Yussuf Olatunji sings for the ‘owners’ of Nigeria
Throwing banters, direct abuses that are often times laden with deep rooted and stinging sarcarsms, were hallmarks of Apala, Sakara and Juju musicians “Ode to nso Eledumare, Ori Egun lo ma ku si” was thought to be a warning shot from Ebenezer Obey to Sunny Ade, in 1969.
60 years after, Ilara-Epe savours kingship rituals
For indigenes of Ilara, Epe, the rituals that come with installing the community’s king is not what they were familiar with until weeks back.
Music Through The Ages: How Old Births The New
Once upon a time, highlife was the music. The names of artists of old who thrilled audiences at parties and homes, include: Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, Bobby Benson, Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, Orlando Owoh, Cardinal Jim Rex Lawson, Oliver DeCoque, Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers, and many more. There were some in other genres…
Lagos at 50... Eko and artistes are twins an a pod
Lagos and artistes are interwoven. From Bobby Benson, Victor Olaiya, Agu Norris, Rex Lawson, Tunde Nightingale, I.K Dairo, Herbert Ogunde, Victor Uwaifo, Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade, Baba Sala
Obey, Alabi, Cobham to headline Embrace 10 concert
As Embrace International Assembly, Ikorodu, Lagos, prepares to mark the Season 10 of its yearly concert, tomorrow, Good Friday, chairman of the concert committee...
Evangelist Ebenezer Obey marks 75th birthday with music foundation and training institute
Yes, it did. Immediately I was born, my mother started taking me to church. My mother loved God so much and I grew up to see myself in the church. So, I was introduced to music from the church.
Praise Blast… Obey, Fasoyin, Midnight Crew, others thrill at theme pack
Last year ended with a celebrated gospel music concerts tagged Praise Blast, held at Hi Impact Planet Amusement Park on Km 12, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A total of 19 performers took to the best stage in the country on perhaps the largest.....
Communities come alive for One Lagos Fiesta
For the over 20 million Lagos residents, the apprehension over a likely dull Christmas and New Year celebration faded away as One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) kicked off on Saturday to mark the end of the year and usher in the New Year.
Music expert describes Yoruba language as very poetic
The music teacher listed King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Victor Olaiya and a host of others, who had carved a niche for themselves in different Yoruba music genres all over the world.