Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Uncommon Person for today Is Queen Salawat Abeni

Mama Pidgin Sunday Uncommon person For today is Alhaja Queen Salawat Abeni. For Some of My yoruba Readers Queen Salawa Abeni na House hold name but for other readers they go dey wonder sey na who be Queen Salawa Abeni. Salawa Abeni is undoubtedly the most successful Yoruba Female Musician Nigeria has ever produced. Make we celebrate this talented woman. As usual mama Pidgin no go write plenti tory about Salawa Abeni I go just write some uncommon tori abt her sit back relax and enjoy Salawa Abeni as you dey listen to her song which i upload. titled Beware of Them (chai... my upload no work) which she released in 1998.

1. Na May 5 1961 Dem Born Queen Salawa Abeni. Salawa Abeni comes from Epe Ijebu side of Ogun state.

2. She start to dey sing at the age of 8years old

3. Her Professional Career Start at age 13 in 1977 when She released her Debut album Memoriam the album sell over 1million copies na the time wey Salawa come to limelight be that.

4. Salawa married her first Husband and father of one of her children Lateef Adepoju But the marriage ended in 1986 Lateef Adepoju na the owner of Leaders record wey sign Salawa. She talk sey 15 of her master Album still dey with Lateef Adepoju who died  in 2001 After the end of the relationship Salawa signed for another record label.

5. She com remarry again Salawa married fellow yoruba musician Kollington Ayinla whom dey com joing together to get 3 pikins  but that relationship also ended in 1994 and Salawa took custody of her four children.
6. Salawa continue to dey sing and she released 12 Albums most of which her hit singles

7. In 1992 the King of Oyo Kingdom  Alafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Crowned Salawa Abeni as the Queen of Waka Music.

8. During her 50th Birthday Salawa  Talk sey she was used and dump by men but it was all part of life experience that really taught her great lesson about life

9. Salawa na proud mother of 3 children though Her first child Demola Adepoju passed away in a motor accident in october 2000. Salawa send her children to the best universities Around the world. She is very proud of her children and she said recently in an interview that she no go school but her children her now graduates

"I thank God. A Primary School Leaving Certificate holder, whose certificate is not enough for her to seek for a job, even that of a cleaner, is now a superstar and able to train her children to become graduates, to God be the glory. They even helped me to brush up my knowledge of English language".

10. Two years Salawa was struck by a strange ailment which almost claim her Life but she survive it and after her recovery she released another album which she titled "Recovery"

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