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Wally Badarou
Birth name Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou
Born 22 March 1955 (1955-03-22) (age 65)
Paris, France
Genres Synthpop, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, African music, neoclassical, minimalist
Occupation(s) 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

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.[1]

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



  • 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

Producer (and co-producer)