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.
Sir Shina Peters Biography
by Leon Jackson