Musiliu Haruna Ishola & His Apala Remix — Soyoyo

Found this at a Nigerian shop in Brooklyn not too long ago. Track 1 on Side 2 is a monster. Haruna Ishola‘s son Musiliu makes music, didn’t know that til now. This is a revitalized take on apala music, a percussive Yoruba Muslim genre of popular music from back in the day (ie 1930s-70s heyday).


Side 1

Ise Oluwa Ko Seni Toye

Eyin Agba

Late Chief (Mrs.) Lydia Fasawe

Late Prince Gbenga Adeboye

Opon Apala Ti Sun


Side 2

My Dear (Apala Remix)

Akoko Olute Lorin Wa

Ba O Ri Igun Ao Gbode Sebo

Fadaka Club

Nibo Loboran Miyun


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Gregg A Evansreply
December 31, 2016 at 10:11 am

I was just checking this guy out on a video and thinking it was his father. This sounds more modern than the video.

What is he singing about? is it ad libbing? very interested in apala

Brother Rabbit.reply
March 9, 2017 at 5:18 am

Love this stuff. What an awesome rhythm.The snare is super fonky.Thanks beaucoup.

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June 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

[…] a percussive Yoruba Muslim genre of popular music from back in the day (ie 1930s-70s heyday). [5] You will wonder how a Warri boy sings Apala genre like he?s a native of Yoruba, but with music, […]

January 10, 2018 at 12:38 am

I love this soyoyo song and all the tracks in the album, thank for bring it back to our hearing.

April 1, 2018 at 7:41 am

@ Gregg A Evans
link is dead

August 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm

I love the song,,, without excluding any track… But has he release any album after this…?

January 16, 2019 at 11:19 am

This is great! Thanks for bringing awesome memories.

May 10, 2019 at 6:47 pm

The track issa jam!

August 27, 2019 at 10:54 am

I really love this mix

Samzxy lavezzyreply
October 19, 2019 at 4:36 am

Really lovely song
So much love for the song.

adesola walereply
November 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm


adesola walereply
November 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm

is good song

Michael awosinareply
February 2, 2020 at 3:11 am

How can I download this song?

April 17, 2020 at 5:52 am

cool music

Bilyaminu Adamreply
April 17, 2020 at 6:50 pm

hero is loving

September 5, 2022 at 7:00 am

some children of present days might not even know who Haruna Ishola is i do download his songs most times from

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