The band, initially known as "Koola Lobitos", then "Nigeria 70", and later "Africa 70" before taking on the moniker Egypt 80, is a renowned Nigerian afrobeat band which was originally founded by Fela Kuti, the pioneer of afrobeat, in 1979.
Egypt 80 combines African rhythms and melodies with jazz, funk, and other genres, creating a unique and powerful sound.
After Fela's passing in 1997, his last son Seun Kuti took over the band's leadership and continued to perform and record under the name Egypt 80. The band has released multiple albums and has toured extensively, entertaining audiences worldwide with their socially conscious lyrics addressing political corruption, inequality, and oppression.
Egypt 80 is famous for their lively and high-energy performances, showcasing their remarkable style of music. The band's music remains influential and inspiring to both musicians and audiences worldwide, and they are an essential component of the African music scene.