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Babatunde Olatunji (I) (1927–2003)

Babatunde Olatunji was born on April 7, 1927 in Ajido, Lagos State, Nigeria as Michael Babatunde Olatunji. He was married to Amy Belle Bush. He died on April 6, 2003 in Salinas, California, USA. See full bio »

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CHIPS Soundtrack
The Serpent and the Rainbow Music Department
She's Gotta Have It Music Department


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 2019 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- #SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy (2019) ... (performer: "Odun De! Odun De! (Aw Dun Day!)")
 2017 Fargo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Law of Non-Contradiction (2017) ... (writer: "Jingo")
 2017 CHIPS (writer: "Jingo" - as Michael Babatunde Olatunji)
 2010 Public Speaking (Documentary) (writer: "New York USA" - as Michael Babatunde Olatunji)
 2002 Burning the Map (Video documentary) (performer: "Initiation Dance") / (writer: "Initiation Dance" - as M.B. Olatunji)
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Show (2002) ... (writer: "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" - uncredited)
 1995 Lightdance (Video documentary short) (writer: "Ji-Go-Lo-Ba (Jingo)")
 1994 Camp Nowhere (writer: "BONES")
 1986 She's Gotta Have It (lyrics: "Mystery of Love") / (music: "Mystery of Love")
 1978 The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie (Documentary) (performer: "Jin Go La Ba" - as Michael Olatunji) / (writer: "Jin Go La Ba")
 1976 Sharon in the Rough (performer: "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" - uncredited)
 1975 Pleasure Island (writer: "Jingo" - uncredited)
 1972 Rocker (TV Movie) (writer: "Jingo")
 1971 Stamping Ground (Documentary) (writer: "Jingo")
 1970 Freeform (Documentary short) (writer: "Jingo" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Drums of Passion (1959) See more »

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Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2001. See more »



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