Adeolu Akinsanya & the Rio Lindo Orchestra - Ajeniya / Kenta Calypso No. 1 & 2 (Agidigbo)





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Uploaded on Oct 29, 2011

40's era Agidigbo music from the late 'Baba Eto'

Moses Adeolu Akisanya a.k.a 'Baba Eto', was born on the 18th February 1928 into the family of Akisanya in Totoro-Owu in Abeokuta. He had his primary education at St. Paul , U.N.A School Abeokuta. After completing his primary school he proceeded to Lagos where he continued his educational career at St. Judes School Ebute-Metta.

Adeolu Akisanya worked at Idumota as a clerk with motor spare parts dealers. He later worked as a typist with a foreign company called Gottshalk and Co Limited and later resumed as a signal clerk at Mobil Petroleum and then West African Airways Corporation.

Without training in carpentry he built a box guitar with some strings on it and this was how Moses Adeolu Akisanya invented Agidigbo.

Adeolu formed a band called 'Rancho Boys Orchestra" which was disbanded in 1952. He organized another band in 1953 and named it "Rio Lindo Orchestra" which was strictly an Agidigbo band. He later formed the Western Toppers band stationed in Western Hotel, Idi Oro, Mushin, Lagos.

Adeolu to his contemporaries and fans on the music scene was seen as the chief moral crusader of his time. A talented composer and satirist, Akisanya in some of his popular numbers lambasted the female sex for their materialistic tendencies and unabated love for worthless fad. Some of his sarcastic compositions, which later became hit numbers, include 'Bonfo', 'Acada' (on arrogant educated men) , 'Awon Aboju Bora'.

The Master composer and philosopher died on the 2 November 1987.

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