In1989, "Shinamania" swept Nigeria as young music fans rushed to buy "Sir" Shina Peters' electrifying debut album Afro-Juju Series 1. What Shina had to offer was a powerful fusion of juju, Afro-Beat, and intense Fuji-style percussion, and people were more than eager to snap it up. Shina was awarded Juju Musician of the Year, made a video, and toured the States. His follow-up album broke new ground in its use of synthesizers to complement the Fuji drumming, but was widely criticized in Nigeria and Shinamania died down.
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