Another great Nigerian musician has left this world. Sikiru
Ayinde Barrister died last week, december 16 after an ilness.
Several visitors requested for some of his work and so here it is.
To honour him once more, play this record very loud and enjoy.
1 oro ibo
– Alhaji Oluwanishola Amao
2 Oluwa lo lowo
– Eni bi eni
– Alhaji Moshood Olaniyan
– Ki keke pa rere
– Late Bobby Benson
As usual in fuji music, one Chief honours the other on this
1982 album. I see a certain link between the Chiefs we know
from the New Orleans Mardi Gras, such as these,
and the Chiefs we see in fuji music. They both wear pink dresses..,
no but serieus, we better don’t compare Big Chief Jolly with
Chief Benjamin Famuyiwa. This LP was requested by
one of our visitors, enjoy it.
1 E ku odun
– Chief Benjamin Famuyiwa
– Adebayo Ogundare
2 Inu bibi ma ya lodo mi
– Alhaji Chief M.K.O. Abiola
– Alhaji Olansile Shaf Awu
– Yegede Yegede a o yale yin
Some Fuji for your sunday, and it’s about time. I received a few
comments concerning this music. A good moment to share some
of the stuff. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister is one of the heroes in the field,
he made lots of records. Check out ‘Iwa’ from 1982, rhythm sweetness.
2 Alhaji Rasaq Okoya ( eleganza )
3 Late Alhaja Sidikat Abeni
( Haruna Ishola Bello )
– Olabisi Ajala
– Owolabi Ilori
– Fuji Americano
– Singing roundabout
The more I listen to fuji, the more I like it. It’s drums can take
you on a journey, sweeet. Two big names in fuji-land, Sikiru Ayinde
Barrister and Kollington Ayinla. I think they’re both great.
1 E ye ika se
– Oromo adie fo
– Ko s’ohun tan o le fi gberaga
– Adio shile
– Won ti gbe oye fun mi
2 Pataki l’omo
– To ba jisoro mi
– Engineer Olatunji / iya suna
– Odun titun de
– Ao toro emi gesa fun enia
– Ki aiye ma gbagbe mi
A little fuji for your monday..
– E sere be
– E samin
– Late Alhaji Haruna –Ishola
– Late Alhaji F. Oriola Hassan ( Shanu-Olu )
– Alhaji Jide Okonnu ( Copperfield )
2 Ori mi ma jeki temi o gbe
– Ojo abini
– Happy birthday
– Alhaji Mukaila Adio Onabanjo
To continue we have us an album by Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni, she
was the one with two requests so here she is. Salawa has a full and
strong voice, surrounded by all those drums this sounds fabulous.
Rare Nigerian material you don’t get to hear every day, check it
and stay tuned, there’s some great stuff yet to follow.
1 Ere lawa se
– Awa ni omode olorin
– Kosi ibi t’odabi ile
– K’eya ba mi lo ijesha
– B’araiye ngbogun
2 Oba ayeraiye
– Egbade f’alade
– Eje k’ajo jo
– Late Alhaji Taoreed Abedigba
– Owo pelu-omo
– Ise ori ranmi
The number one fuji master of Nigeria,
Alhaji Chief Sikiru Ayinde Barrister is back.
If you like a lot of drums, this is your thing.
His Supreme Fuji Commanders beat like crazy.
1 E jijo olomo
– Alhaji Chief Lamidi Oladosu
– Alhaji opeloyeru
2 Oba oke ma fi ina gbogbo wa
– Alhaji mulikat abeni dasilva
– Chief Modupe Badero ( naira pools )
Fuji is a Nigerian music style that started at the end of the 60’s.
It exists mainly from percussion, like talking drums, and vocals.
Fuji got so popular during the 80’s that it took over juju. It is said
that fuji represents the Islam like juju does for the Cristians.
Kollington Ayinla was the second most popular Fuji wizard after Sikiru
Ayinde Barrister and the two were rivals untill fuji got so popular,
even called dancefloor exitement, that it didn’t matter anymore.
With razorsharp lyrics, Ayinla was the source of social commentary
in the Yoruba Muslim music scene. Second fuji album on this page,
with some left to follow, enjoy !
1 Oluwa wa se l’aiye
– Second tier
– Late Willy and power
– Owodele ayodele ( JP )
– Gbanjare O.
2 Olorun nikan l’oba
– Alaragbo ku abo
– Ibraimoh danmusa
– Iyawo mi ma segberaga
– Ayinla ti de
This is the first album with Fuji music on this page.
Fuji is a style from Yoruba-land, sometimes described as
Juju music without guitars. Originally, Fuji ( called after
Mount Fuji in Japan ) is based on muslim ‘were’, the singing
alarm clock songs, performed for early breakfast and prayers
during Ramadan. Sikiru Ayinde, better known by his fans as
Barrister, is the leading Yoruba fuji singer. Fuji is in
fact a quite complex style, drawing on Yoruba percussion
roots, while adding a muslim vocal feel. This LP has great
music but an awful cover to my opinion, ( apart from his
sunglasses ) don’t look too much but just listen
By the way, as usual in this type of music, all songs are
melted together as one, I did not devide them.
1 Fuji Garbage
– Lau erebe
– Four jolly friends
2 O dowo agbagba
– Won oma doyika ni
– Awa lolorun fun
– Hawaiian system
– Otunba wahab oshinubi