Jul 04, 2019
Mhen Fela was a troop cool

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Deathisfree: 8:10pm On Jul 04, 2019
Hmmm
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by fringz11(m): 8:10pm On Jul 04, 2019
I swear


taiyesoul:
Chai!. Vanity. See yesterday Range River, now a towing vehicle today.
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Digital101: 8:10pm On Jul 04, 2019
Things you value today are nothing tomorrow

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by DameB(f): 8:11pm On Jul 04, 2019
He was lucky he got stranded in Ghana, he might have been killed during the civil war

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by eherbal(m): 8:12pm On Jul 04, 2019
cry
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by majamajic(m): 8:12pm On Jul 04, 2019
good old days
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Deathisfree: 8:12pm On Jul 04, 2019
.

The Range Rover was on[s][/s]e of about 50 cars owned by Fela then.

50 vehicles and not cars. Naija Bloggers with bad English

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by SamuelAnyawu(m): 8:12pm On Jul 04, 2019
Kabaka smiley
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Nobody: 8:13pm On Jul 04, 2019
Lastma now use it to tow broken down cars lol

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by majamajic(m): 8:14pm On Jul 04, 2019
DameB:
He was lucky he got stranded in Ghana, he might have been killed during the civil war

just like everyone died abi ?

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by helinues: 8:15pm On Jul 04, 2019
Good history
Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Buharimustgo: 8:16pm On Jul 04, 2019
Till now Aba is popular on music

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by Born2Breed(f): 8:16pm On Jul 04, 2019
This na correct country man, a westerner, born in mid-west and based in the east.

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by nairalee(m): 8:17pm On Jul 04, 2019
Nothing lasts forever.

What's Trendy Today

Tomorrow Museum Material

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Re: Joe King Kologbo Borrowed Fela Kuti’s Range Rover For 'Sugar Daddy' Album Cover by TheExecutioner: 8:17pm On Jul 04, 2019
The kind of music I love.

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