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Funsho Ogundipe

Funsho Ogundipe(born April 8 1968) is a Nigerian pianist, Music director and composer. He is also a writer and film maker. Ogundipe is primarily known for his work with the Afrobeat band Ayetoro . He has also written music for theatre .

Ogundipe was born in lagos. He has an unsual background in that he studied law at both the University of ife and the Nigerian law school and then become a stockbroker before eventually heading up the corporate finance department at a Nigerian Bank which his father S Olagunju Ogundipe a Nigerian economist and Writer founded. But he gave all that up for the love of music.
Ogundipe's music is based on Afrobeat with a jazz core. As bandleader of Ayetoro he works within the Jazz and Afrobeat fields and is respected for both his original Piano style and his compostions which range from straight ahead afrobeat to the avant garde.

Ogundipe cites Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Fela Kuti as his major influences as a composer.