Sunday, December 26, 2010

Alhaji Kollington Ayinla - Alakara Ofe Keni Keji Odin



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Alhaji Kollington Ayinla & His African Fuji 78 Organization

"Alakara Ofe Keni Keji Odin"
(LP; Olumo ORPS 125)
year: 1981

side one: Ajodun Ominira Nigeria '81 / Akhaji Salau Popson / Adebayo Ogundare (Success) / Tana O Jo Teni / Tiwa Yato Si Tiyin
video

side two: Ise Logun Ise / Chief Kokumo Fayoyin (Governor General Orepeju Social Club) / Tani O Jo / Ebe Kan Ni Mo Be Yin / Je Nse Temi
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Wikipedia: Ayinla Kollington is a musician from Ilota, a village on the outskirt of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

African Music Encyclopedia: Ayinla Kollington, born in 1953 in Ibadan, Nigeria.

From an interview posted on Naijarules.com 01-26-2009:
Naijarules: How old were you when started your musical career?

Kollington Ayinla: I was ten years old when I started my musical career. I started 50 years ago. Back then, the Morning Post newspapers used to write about me, they would say ‘Ten years old Kollington Ayinla won Nnamdi Azikiwe cup.

What was the reaction of your parents when you started out?

Initially, they did not support me, but they later gave their support when they realized that I was serious with it and that I have a passion for music.

How did you convinced them to support your career in music?

I used to run away form my house to go to where I was learning how to play music. And when I returned, I’d end up being beaten. But when I started becoming popular in my area everything changed for good.

At that time, my very bosom friend, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister was at Mushin, doing his thing. At the end of the Ramadan festival , they would arrange for a competition, where they would bring out a trophy for us to compete. I happened to have won the Nnamdi Azikiw

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Special thanks goes out to Afroslabs for posting the files for this album.

Also thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Kollington Ayinla discography.

Full interview with Kollington Ayinla here:
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