Sikiru Ayinde in suite and tie

Sikiru Ayinde

Sikiru Ayinde; Icon and one of the originators of Fuji music, which was originally a local subgenre called Were, used in waking up the Muslim faithfuls for the dawn-food in the month of fasting…

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Ebenezer Obey

Obey Ebeneezer

Obey Fabiyi; Nigerian musician famed for many hit songs which remain evergreen and still being purchased five decades after release, due to its philosophical lyrics and style. Also known as…

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King Sunny Ade in a Live Concert

Adegeye Sunday

Adegeye Sunday; or King Sunny Ade is one of the most recognizable brand in Nigerian music, who with his unique Juju brand carved a long career that is successful.  His music was famous for its…

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Haruna Ishola

Haruna Ishola

Haruna Ishola; one of the most popular artistes of the Apala genre of music in his day was born in 1919 in Ijebu-Igbo.  Haruna Ishola started music early, and moved with time and trend,…

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Fuji

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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Musiliu Ishola, Haruna's son performing Apala music

Apala

Apala; Yoruba music genre descended, like Fuji, from Were, which has its root in the traditions of the Yoruba Muslim sect.  Were, which started from the 1930s, has Quranic undertone with the…

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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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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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Adewale Ayuba

Adewale Ayuba, the popular fuji musician was born 1966 as last child into a close knit family, in Ikenne Remo Ogun State. Closing his eyes to the examples of his well-read older siblings, Ayuba…

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Shinamania

Shinamania was the creation of Juju musician, Shina Peters, whose genre is mixed with very fast and upbeat with a lot of funky bumps and grinds. This pop phenomenon came to head in 1990 with the…

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