Saturday, December 30, 2017

FADABASI #MusicLegends


His name is a household word in Nigeria, a star in his own right who has made an impact on the music scene with his musical works which have attained international acclaim for

quite a while.

Fadabasi Udo Effiong attended Bola Memorial Primary School and Victory High School all in Ikeja area of Lagos, Nigeria. He later got admitted to reading Communication Arts and Fine Arts ( Graphic Design) in the University of Uyo, Nigeria.

Fadabasi got introduced into backup singing by Sammy Nelson and he worked tirelessly as a backup singer for the likes of Danny Wilson and Femi Ojetunde who produced Dele Taiwo.

Fadabasi worked closely with Lemmy Ghariokwu, a notable Graphic Artist in Nigeria and did his industrial attachment there. Today Fadabasi is a qualified graphic designer. He did the graphic design on 'Lambano' by King George Emah. He was at 'Salt Records' as songwriter, backup singer and graphic artiste with the likes of Adu Deme and others.

After that Fadabasi went to work with an oil company in Victoria Island, Lagos (Saipem Constructing) as Secretary to its Human Resource, Legal and Public Affairs Manager at-the-time for a period of 5 years.


He recorded his debut music album 'Introduction to Afro Rock' produced by Victor Enang which was also known as 'Dr. Love'; the album hit the limelight with the song 'E no easy' which did trend all over Lagos along with its equally popular video.

After that Fadabasi signed a recording deal with the acclaimed British Music Producer, Carl Racha. This deal culminated in the dropping of a 7 tracker album titled 'Jowo' on Orangutan Record Label. This album contained 2 monumental hit songs namely 'Diamond in the sky' and 'Abasi mi Ayaiya'.

These 2 songs gave Fadabasi endorsements with 2 Banks namely Diamond Bank and First City Monument Bank (FCMB).

These two songs were adopted as advertisement songs for the two banks internationally and were being aired on CNN, SUPERSPORTS (MNET), and Virgin Atlantic Airlines in-flight entertainment.

 Incidentally yesterday 29th December was Fadabasi's birthday. He hails from Abak area of Akwa Ibom State and is a guitarist, songwriter, a composer, and singer of great repute. His awesome performances at the 1999 edition of Star Mega Jam and the Akwa Ibom 9999 Christmas Carol among other shows, goes far to show his mettle as a seasoned musician in his rights.

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