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Felix Duke Drops New Single, Cynthia

Nigerian born Felix duke in the late 60s began his music career in 1986, performing in student’s concert at Baptist High School, Benin. Influenced by the likes of reggae artiste Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and U Roy and I Roy. Felix developed his musical skills playing the drums. The bass guitar and any musical instruments he could lay his hands on. Then in 1987, he got the chance to major as a drummer for Actor Segun Alile and his band, which toured the state of Edo playing at various events.

Two years later Felix began to feature on many demo-track as his unique style of playing became the “Must have” for any up and coming artiste. No content to remain the support act for long, Felix produced his own eight- track demo tape.

With this demo album Felix left benin for the bright light of Lagos- the cultural if not political capital of Nigeria- and formed a reggae band called “The street reggae band”,- playing concerts and being the opening act for some of the Nigeria’s finest musicians.

It wasn’t until 1996 that Felix release his highly successful debut album “My season” which had tracks like “ Wa lare” {come on everybody} which won several awards.

Four years in the studio and three tours of Africa later, Felix released his second album “Mr Goody Goody”which also had tracks like “baba baba” feacture 2 face Idibia and Sunny Neji, the success of this album earned him the prestigious FAME music award for the best reggae music of the year in 2000. This confirmed Felix Duke’s status as a serious player on the Africa music scene.

Capitalizing on this acclaim, felix went on to support and headline with some of Nigeria’s greatest musicians and artistes. He has worked with Isaac Black, King Waleman, Uche Ibeto, Stella Monye, Evi- Edna Ogosi, Daddy Showkey, Sunny Neji, Blackky, Raskimono, Lt Shotgun, Daniel Wilson, Charly Boy and many more.

Felix, who was not content with simply playing the drums, singing expanded his repertoire by producing albums for various musicians currently making waves on the African continents.

Well known in his native Africa, the name Felix Duke has also spread to Europe. Felix has taken his special sound to the carnivals and concerts in Nuremberg, Munich {Germany}, Tourino, Rome and Naples {Italy} and closed his 2001 Europe tour at London’s  Wembley  arena.

In 2005 Felix Duke went round the same countries he played in 2001, and it was a great success.

Felix was so won over by the vibe of the UK’s capital that he decided to make his home there. The Nigerian Diaspora welcomes him with open arms by asking him to play at the Miss Nigeria UK competition held at the Hackney Empire.

2005, Felix Duke relocated back to Nigeria and released another hit album “Joanna” In 2007 Joanna was so successful that the album gave himself several Awards both in Nigeria and Abroad.

Felix Duke  recently completed is new album about to be released But decided to come out first with  a single Titled Cyntia, Felix Duke just came back from the united states of America.

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