By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The late legendary Abami Eda, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has been brought back to life in faraway Miami, Florida, United States of America as the first ever Afro-Caribbean lounge, Savor Lounge births with the Afro-beats creator’s mural fully in display.
The Lounge was established by US-based Nigerian DJ, Dozzy Ross originally from Anambra State, Nigeria with the real name of Dozie Udemadu
Dozzy Ross in a recent interview said the big idea behind the lounge named Savor Lounge is to have Africans and Caribbeans have a place they can call home, with their culture and tradition well in place, either in form of art or entertainment.
“It’s the only lounge in Miami owned by Africans for Africans. For us by us. Where you can come and listen to Afrobeats all day. Unlike other spots where Afrobeats are only played for 10 minutes and that’s it. It’s located in Wynwood, Miami.
“We have a big mural of Fela Kuti painted outside. It’s a huge tourist attraction. People of all races stop by to take pictures and also have the opportunity to get to taste Nigerian foods. It’s so huge for Afro-beats to finally have a place we can call ours. People aren’t looking at us crazy when we Zanku and Gbe Body E It’s home,” said the owner, DJ Dozzy Ross who also revealed he had had the plan for over two years with his wife. He actually confessed the big idea came from his wife, Kathy
Dozzy Ross who is based in Miami, Florida has been recognized as one of the pioneers of the Afro-beats movement to the United States and the world.
He has worked with the likes of Davido, Olamide, Tekno, Wizkid, Runtown, Skales, Timaya, Psquare , Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, to name a few. Also, he worked with Akon and went on tour with him for his USA tour 2017.
With the launch of the Savor Lounge, Dozzy Ross is only fanning the embers of the fire he had helped start by creating a platform for it to explode.