Fuji legend, Kollington Ayinla performing with band at Freedom Park, Lagos in 2015.


Fuji is the popular Yoruba music genre which emerged in the 1960s from Were that was played by Muslims during the Ramadan festival. The set up before the transformation usually comprised of a lead…

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Sodienye O'Mailey, a younger generation classical music singer tutored by Adam Fiberesima in 1994 here sings with a young Soprano singer. Photo: koraltimes blog. Audio after first par. is MUSON Choir rendition of Fela Sowande's "Messiah Baba Mi."

Classical Music

Classical music is a cultivated or art music descended from western tradition. Usually depicting seriousness, this type of music, as opposed to most everyday music are often written in form of…

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Highlife Live Band


Highlife is the folklorish popular music originally derived from the traditional Ghanaian Akan music. With the infusion of jazz and the use of horns such as saxophones and brass wind instruments,…

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Cobhams Soul

Soul Music

Soul is the urbanized Rhythms and Blues style of music which had come to be identified with the black American music movement of the mid-20th Century. In the late 1960s, the philosophies of Martin…

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Seun Kuti in concert

Seun Kuti

Oluwaseun Anikulapo Kuti, simply called Seun Kuti, was born 11th January 1983, to legendary afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti. He is the youngest of his sons. Seun Kuti being the offspring of late…

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Sade performing live at the Air Canada Centre. DAVID COOPER / TORONTO STAR)dac

Sade Adu

Helen Folashade Adu, popularly known as Sade Adu was born 16th January 1959, in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria, to Adebisi Adu a lecturer economics, of Yoruba descent and Ann Hayes, an English district…

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Shina Peters. Source: Guardian Life Magazine

Shina Peters

Oluwashina Akanbi Peters, popularly known as Sir Shina Peters (SSP) was born 30th May 1958 in Ogun State. SSP’s childhood was like most children’s, he had strict parents who wanted the best…

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Sheyi Shay

Sheyi Shay

Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, popularly known as Sheyi Shay was born 21st December, in the United Kingdom, the last of four children. Sheyi Shay grew up around music, she first started listening to…

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I.K Dairo. Source: Alchetron

I.K. Dairo

Isaiah Kehinde Dairo, popularly known as I. K Dairo was born January 1931 in Offa town, Kwara State, but his family is originally from Ijebu-Ijesa , Oyo State, before they migrated to…

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May7ven at a performance in London. Photo: Sync Media


Yemisi May Odegbami, popularly known as May7ven was born on 7th May 1984 in Ibadan to one of Africa’s football legend Segun Odegbami, father and Accountant /ex-athlete mother, Jumoke…

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