Alhaji Ayinla Omowura – Ati D’Ariyo

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.


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Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

March 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

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

February 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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

Brian Shimkovitzreply
February 21, 2016 at 4:41 pm
– In reply to: shevy

yeah just right click and save target as….

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March 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

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Ayinla for lifereply
August 28, 2016 at 4:11 am

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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September 24, 2016 at 6:11 am

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koleoso Abdulateefreply
July 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm

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

Adeyemi Adebayo Rasakireply
November 30, 2019 at 10:22 am

Nice music

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