Shuga band drops Shuga coated album
After months of working in the studio, founder of one of Nigeria’s most prestigious live band, Akinloye Tofowomo, popularly known as Akiin Shuga and his Shuga Band has released his new album, Shuga Coated.
The 10-track album was first unveiled at Shuga Band’s successful 20th anniversary concert and will now be available on local and international digital platforms for the enjoyment of lovers of good music and fans of one of Nigeria’s longest band.
According to the musician, the release is in direct response to make the album accessible to fans of Shuga Band all across the world. Lovers of good music will now be able to stream and download on popular digital platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, deezer, music plus, boomplay and so on.
Shuga Coated features production credits from some of Nigeria’s finest including Cobhams Asuquo, Music Magnate, Spellz, Wole Oni and Puffy Tee. The album dishes out a rich rich menu of Global Contemporary Music, which also includes the best of Nigerian music Shuga Band is known for.
Some of the tracks include I Can Walk and My Lady, two slow-tempo inspiring numbers that brings together production genius and live performer extraordinaire, Cobhams Asuquo and Akiin Shuga. Eddie Floyd’s classic song, Knock On Wood gets a beautiful Shuga remake while Jolly Money brings out the classic highlife side of the Shuga Band. Other tracks include My Lagos, Oijefon, Ire and bonus instrumentals featuring Victor Ademofe.
Speaking on the release of the album, Lead Singer, Akiin Shuga said, “Shuga Coated album captures the quintessential ingredients that has made Shuga Band the all time favourite among Nigeria’s party lovers and events of all classes and ages. All the juicy Shuga moments that you see on stage is relived in a recording format.”
From his position in front of the lead mic stand, Akiin Shuga’ an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, has continued to be a model, inspiring and mentoring in the live music industry. The in-demand band is famous for its seamless crowd-pleasing charm as well as its mastery of evergreen classics, contemporary music. Shuga Band has made cameo appearances in movies such as Chief Daddy and King of Boys and others.