Togo’s most loved and successful musical pairing Toofan, comprises Master Just and Barabas. The duo is best known for their Ogbragada (a combination of rap and urban music) style, a sound that merges several different beats and harmonies to create a unique vibe.
Talented dancers as well, their music videos for hits such as Ce Magik and Gweta are a joy to watch. Master Just and Barabas have performed in Dakar, Cotonou, Abidjan, Niamey and severally in France. They got a piece of history after selling out a concert at the 15,000-seater municipal stadium in the Togolese capital Lomé.
Toofan has enjoyed some career highlights including their 2009 single Déloger from their third album Carte de Visite, which remained number 1 in the Top Trace TV Africa charts for many weeks. They also composed the anthem for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The duo won Best Francophone Act at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and has had numerous nominations including Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Award, Most Promising African Group at the Kora Awards in 2010 and Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards in 2014.
Formed in 2005, Toofan has released seven albums to date. They include Dance of Our Nation, Confirmation, Baleh Baleh, Carte de Visite, Sha'ki (Complainant), Overdose and Sara. Toofan has remained a conscious music group, evident from the song A.I.M.E.S/AFRIQUE, which praises doctors for their work in promoting good education and health in Africa. Other singles like La Vie Là-Bas and Poches Vides talk about their dreams and hopes.
Toofan initially launched as a three-man outfit, but with the exit of the third member Allone, the two, who are childhood friends kept going. Among their notable tours is a two-month circuit in the United States and a 2010 performance at the Zenith in Paris alongside Fally Ipupa.