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Wally Badarou
Birth name Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou
Born 22 March 1955 (1955-03-22) (age 64)
Paris, France
Genres Synthpop, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, African music, neoclassical, minimalist
Occupations Composer, songwriter, musician, record producer
Instruments Keyboards, guitar
Years active 1978–present
Labels Barclay Records (1978–1982)
Island Records (1982–1995)
Blue Mountain Music (1995–2002)
Ishe Music (2002 – present)
Associated acts Level 42, Compass Point All Stars
Website http://www.wallybadarou.com/

Wally Badarou (born Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou, 22 March 1955, Paris, France) is a musician from Benin. Badarou played with the British band Level 42.

Badarou helped organise the Kora All Africa Music Awards in 1997. He co-wrote and produced So Why, a charity album for the ICRC.

Discography

Solo

  • 1979: Back to Scales Tonight
  • 1984: Echoes
  • 1985: Chief Inspector (EP)
  • 1989: Words of a Mountain
  • 1997: So Why
  • 2001: Colors of Silence : Musical poetry for Yoga
  • 2009: The Unnamed Trilogy

Movie scores

  • 1981: Dickie Jobson: Countryman
  • 1982: Nathalie Delon & Yves Deschamps: They Called It an Accident
  • 1985: Hector Babenco: Kiss Of The SpiderWoman (additional music)
  • 1991: Lol Creme: The Lunatic
  • 1997: Idrissa Ouedraogo: Kini & Adams
  • 1997: Don Letts & Rick Elgood: DanceHall Queen
  • 1999: Chris Browne: Third World Cop
  • 2000: John Berry: Boesman & Lena

Producer (and co-producer)

  • 1979: Janic Prévost - J'veux d'la Tendresse
  • 1981: Alain Chamfort - Amour Année Zéro
  • 1983: Marianne Faithfull - A Child's Adventure (& co-writer)
  • 1985: Level 42 - World Machine (& co-writer)
  • 1986: Alain Chamfort - Tendres Fièvres (& co-writer)
  • 1986: Fela Ransome Kuti - Teacher Don't Teach Me NonSense
  • 1987: Level 42 - Running in the Family (& co-writer)
  • 1988: Level 42 - Staring at the Sun (& co-writer)
  • 1990: Level 42 - Guaranteed (& co-writer)
  • 1993: Level 42 - Forever Now (& co-writer)
  • 1995: Salif Keita - Folon
  • 1996: Carlinhos Brown - AlfaGamaBetizado
  • 1998: Yannick Noah & Zam Zam - Zam Zam
  • 1998: Wasis Diop - Toxu
  • 2000: Trilok Gurtu -The Beat Of Love (& co-writer)
  • 2001: i Muvrini - Umani

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