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Friday, 1 July 2022

Ayan Agalu Festival 2022


DJ Irawo

The Ayan Agalu Amazons, our patron, Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi and creative director. Segun Adefila, shortly after having dinner with the Ooni of Ife where he acknowledged us as the Ayan Agalu Amazons of the Yoruba Kingdom.

Shortly before the Ayan Agalu drum procession.

Venue of our grand performance

Shortly after the Ayan Agalu grand performace

Preparing to leave for Lagos

The Ayan Agalu Festival 2022 took place at the Ojaja Arena, Ife Grand Resorts and Industrial Hub, Ile Ife, Osun State on June 30th, 2022.

The drum proceeding and traditional rights took place on the previous day at the Ooni of Ife's palace and its environs. 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

68th Post Humous Celebration of My Dear Mother



As a Musician, my mother was a chorister, drummer, pianist, violinist and dancer.

As an Artist, my mother was a fashion illustrator, fashion designer, textile designer and jewellery designer.

This is my way of commemorating Mama Kemi's memory and I intend to do this every year onwards.

I am optimistic that it will grow bigger; big enough to include her other interests which were nursing, cooking and reading creative fictions.

For now, music and art are my focus.

So, send in your entries, ladies.

Monday, 21 February 2022

February Gigs for Irawo Drummer

Hello Readers,

I hope you will come and watch me perform as a musician on February 25th and 27th, 2022.

Old English is free but Freedom Park is N2K per ticket.

At this event, I will be performing with the Crown Troupe of Nigeria. 

Friday, 7 January 2022


I read that Rema's mother wants him to go to school (higher institution) and that he will be resuming at the University of Lagos this session at the creative arts department.

Higher education is good but there is an alternative to it especially if you are already an A-list artist.

So, your mother is NOT completely right.

Going to the university now at the peak of your music career is going to slow you down.

By the time you are through, you will become an upcoming artist all over again and you will become frustrated.

There is no way you can be in school and be able to concentrate on your music career.

There will be so many classes, classwork and assignments to do.

I suggest that you attend an online business school or hire a private tutor to teach you the basics needed for the music business such as:

1. Business Management
2. Project Management
3. Law of Contract
4. Intellectual Property Law
5. Business Communication
6. Bookkeeping and Accounting

These subjects will help with your personal finance, legal and investment opportunities.

In addition, you will also take a Music course to learn:

1. Music Theory
2. Music Production
3. Music Performance

....which will enable you to learn how to play at least one musical instrument and be able to master and mix music for the benefit of your own songs and to earn an income if you are interested in these fields.

Music is like sports.

The best time to do it is when you are young.

Music is a career of time and numbers.

Time, with respect to your current fame.

Numbers, with respect to your current fan base.

You lose them, you miss out!

Parents need to seek wise counsel with respect to careers that are outside the box such as music and sports so that you will not make your children miserable.

I foresee Rema dropping out of the university in the nearest future because music is a selfish lover.

January 8, 2022

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