Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Kollington Ayinla At 60, Sets For 50 Years On Stage Celebration!

Says Ijo Yoyo is my greatest hit so far!

Fuji Music Tripod Stand, Charming, Enigmatic, Suave and Unpretentious Kebe n Kwara, Baba Lagbado, Professor Master, Baba Alatika, to mention a few of the popular cognomen of Alhaji Kolawole Ayinla Ilori, aka Ayinla Kollington! 

Like the lion, Kollington needs no introduction worldwide. He is a known brand just like Coca-cola! From Ilota in Kwara State and domiciled in Lagos Nigeria. He is widely known for his firebrand high tempo innuendo filled brand of fuji, aptly called, Bata Fuji.

The fuji music scene, which has been relatively quiet in recent times,  will 'bubble' soon when activities marking the 50th year of the fuji supremo, General Kollington Ayinla, begin.

The Ilota, Kwara State-born musician is the only surviving member of the tripod credited for the birth and development of the traditional genre. Kollington, otherwise called Kebe n Kwara, Baba Alatika, Professor Master, among other titles, remains the rallying point for other fuji singers, since the death of the fuji pacesetter, Late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister (RIP).  It is thus not surprising that a good number of them have already risen to the occasion of his 50 years on stage.

At a forum where Ayinla unveiled plans for the celebration in Lagos on Wednesday, younger fuji acts, such as Adewale Ayuba, Abass Akande Obesere, Pasuma Wonder and Safejo Amama, were present. All of them said they were ready to do everything possible to make 'Baba's' 50th anniversary on stage groovy.
The programme, being packaged by A Plus Global Music, will hold at Times Square, Ikeja on April 28. While the likes of King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey are expected to lead other performers at the event, Kollington will also exploit the occasion to present a new album.

Asked which of his numerous songs/albums he considers his best, he says he believes all his works are very good. He, however, conceded that Ijo Yoyo remains his greatest hit. Kollington says his new album to be presented during the anniversary is ready but he does not want to disclose its title yet.

We wish fuji music fineboy (now Granpa) more Ijo Yoyo days ahead! Sure you agree!

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  1. I remember that song ijo yoyo. Hmmmm very intresting. Congrats

  2. Gen Alhaji kolington ayinla is known Fø̲̣̣я̅ his high tempo beats.he sings like any other.ȋ̝̊̅ could remember one of his life tapes ​Ąπϑ ȋ̝̊̅ was imagining ♓☺w the atmosphere would have look.kebe n kwara worth †̥ be celebrated while he is alive ​Ąπϑ after death.ȋ̝̊̅ must say he brings fuji music into limelight by Fñε̲̣̣̣̥ tuning its beat †̥ satisfaction.