Africa’s No. 1 guitarist Ifiok Effanga aka Fiokee has for 20 years proven to be one of Nigeria’s finest guitarists who has endeared into the hearts of music lovers all over the world.
Fiokee who started playing the guitar at the year 2000 in Delta State was taught the skill by a taxi driver in the state where he was a student of PTI. His career kicked off officially when he won the 2008 edition of Star Quest with his group Diamonds. Afterwards, he went on to record the smash hit song Scape Goat which helped propel Dbanj‘s career at that time. Afterwards he went on to work on groundbreaking collaborations with Davido on Gobe, Orente & Pick Up by Adekunle Gold, Woju & Laye by Kiss Daniel, Johnny & Kissing by Yemi Alade, etc.
Fiokee continued to be the spice of Afrobeats that everybody wanted to have a piece of in their various body of works. In 2017, Fiokee began to release his personal singles with his first single Independent Woman featuring Jumabee. He went on to release Very Connected featuring Flavor and afterwards released Sweetest Thing with Ric Hassani, Dumebi featuring Davido & Peruzzi, then his latest hit single Osan featuring DJ Coublon & Teni which is receiving massive airplays and streams since it was released.
It has been 20 years since Fiokee has been the spice of the Afrobeats music we always crave for and that has made him a major influencer in making Afrobeats acclaimed worldwide.
Fiokee has recorded over 500 songs in the space of 20 years, which some have grown to be hit songs and evergreen songs we just can’t get enough of their melodious sound and rhythm with the help of Fiokee‘s magic fingers.
Orente, Pick Up, Money, Ready by Adekunle Gold
Gobe, Wonder Woman, Twisted by Davido
Woju, Laye, Good Time by Kizz Daniel
Baby Tornado by Dr Sid
AZA by Duncan Mighty ft Davido & Peruzzi
My Head by 2sec Ft Davido & Peruzzi
Scape Goat by D’banj
Surulere by Demmie Vee
Demo by DJ Neptune ft Davido
On a Regular by Mercy Chinwo ft Fiokee
Like by Reekado Banks ft Fiokee & Tiwa Savage
Very Connected by Fiokee ft Flavor
Osan by Fiokee ft Teni & DJ Coublon
Promise by Popcaan
Oh Oh Oh (Lucie) by Runtown
Ololufe, Sexy Rosay, Awele, Oringo by Flavour
Under The Canopy, Okaka by Frank Edwards
Away, No Drama, Applaudise, Halle, Ijeoma by Iyanya
Fine Face by Kcee
Ogede by Orezi ft Timaya & Wizkid
Duro, Wash, Diana, Go by Tekno
God Over Everything, I’m in Love, Make Am by Patoranking
Wait (Refix) by Solidstar ft Patoranking & Tiwa Savage
Culture by Umu Obiligbo ft Flavour & Phyno
Tire You by Victor AD ft Davido
Ayo, Love Don’t Care, Owambe, Tiff, No Forget by Simi
Uyo Meyo by Teni
Lagos Vibe, Ijeoma by Wizkid
Ferrari, Kissing, Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh Rmx by Yemi Alade
Iheanacho by Zoro and many more…
ALBUMS TO HIS CREDIT:
Gold, About 30 – Adekunle Gold
Ijele the Traveller, Thankful – Flavour
Appplaudise – Iyanya
God Over Everything – Patoranking
Rich & Famous – Praiz
Simisola – Simi
Woman of Steel, Mama Africa, King of Queens – Yemi Alade etc.
To celebrate this significant milestone, Fiokee teams up with Alternate Sound for a live mashup of records he has been on.
Ifiok Effanga a.k.a Fiokee hails from Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria and right now the main chronicle guitarist in Nigeria, began music at his youthful age in a kids choir where he learnt how to sing Sofa Notation, at that point began playing the guitar in the year 2000, at that point joined a band in 2001.
He migrated to Warri, Delta state, at that point progressed toward becoming easily recognized name as a mainstream guitarist in delta state and Niger Delta in general, and came to Lagos for star mission unscripted television appear in 2008 where he won it with the band DIAMONDS, that is the place the voyage started from.
He came into the business in 2008 and marked to Kennis Music for a year bargain and joined D’banj. In 2010, in the wake of playing a guitar on Scape Goat, and after that worked for D’banj for 4 years as the lead guitarist, worked with Cobhams for some ads, jingles and indigenous melodies also. He has recorded with 70% of Nigerian craftsmen in the business, in which his guitar impacted all the hit tunes in the Nigeria music industry and joined Flavor’s band in 2014.
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