Alhaji Ayinla Omowura – Ati D’Ariyo

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Warbly low end, complex bubbly rhythms that are part Yoruba talking drums, part bad tape… I love the almost meandering, laid back apala tempo, at one point a precursor to faster, more frenetic fuji music (with which I have lately been obsessed).

I have always enjoyed the solo and chorus vocals throughout this late 70s apala joint by one of the king practitioners of the genre. Oh nice, iTunes has a few other recordings by Nigeria’s late great Alhaji Ayinla Omowura.

9 responses to “Alhaji Ayinla Omowura – Ati D’Ariyo”

  1. LolaRadio says:

    wa-alhamdulillah! Together with alHajji Haruna Ishola Omowura is teh best apala ever (on earth)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very, very interesting blog! Thank you very much to share this beautiful music with the world.
    I find an interesting spanish program sometimes dedicated to african music. If you want to discover it as I made recently, I left the link to find it:

    And the poscast is:

  3. shevy says:

    Pls is there a way I can download this records so I can play it in offline mode

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  5. Ayinla for life says:

    The best ever music of my life. I love Ayinla Omowura like yesterday. I have all his albums and enjoy his music so much.

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  7. koleoso Abdulateef says:

    Egunmogaji, I love and enjoys all his music.His is a great legend of Apala genre.

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