Konko Below by Lagbaja (With Lyrics)

Konko Below is one of the hits released by Bisade Ologunde popularly known as Lagbaja at the peak of his music career. The song was included in his album titled “Me,” which he released in 2005.  Bisade Ologunde adopted the name Lagbaja (Yoruba for ”anonymous” or “faceless”) and began his career in the early 1990s. His name is reflected in the choice of stage costume: muddy fabric and rubber, which the artist used to portray the ”common man” according…

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Akikitan – Baba Ara

Baba Ara, born Roland Olubukola Olomola on July 2, 1962, was a Nigerian gospel singer and record producer from Ilesha, Osun State, Nigeria. After his father’s death, Baba Ara grew up with his uncle, who influenced and supported him in his musical style. Baby Ara’s debut album, Covenant, was recorded with the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Choir at Okiki Imole Parish in Sagamu, Nigeria. His latest album is called “Last Advice”. He died on August 31, 2004.   https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Baba-Ara-Akikitan-OldNaija.Com_.mp3 Notable songs from him include: Covenant, Sacrament, I Love Him, The Master…

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Sonny Okosun Ends Tour With Fela in Grand Style

People of the 70s should definitely know the name Sonny Okosun. For those who do not know the name Sonny Okosun, it can be said that he was one of the leading Nigerian musicians who dominated the musical waves of the 70s and 80s and was best known as the frontman of the band Ozzidi. In 1977, Sonny Okosun embarked on a national tour to promote one of his new songs called ”Papa’s Land”, which sold over 50,000 copies within three weeks of its…

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Bashorun Gaa’s Wicked Reign in the Old Oyo Empire

When Alaafin Labisi succeeded the previous (late) Alaafin Onisile in 1750, he appointed Gaa as his Bashorun, the chief of the Oyomesi (7 hereditary kings). During the reign of Alaafin Labisi, the ancient Oyo Empire, also known as Oyo-Ile, became so powerful that it gained the respect of the other kingdoms of Yorubaland. History records that Alaafin Labisi collected tribute from the distant kingdoms of Dahomey, Popo and Ashanti, although his reign was very short and more than half of Yorubaland’s kingdoms and villages (over 6,000) fell under the political patronage of Oyo-Ile. The ancient Oyo Empire thus became a…

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Hogan Kid Bassey Makes Nigerians Proud After Winning the World Crown in 1957

Watch the video of Nigerian Hogan Kid Bassey mercilessly battling Algerian Frenchman Cherif Hamia before winning the 1957 world title. If you were born between the 1980s and early 2000s, you have probably heard of Hogan Kid Bassey, mostly from your parents who were born between 1950 and 1970. During this period, any Nigerian, especially in the Cross River State region, who flaunted his strength or muscle was certainly called Hogan…

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Ras Kimono – ‘Kimono De Want’ (Ayaga Yaga Yaga Yo)

Ras Kimono, real name Ekeleke Elumelu, was undoubtedly a legendary and irreplaceable reggae artiste in the world of Nigerian music and entertainment. He performed continuously in front of audiences from the 1980s until his death on June 10, 2018. Here is one of Ras Kimono’s most popular songs, “Kimono De Want”, released on the 2007 album “What’s Gwan?” Stream the song below.   https://www.africandjspool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Ras_Kimono_-_Kimono_De_Want_Ayaga_Yaga_Yaga_Yo_africadjpool.com.mp3

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The Panegyric of Ilorin to the Descendants of Afonja.

If you are looking for Ilorin Afonja orika, you have come to the right place. Ilorin is a city, a traditional emirate and capital of Kwara State in southwestern Nigeria. The city lies on the Awun River, a small tributary of the Niger. According to the 2006 census, Ilorin had a population of 777,667, making it the seventh largest city in Nigeria by population city in Nigeria by population. Presented below is the Ilorin-Afonja Oriki, the praise of the Ilorin addressed to the descendants of Afonja. Oriki Ilorin Afonja Ilorin afonja enudunjuyo Ilu…

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Gen. Oladipo Diya Gives Detailed Account of His Experience With General Abacha’s Boys.

Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya served as Chief of General Staff (Deputy Head of State) during the military regime of the late Gen. Sani Abacha from 1994 to 1977, when he was arrested on treason charges following an alleged failed coup. In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, Lt. Gen. Diya spoke about the other side of General Abacha, his experiences in the Nigerian Army, the bomb that was planted to kill him and…

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Unseen Video of Gen Diya Grovel at Abacha’s Feet After Failed Coup in 1997

Below is a leaked video clip of former Ogun Head of State, General Oladipo Diya, prostrating at the feet of General Sani Abacha, crying and pleading with the late head of state over allegations of a 1997 coup. General Diya was questioned by the Human Rights Violations Commission (HRVIC) about the 1997 coup plot to overthrow General  Sanni Abacha. He strongly denied involvement in the plan, but admitted knowing about it. He further stated that he feared…

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Rare Photos of Former First Lady Maryam Babangida and Princess Diana In 1989

These rare photos of Maryam Babangida, wife of General Ibrahim Babangida, with Princess Diana of Wales, mother of Prince William and Prince Harry of the British Royal Family, during an event at Tafawa Balewa Square in Surulere, Lagos in 1989. Eight years later, on August 31, 1997, Princess Diana died in hospital in the early hours of the morning from injuries sustained in a car accident in a road tunnel in Paris, France.

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The historical Mapo Hall in Ibadan which was built in 1925

This is Mapo Hall, Mapo Hill, Ibadan, 1975.   Above is a photo of the famous Mapo Hall that stood proudly on Mapo Hill in Ibadan in 1975. Mapo Hall was built during the colonial period of Ibadan by engineer Robert Taffy Jones. The historic Mapo Hall, built in 1925, now serves as a conference hall and mini-museum with historical artifacts and colonial relics. Mapo Hall played an important role in the colonial history of Ibadan.

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Meet Ulli Beier, Tutor of Eminent Writers such as Wole Soyinka and the late Chinua Achebe.

Ulli Beier was a scientist, writer, cultural icon and pioneer of contemporary African art and culture. Ulli was born in Glowitz, Germany in 1922. During World War II, his family fled Nazi Germany to Palestine. In 1950, Ulli moved to Nigeria with his first wife, the artist Susanne Wenger, to teach at the University College Ibadan. His students included eminent writers such as Wole Soyinka and the late Chinua Achebe. In 1957, Ulli Beier founded the magazine Black Orpheus, the first African literary magazine in English.…

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Onu Kwube by Osita Osadebe

The late Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe was an Igbo musician from Atani Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. His career spans more than 40 years and he is one of the most famous Igbo highlife musicians. Osadebe began his career as a singer in nightclubs in Lagos, southwest Nigeria. He was a member of the Empire Rhythm Orchestra under the direction of E.C.Arinze, where he acquired many of his musical skills. https://praisezion.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Osadebe-Onu-Kwube.mp3 Osita Osadebe died in St. Peter’s Hospital. Mary’s Waterbury, Connecticut on May 11, 2007 due to severe breathing difficulties.

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Download This Free Wassce PDF And Ace Your Next History Exams.

Do you want to download WASSCE history book? Download history book for West African Higher Education Certificate exam? Look no further, OldNaija has your back. If you want to cite the textbook: Achebe, Nwando, Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Joe Alie, Hassoun Ceesay, Toby Green, Vincent Hiribarren, Ben Kye-Ampadu, History Textbook: West African Senior School Certificate Examination (2018), https: / /oldnaija.com Download WASSCE History Book (PDF) This guide is a free resource.If you would like to reuse the contents of this book, please use the following license:…

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Eni Duro by Olamide

Olamide Adedeji, better known as Olamide, Olamide Baddo and Baddo Sneh, is a Nigerian hip hop artist who rose to fame in 2010. In 2011, Olamide released his debut studio album titled “Rapsodi” under Coded Tunes. He released his next album, YBNL, under his own label YBNL Nation. https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Olamide-Eni-Duro-OldNaijacom.mp3 Thank you for listening, kindly like, share, and comment below.

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Listen to Call & Anointing by Baba Ara

Baba Ara, born Roland Olubukola Olomola on July 2, 1962, was a Nigerian gospel singer and record producer from Ilesha, Osun State, Nigeria. After his father’s death, Baba Ara grew up with his uncle, who influenced and supported him in his musical style. Baby Ara’s debut album, Covenant, was recorded with the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Choir at Okiki Imole Parish in Sagamu, Nigeria. His latest album is called “Last Advice”. He died on August 31, 2004. https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Baba-Ara-The-Call-Anointing-OldNaija.com_.mp3 His notable albums include: Covenant, Sacrament, Je k’aiye…

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Usher in your Weekend with these Thrilling Throwback Jam from Early 2000s

These songs reflect the dynamic and memorable music scene of the 2000s with their infectious beats and enduring appeal. Whether you’re reliving the past or discovering these classics for the first time, these songs remain a testament to Nigeria’s musical heritage. Below you will find the most popular Nigerian songs of the early and late 2000s, selected for you and easily. Enjoy! Tony Tetuila ft. 2face & Ruff Rugged N’ Raw- Omode Meta https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Tony-Tetuila-Ft-Plantainshun-Boiz-Ruff-Rugged-Raw-Omode-Meta_tooXclusive.com_.mp3   Eedris…

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Lisabi Festival, A Celebration of the Independence of Egbaland.

In the heart of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the Egba people gather every year to celebrate the eponymous Lisabi festival in honor of the legendary Egba warrior and liberator Lisabi Agbongbo-Akala, who rescued the people of Egbaland from slavery freed them imposed by Oloyo. The week-long Lisabi festival showcases the rich history and culture of the Egba people and reflects their wealth and joy. The Egbas are known as a hardworking and fun-loving tribe with exceptional skills in indigenous crafts. The festival begins at the…

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Aburi Accord: A Peaceful Resolution to the Civil War

The Aburi Accord (Agreement) was concluded in Aburi, Ghana in 1967 by the Supreme Military Council (federal government delegates) and Eastern Region delegates led by Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Eastern Region Head. The meeting took place on January 4th and 5th, 1967 and was aimed at finding a way to prevent war in Nigeria. Aburi, a town in the southern Akuapim municipality in southeastern Ghana, was specifically chosen as the venue for the meeting because the safety of the eastern delegates and their leader,…

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