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7 Nigerian Musicians That Are From Kwara State (Photos)

1. Pasuma

Wasiu Alabi Odetola, commonly known by his stage name Pasuma, is a Nigerian Fuji musician and philanthropist. One of the best and most influential Fuji musicians currently making wave in the Nigerian music industry, Pasuma has released over 30 albums since the launch of his music career in 1993.

Pasuma is from Kwara State.

2. Lagbaja

Bisade Ologunde, popularly known by his stage name Lagbaja, is a Nigerian afrobeat musician and percussionist. Widely recognized for his symbolic use of mask which covers his identity, Lagbaja came to limelight after he won the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards for Best Male Video for his critically acclaimed single, Never Far Away.

He is a native of Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

3. Ayinla Kollington

General Ayinla Kollington is a Nigerian Fuji musician. Often ranked as one of the most important artists to dominate Fuji music from its inception in the 1970s, he remains to this day an extremely prolific artist, having recorded over fifty albums, most of which have never been released outside of Nigeria.

He hails from Ilota, a village on the outskirt of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

4. Tony Tetuila

Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known by his stage name Tony Tetuila, is a Nigerian singer. A native of Oro in Kwara, Nigeria, Tetuila is best known for his hit single, Omode Meta.

5. CDQ

Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, popularly known by his stage name CDQ, is a Nigerian indigenous hip-hop rapper and songwriter. An indigene of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, CDQ first gained recognition in the Nigerian music industry after winning the 2016 Nigerian Music Video Awards for his collaborative single, Nowo E Soke.

6. Lyta

Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, betger known professionally by his stage name Lyta, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Currently signed under Marlian Records owned by Naira Marley, his song, Monalisa, cemented his status as a musician.

Lyta is originally from Kwara State.

7. Ayra Starr

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and model. Currently signed to Mavin Records owned by Don Jazzy, Ayra Starr attained mainstream recognition after the release of her critically acclaimed lead singles, Away and Bloody Samaritan.

Born in Benin Republic, Ayra Starr hails from Kwara State, Nigeria.

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