Haruna Ishola (1919-83), shown here, achieved so muh for Apala music that the genre is often accounted to have come from his Ijebu Igbo hometown.

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

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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Apala

Apala is a local 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…

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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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Tunde King

Tunde King was the first Juju musician to achieve upscale patronage. He is considered by some researchers on his Yoruba brand of music originated from Lagos area boys as a great influence on music…

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