Entertainment & SocietyAyo Balogun bags chieftaincy title

Ayo Balogun bags chieftaincy title

May 26, (THEWILL)- Queen of Juju music, Ayo Balogun penultimate weekend was installed as the Yeye Amuludun of Igbobi-Sabe by His Royal Highness, King Owolabi Adeniyi. The installation party took place at the Grace Garden, Events Centre, Lekki, Lagos. The 67-year-old was honoured with the prestigious recognition because of her remarkable achievements and her contributions to the music industry and her community. Her choice musician to serenade her guests was Tolu Obey, a Juju musician and son of veteran juju singer, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey.

A Diploma holder from the London Royal School of Music, Queen Ayo started out as a gospel singer in CCC Ayo Ni O parish, her church choir before going into Juju music in the mid-90s and setting up her band, Harmonic Voices made up of 30 men and she as the only woman. Mentored by King Sunny Ade, she is the first woman to become president of the Association of Juju Musicians in Nigeria.

 

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