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Late Sakara Legend,Yusuf Olatunji(Baba Legba) Comes Alive In IBADAN


A few days ago, Yusufu Olatunji, popularly called Baba Legba, came alive in Ibadan.

It was at the 44th Yusufu Olatunji (Baba l'Egba) 2022 Fidau/Lecture/Luncheon sessions held at the Omo Ajorosun Club, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, 15th December 2022.


The Fidau was led by Aleefa AbdulRasheed Adeleke Olundegun, the Imam of Oyetunji Olundegun Family, Isale 'Jebu, Ibadan and Alhaji Kola Ibrahim  the Imam of Ekerin Ajengbe Mosque Ibadan.


Human Rights activist and CEO of the 6th Sense Initiative, Biodun Lasile, from Owu, Abeokuta, Ogun State, read the article, 

REMEMBERING OLATUNJI, KING OF SAKARA, first published in The Guardian newspaper issue of 3rd August, 2001, written 21 years ago, by the current Editor of The Guardian on Sunday newspaper, Kabir Alabi-Garba, while Chief Lekan Alabi also read his article: "REMEMBERING YUSUFU OLATUNJI, DOYEN OF SAKARA MUSIC, published in his column in the City People magazine edition of 28th December 2014".


"I have been hosting the Yusufu Olatunji Remembrance Programme  annually since 1979.

Baba l'egba was an older friend of my late father, Pa AbdulRahim Oladosu Alabi, alias"Right Time".

Chief Lekan Alabi's Mother, Mama Mopelola Abeje, called in on phone during today's session to pay her tribute.

 She recalled that Baba l'Egba's Sakara group played at Chief Lekan Alabi's naming ceremony on Friday, 3rd November 1950 and the band was on stage for three consecutive days. Late Chief Lekan Salami was the Master of Ceremonies at the naming party.

Fans of Baba l'Egba from Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States, the UK and USA attended this year's programme, while the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) BCOS-TV, CITY PEOPLE, CELEBRITY MAGAZINE, SPACE 90.1FM, AGIDIGBO FM/TV covered the event.

May the kind and creative soul of Baba l'egba continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen.

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