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MUSIC

NIGERIAN MUSIC DIRECTORY
Compiled
by
Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko


Information On How To be listed in The Nigerian Music Directory
To be listed in the Nigerian Music Directory, please send to the editor the following:

1. A short write-up of yourself and your achievements, and
2. Your current photograph


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This book is the result of a research that has spanned several years, and it is a work that is continuing. As we post the information collected here, we cannot say that we have exhausted all the information that should be in this first edition.
Until the book is finally printed, and after, we shall continue to accept materials for inclusion in the book. We strongly encourage those who have not been listed, and who should be listed, to send us, a short write-up on themselves, and their latest photographs.
I would, however, thank all those who responded to our call for entries. This is because without such entries, a book, like the directory cannot be published.
Because of the need to have an authoritative book on peoples and events in music in
Nigeria, I was compelled to search far and near for suitable information and materials for this book.
I owe my greatest gratitude to the Ministry of Information and Culture, whose agents were most forthcoming with publications containing the most current data on facts about Nigeria.
My thanks also goes to Mr. Yemi Akeju, managing director of Ideas Communications Ltd., who authorised us to use materials from his publications on the performing Musicians Employers Association's Awards. These materials form the major part of entries on
popular music.
The Center for
Cultural Studies, University of Lagos, now known as The Department for The Performing Arts, over the years staged music festivals during which many popular musicians
were featured. A lot of very rare information on some of our popular musicians were obtained from the festival programs. I owe a great debt of gratitude to these publications and to the Center.
Every opportunity was utilized for gathering information. For instance, information on Fela Sowande was from the SOLIDRA post-humous award to the great master. The one on
Ayo Bankole was from the portrait of Ayo Bankole written by Akin Euba at the time of the former's pre-mature death. The information on Bobby Benson and Art Alade were from their anniversary and burial programs respectively, and those on classical music exponents were mainly from performance programs. This, in a way, is to stress the importance of programs for research.

I will also like to thank my associates and friends, all of whom, in their various ways contributed to this work, to Ms, Owhotu who read through the work and spotted and corrected all the errors , to Mr. Tobi Komolafe who carried out the type-setting work and designed the first cover of the book, to Funmi Akinselure, my able assistant, to late James Adesunmole, our communications man, to Emmanuel Tettey and Mrs. Akinyemi who assisted me in many different ways, to Crenstil Koranteng and Onyekaozuru Ichi, all members of my research team, and lastly, but not the least, to my family who must have suffered some neglect while I spent long hours away from home searching for information and writing and compiling this book. Above all, I thank Professor Akin
Euba for his support.

THE PRESIDENCY

NIGERIA

THE CULTURAL POLICY

NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COUNCIL

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURE



CLASSICAL MUSIC PERSONALITIES

AKIN EUBA

AYO BANKOLE

THOMAS KING EKUNDAYO PHILLIPS

GODWIN SADOH

FELA SOWANDE

JOSHUA UZOIGWE

NIGERIAN MUSIC EDUCATORS

SAMUEL OLUFEMI ADEDEJI

CHARLES ALUEDE

IKENNA EMMANUEL ONWUEGBUNA

EUNICE UKAMAKA

UMEZINWA CHUKWUEMEKA EMMANUEL

ONWUEKWE AGATHA IJEOMA

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