Growing up in Lagos Nigeria, Bukky was spotted practicing his first saxophone by the original Afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. He was immediately ushered into Tony's newly formed band. Bukky went on to play with the great Fela Kuti where the seeds of Afro-beat were being sown. After sometime in the band and under the influence of Tony Allen, Bukky decided to follow his own journey with his distinct style of Jazz and Afro-beat.
In 1982, Bukky's path led him to London, where he became one of the forerunners of the Acid-jazz scene. A young Giles Peterson signed him to the newly formed Acid Jazz label and his first release 'Rejoice in Righteousness' went straight to number one in the Rhythm & Blues, Dance and Jazz charts. The follow up album 'River Nile' led him to being nominated for the US African Music Awards in New York. There he became aquatinted with the legendary late tenor saxophonist 'Joe Henderson' who invited Bukky to his home in San Francisco. Bukky is still in demand as a world class Saxophonist.
The next chapter is this collaboration with Ben Mitchell who has produced such artists as Terry Callier, Mr Hermano and Dusty Springfield. They met while Ben was producing 'Rapping With The Gods' album with Russ Dewbury which featured Bukky on vocals and saxophone (on the track 'Living Am I living') - the result of this meeting is 'Afrobeat Visions'