Tony Allen

1940 - 2020

Photo of Tony Allen

Icon of person Tony Allen

Tony Oladipo Allen (20 July 1940 – 30 April 2020) was a Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter who lived and worked in Paris, France. Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa '70 from 1968 to 1979, and was one of the founders of the Afrobeat genre. Fela once stated that "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Allen has received more than 64,979 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Tony Allen is the 331st most popular musician, the 7th most popular biography from Nigeria and the 3rd most popular Nigerian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 65k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tony Allens by language


Among musicians, Tony Allen ranks 331 out of 2,675Before him are Dionisio Aguado y García, PJ Harvey, Peggy Lee, Ry Cooder, Valery Gergiev, and Ken Hensley. After him are Tiësto, Alice Herz-Sommer, Nikolai Kapustin, Clara Rockmore, Steve Vai, and John Entwistle.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1940, Tony Allen ranks 112Before him are Wayne Dyer, Lothar de Maizière, Jan Jongbloed, Mamnoon Hussain, Ali Hassan Salameh, and Linda Gray. After him are James L. Brooks, Saul Kripke, Thomas A. Steitz, Sam Waterston, Edward C. Prescott, and Vicente Fernández. Among people deceased in 2020, Tony Allen ranks 128Before him are Amadeo Carrizo, Amadou Toumani Touré, Jack Welch, Ken Hensley, Vladica Popović, and Hamed Karoui. After him are Wim Suurbier, Nikolai Kapustin, Juan Marsé, Park Won-soon, Paul Goma, and Benjamin Mkapa.

Others Born in 1940

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2020

Go to all Rankings

In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Tony Allen ranks 7 out of 200Before him are Wole Soyinka (1934), Dr. Alban (1957), Hugo Weaving (1960), Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Chinua Achebe (1930), and Fela Kuti (1938). After him are Sade (1959), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Olaudah Equiano (1745), and Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941).

Among MUSICIANS In Nigeria

Among musicians born in Nigeria, Tony Allen ranks 3Before him are Dr. Alban (1957) and Fela Kuti (1938).

Twitter Activity