Elemure Ogunyemi

Elemure Ogunyemi; Ekiti-centric traditional musician from Nigeria. Elemure made more than 50 records, with Seramo in which he talked about petrol scarcity, shooting him into stardom. Because of…

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Afrobeat mastero, Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Kuti

Olufela Anikulapo-Kuti; Iconoclast musician who was the creator of the Afrobeat subgenre of highlife music. Fela returned to Nigeria after training at the Trinity College in London to join the…

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Highlife band


Highlife is the folkloric 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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Soul singer Nigeria, Cobhams Asuquo, producer of many Nigerian Soul singers

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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