Three of the popular genres of music in Nigeria are Fuji, Juju and Apala. And, all of them are male dominated genres of music. But then, there have been certain female artistes who took up the challenge at different points in time to sing those genres of music, and they were able to pass across the message that, what a male can do, a female can do it too.
1. Alhaji Ayinde Sikiru Barrister Alhaji Ayinde Sikiru Barrister was a popular Fuji musician that entertained Fuji music lovers in the past. He was the founder of the popular Yoruba music, Fuji, and had large followers in his days. He died on the 16th of December 2010, at the age of 62 years, in a London hospital.
Photo Credit: naijatunez.com Without any fear of contradiction, King (Dr.) Saheed Okunola simply known as Saheed Osupa is one of the best artistes the Fuji music industry has seen. Because his is extremely talented. As, apart from most of his albums being profoundly loaded with messages, most of them are even evergreen that generations to come would still treasure, like this current generation is doing with the music of Apala legends likes of Ayinla Omowura, Haruna Ishola, Yusuf Olatunji and the rest of them.
Apala music is one of the very popular Yoruba indegenous genre of music. In fact, before the advent of Fuji music, Apala was said to be the main music brand of Yoruba socialites. And, that was the era when the likes of late Yusuf Olatunji otherwise called Baba L'egba, late Haruna Ishola also known as Baba N Gani Agba, and late Ayinla Omowura also called Eegun Magaji, were all still alive and spreading the gospel of Apala music across the length and breath of Nigeria, as the main artistes on the scene.
Back in the days, if names of ingegenous musicians from the South-West making waves were to be listed, there is no way late Apala music legend, Ayinla Omowura's name will not make such list.
1.Chief Commander Ebeneezer Obey: His musical strength lie in weaving intricate Yoruba axioms into dance floor compositions.He uses talking drums, guitar and drums kit in his music.
The story of the origins of Fuji is not one you’ll come by often, as it came into existence in a rather unusual way. Fuji music was highly disparaged when it was first broadcast, critics as “local music”. Barrister explained that Fuji music is in fact a combination of Apala, Sakara, Juju, Aro, Afro, Gudugudu and Highlife. In addition to being inspired by these different genres, Barrister also mixed in beats from a Yoruba musical instrument called the Sakara drum. Foreign musical instruments used by Ju
Until recently, it used to be in Fuji, Juju, Apala, Waka, or any other indegenous genre of music, that you would hear names of personalities being put in the songs as a way of praise-singing them. And interestingly, through that way, indegenous artistes which cut across most of the already listed ingenious genres of music above, have made a lot of people become popular.
Nigeria is wonderfully blessed when it comes to music and talented music acts. As far as music is concerned, in the southwestern part of Nigeria, Juju and Fuji music are the two domineering genres of music, popular with the widest reach of the fan base. Although, in recent years, Juju music is gradually being sidelined as a result of social changes in the entertainment terrain of the 21st-century breeds of youths and adults alike.
Top 10 Nigerian Musicians Whose Songs Are Source Of Inspiration To The Present Musicians Nigeria is a country blessed with countless numbers of talented musicians. Many of them have developed the country through their music, and they have added tremendous fame to the country's reputation. Many of these musicians have died, while many are still alive. In this article, I will expose you to some of these beautiful musicians whose songs are a source to the present Nigerian musicians. This means that many of these
As more movies kept coming from Nigerian entertainment industry, different genres and type of movies were being released. We had seen actors taking up new role they have not taken before and they even have loads works to do as they were moving from one locations to another. Nollywood actor, Lateef Adedimeji will be taking a new role in a new movie he would be starring. The versatile actor would be playing the role of a legendary Nigerian "Apala" singer, Ayinla Omowura popularly known Egunmogaji in this movie
Nothing prepared the fans of Apala musician, Ayinla Omowura, for his death. The news of his death spread like a wildfire on Mày 6, 1980. The great legend of Apala genre of music was killed in a beer parlor brawl in Itoko, Abeokuta, with a glass beer mug by a former associate of his. Noone could believe that Ayinla Omowura, had been snatched away by death. For months, many waited for him; expecting him to deliver another album full of his great songs but it was an endless wait that never happened because the
Bishop Elihah remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping a 19 year old member. Bishop Elijah Oronigbe of Victory Revival Fasting and Prayer Ministry Apala, Warri remanded in prison custody (Okere prisons) for allegedly raping a member of his church. The Delta State Police Command through the Warri Area Command had nabbed on June 5 Cleric over an alleged rape of a 19-year-old daughter of his church member in Warri. Today, Wednesday, the suspect appeared in Warri Magistrate Court where the case was h
There was an interview with musiliu haruna ishola recently. During the interview, he discussed how he started singing apala music, About his father and other issues. He also mentioned when some promoters told him Apala music is with his dad in heaven. How did your journey with "Apala" music Started in 2003, your album, ‘Soyoyo’, was the talk of the town.
Throw Back To The Loving Memory Of The Legendary Apala Artiste; Ayinla Omowura. Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the Apala Exponent Ayinla Omowura. I read a lot of tributes to him, watched a documentary about his life. Unknown to people, his music shaped my childhood, I listened to his songs on the radio. Ace broadcaster,Adewale Akiniyi AKA Wesco once narrated his life story and the event that led to his untimely death on radio. I remember I became somber throughout that day, how coul
Ayinla Omowura was born to Yusuff Amuda, and his wife Wulemotu Morenike Ashabi in 1933 at Abeokuta in Ogun State. He was known by different aliases like,Egun mogaji, Alhaji costly, Anigilaje, and so on. He was one of the early pioneers who redefined the Apala genre and made it enjoyable to both older and younger generations. Here are some of his albums you need to listen to. The pinnacle of Apala genre. 1. A nwi e le I gbo 2. Abode Mecca 3. 25 × 40 4. Ise Ile 5. Awa ki se olodi won 6. Ebi ki pagun dojo ale
Music has a way of bringing people with diverse religious beliefs and socio-cultural orientations together; either for entertainment purposes or for sober reflections. Music plays several roles which are not limited to sociocultural, religious, political, spiritual and moral significances. Music is divided into several genres ( depending on the region) such as - hip hop, Fuji, juju, Apala, ogene, gospel, highlife, folk, jazz, blues R&B, etc. In an attempt to define the term "Music", some scholars opine that
You are right Reno Omokri, playing musical instruments teach us harmony but only few pay attention to it.He is now calling our attention to the great message musical instruments pass across.
If upcoming musicians understanding the proverb that says, “A river that forgets its source often dries up,” they will not allow traditional music genre to fade away. Why traditional music genres are vanishing with young people not showing an interest? Who is to blame? Unarguably, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s genre, Afrobeat is well embraced by youngsters, why are upcoming artistes shun Apala, Fuji, Juju, Sakara etc, to play hip hop? These are some critical questions that crave for answers. GISTMONTSER write
A Nigerian singer, Terry Alexandar Ejeh, who is better known by his stage name Terry Apala, has revealed to CityBuzz, what he describe 'the most unforgettable experience." Terry is popular for his fusion of Apala and hip-hop music, which he described as Apala Hip-hop. The Lock Up singer while speaking in an interview, said, the betrayals of his old friends, when he leas expected has been his unforgettable experience. In his words, “The most unforgettable experience I have ever had was when I trusted my old