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date: 23 October 2020

Sowande, Charles Emanuel Olufela Obafunmilayo (Fela)locked

(1905–1987)
  • Val Wilmer

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Sowande, Charles Emanuel Olufela Obafunmilayo (Fela) (1905–1987), musician and composer, was born at Abeokuta, Nigeria, on 29 May 1905, the eldest child in the family of four sons and one daughter of the Revd Emanuel Josiah Sowande (d. 1918), a farmer, Anglican missionary, pastor, musician, and teacher, and his wife, ...

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