Tirogo were a Nigerian Afro-funk/psych band that released three albums on EMI between 1977 and 1980. The band’s first album, Float, gained newfound popularity when it was reissued by Shadoks and QDK in the late 2000s.

Members: Elvy Akhionbare, Funmi Onabolu, Godwin Debogie, Wilfred Ekanem, Wilfred Iwang

In 2013, Afrobeat merchants Voodoo Funk selected the Tirago tracks “Disco Maniac” and “We Like to Party” — culled from the band’s 1978 Aiyé People album — for release as a 12″ to the Rare Groove DJ community.


  • Float (1977)
  • Aiyé People (1978)
  • Revelations (1980)

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