Sunday, July 31, 2011

Admiral Dele Abiodun - Super 6 Adawa King


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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters Band
Super 6: Ile Ola 
Olumo ORPS 60
1977


side one: Ile Ola / Adupe Lobo Baba Wa / Bobo Doherty (Mama Koko) / Oke Ibadan Prestige Circle
video



Admiral Dele Abiodun speaking with Anthonia Soyingbe (2010)


Abiodun:  "I schooled at Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. My father was my headmaster, a teacher of teachers."


Soyingbe: "You hardly find teacher's offspring in the entertainment industry.. What was his reaction when you were taking this line of career?"


Abiodun: "When you wake up one day as a member of a School Band and as a young man, people tell you that you can do music in Ghana, because Ghana then was in vogue, it became a great challenge. There was no encouragement from anybody and I was scared to tell my father. One day after collecting my school fees, I decided that I would abscond to Ghana to pursue my musical career without the knowledge of anyone. I was given money to pay my fees, but on getting to the bursar's office, there were too many people on the queue. I just decided to go to Ghana without the knowledge of anybody. On getting to Ghana, I enrolled and my people were looking for me. Upon the completion of my programme in Ghana, I was in Lagos and they were still looking for me, but some people saw me and told my father that they saw me, though didn't believe that I had gone into music. As the first son, I knew my father would be so worried. Although I knew my actions was bad, I was determined not to go home until I was fully established in music. The first time they saw me was on television when I was interviewed by Dare Art Alade's father on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), when I came first in a programme called Talent Hunt."
















"Another magazine published something on me and my father couldn't believe it, because someone took the magazine to my father. Yet he didn't believe it was I. One day I went for a show in Benin and there my father came, sitting at a corner. Later someone walked up to me on stage and said that my father wanted to see me. I was really terrified, but I summoned the courage and went down to him. After prostrating, he asked me if I was his son. He went further to ask me if I was Cyril, my baptismal name, and I said yes. He asked me to go back on stage and report back to him after the performance, I did. He asked me if I had chosen music as a career and he gave me his blessings. That settled the case."  Daily Independent (Lagos, Nigeria) 2010

side two: Tewe Ta Gba / Ma Se Wa Bi Ko Se Wun Wa / Ore Mi Ko Mi Lofo Kan / Ma Ta Omi Si Mi Lara / Abiodun Okunuga
video


For the complete Dele Abiodun interview: http://allafrica.com/stories/201001190375.html

Special thanks to Moos at Global Groove Independent for posting this great music: http://www.globalgroovers.com/2010/03/admiral-dele-abiodun-his-top-hitters.html

Also thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Admiral Dele Abiodun discography: http://biochem.chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~endo/EAAbiodun.html

2 comments:

thedolphin0071 said...

Thanks Groovemonzter you did again by uploading Adawa LP. It's refreshing, entertaining and groovies as you are. More of Dele please e.g. Agba wa bura, Gbanjo koboko and His London special.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful