Yusuf Olatunji

Yusuf Olatunji Biography / Profile

Yusuf Olatunji known as Baba Legba or Baba L’Egbaa was born in 1909 in Gbegbinlawo in Ogun State, Nigeria. He hailed from Iseyin in Oyo State.

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Yusuf Olatunji Early Life

Growing up, Baba Legba was a Christian called Joseph Olatunji before converting to Islam in his midlife in a bid to popularize his music among the Yorubas.

Yusuf Olatunji Career

His brand of music was known as "sakara" and was known for using purely Yoruba traditional musical instruments like 'goje' violin, sakara - a small round drum much like tambourine and beaten with a stick.

He has a foundation named after him,The Yusuf Olatunji Foundation.

Yusuf Olatunji Personal Life

Yusuf Olatunji died on December 15, 1978 survived by 4 children and 14 wives. In an event to mark the 37th post-humorous anniversary for the late Yoruba music legend, the veteran journalist, Aare Lekan Alabi in his address advised the younger generation to preserve the Nigerian Culture jealously.

His grandson, Abideen Yusuf Olatunji keeps his legacy alive although still an up and coming musician.

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