Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble is a 10 piece all-original afrobeat band led by Ogidi, Nigeria native Foly Kolade. Foly’s music, rooted in the greats like Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé and Ebo Taylor draws upon his Yoruba culture, his life in Nigeria in the 80’s and his story of immigration through New York to Toronto to take this lineage to an unmistakably contemporary place.
Asiko’s music is celebratory but also carries vital messages of our time; keeping culture alive, questioning the modern media landscape and working towards social justice. When on stage, Asiko’s massive driving sound, singable melodies and deep grooves gets people up off their seats and moves both their hearts and bodies.
“Asiko offers an authentic, raw and powerful dose of afro-diasporic music! Their stage show is dynamic, infectious and world-class!" JASON SANDERS, DJ GENERAL ECLECTIC. UMA NOTA CO-FOUNDER
"Asiko's music is entertaining, the vibe is enriching and the organization is great. Their focus and love for the music enables them to consistently deliver and excellent product!" PETER TOH, PRESIDENT, MUSIC AFRICA INC