Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Segun Adewale was born in 1955 in Oshogbo.
He is considered a pioneer of Yo-pop.
He was born into a royal family.
His father objected to his career in music so he left home and moved to Lagos where he met juju musicians S.L. Atolagbe and I.K. Dairo.
In 1977, Adewale along with Shina Peters, formed a new group called Shina Adewale and the Superstars International.
They release nine recordings but split in 1980 to form their own separate groups.
By 1984 the music of Adewale had evolved into what is now described as Yo-Pop.
Yo-Pop is a mix of funk, jazz, juju, reggae and Afro-beat.

Tolu Falode.

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