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The Lijadu Sisters

One of the most popular acts within the Nigerian music picture from the 1970s, the Lijadu Sisters produced a small number of albums showcasing their tight harmonies and inventive incorporation of synthesizers and contemporary pop forms into funky Afro-beat grooves. Twins Taiwo and Kehinde had been born within the north …

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Haruna Ishola

Psychologically rich baritone vocals, backed simply by several supporting vocalists and set towards the percussive rhythms of gangan (talking drum), agidibgo (lamellaphone), shakers, agogo bells, akuba (conga-like drum), and claves, enabled Haruna Ishola to be probably one of the most influential singers in the annals of Yoruba music. Amassing an …

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