Salawa Abeni is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
She is an Ijebu Yoruba from the Ijebu Waterside, in Ogun State and has been singing since the 1970s.
We’d be seeing Salawa Abeni’s biography, date of birth, age, family, husband, children, early life, education, businesses, songs, albums, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.
Full Names: Salawa Abeni Alidu
Date of birth: May 5, 1961
Age: 59 years
Place of birth: Epe, Lagos State
Spouse: Ayinla Kollington
Children: Big Sheff,
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Genres: Waka music
Record Labels: Leader records, Kollington, Alagbada
Years active: 1975 –present
Net Worth: $450,000
Salawa Abeni Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Entertainment Career
Born on the 5th of May, 1961, Salawa Abeni is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
She began her music career under the waka music in the 1970s. Her first album, Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed was released in 1976 under the Leader Records.
It was the first recording by a Yoruba female artist to sell more than a million copies in Nigeria.
Abeni was crowned the ‘Queen of Waka Music’ in 1992 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
She continued recording songs under the Leader Records until year 1986. She ended a relationship with the owner of the record label, Lateef Adepoju, got married to Kollington Ayinla and joined his own label instead.
They were together till 1994.
The Waka music is a traditional Yoruba music style, much influenced by Islam and a bit older than other genres like the fuji and jùjú.
It was popularized by Batile Alake.
Salawa Abeni Songs
Some of Salawa Abeni’s songs include:
- Late Murtala Muhammed
- Shooting Stars
- Okiki Kan To Sele/Yinka Esho Esor
- Orin Tuntun
- Iba Omode Iba Agba
- Ijamba Motor
- Ija O Dara
- Enie Tori Ele Ku
- Irohin Mecca
- Ile Aiye
- Omi Yale
- Challenge Cup ’84
- Indian Waka
- Mo Tun De Bi Mo Se Nde
- Adieu Alhaji Haruna Ishola
- Ìfẹ́ Dára Púpọ̀
- Abode America
- We Are The Children
- Awa Lagba
- Ileya Special
- I Love You
- Beware cassette
- Waka Carnival
- Live In London ’96 cassette
- Appreciation cassette
- with Barrister Evening Of Sound cassette
- Cheer Up
- Good Morning In America
Salawa Abeni Net Worth
Salawa Abeni is a waka Nigerian singer and songwriter. She is estimated to be net worth over $450,000.
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