Geraldo Pino

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Gerald Emeka Pine, better known as Geraldo Pino (1 February 1934 - 9 November 2008), was a Sierra Leonean Nigerian musician. He was one of the early pioneers of modern African pop music.

Born in 1934 in Enugu, Nigeria, Pino was the son of a Sierra Leonean lawyer, and a mother who died when he was young. He co-founded the Heartbeats in the 1960s and was Chairman of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria Rivers State Branch from 1995 to 2004. He died of illness in Port Harcourt on 9 November 2008.[1]


  1. ^ Onah, George (14 August 2009). "Geraldo Pino buried at last". Vanguard. Retrieved 3 August 2015.