Freedom Is What Everybody Needs As the audience for modern African music grows in the U.S., the releases just keep coming. Kotoja, a band led by Nigerian bassist Ken Okulolo,… Freedom Is What Everybody Needs As the audience for modern African music grows in the U.S., the releases just keep coming. Kotoja, a band led by Nigerian bassist Ken Okulolo,… Kotoja World
Music Review

Freedom is What Everybody Needs (1991)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Kotoja; Genre: World

As the audience for modern African music grows in the U.S., the releases just keep coming. Kotoja, a band led by Nigerian bassist Ken Okulolo, has a fervent San Francisco following for its mix of African pop and American funk. The group's debut, Freedom Is What Everybody Needs, could use some of that live energy, though. B

Originally posted Aug 30, 1991 Published in issue #81 Aug 30, 1991 Order article reprints