Oba Laoye dancing in palace

Adetoyese Laoye

Adetoyese Laoye; Timi of Ede. Before he ascended the throne in the 1940s, he was a church organist, a great dancer, a good singer, a lover of culture, and a historian. He was so culturally minded…

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Fatai Rolling Dollar with his guitar

Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju

Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju; Legendary highlife maestro popularly called Fatai Rolling Dollar. A guitarist, singer and exponent of native thumb piano – Agidigbo, he was the oldest artist on the…

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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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Musiliu Ishola, Haruna's son performing Apala music


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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odienye O'Mailey, a younger generation classical music singer tutored by Adam Fiberesima in 1994 here sings with a young Soprano singer.

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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Kwara Traditional musicians


Dadakuada music traditionally from Kwara State, Nigeria, include varieties like Waka, Alagbe, and Pamupamu. Dadakuada music emerged from different groups of minstrels in the early 18th Century who…

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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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Victoria Davies goddaughter of Queen Victoria

Victoria Davies

Victoria Davies was the eldest daughter of Labulo Davies, a Lagos businessman and Sarah Forbes, goddaughter of the Queen Victoria of England. When Victoria Davies was born in 1863 she was named in…

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