Nigerian Celebrities Biography: Lagbaja

Lagbaja’ Biography

 

Synopsis:

Lagbaja, the masked-faced Nigerian music icon, songwriter and performer was born Bidade Ologunde in Lagos on 1960. He hails from Ijagbo in Kwara State. His stage name, his style, his performance, all has marked him out from the crowd. ‘Lagbaja’ is a Yoruba word which loosely translates to ‘Sombody’, a name many have linked to his idea of representing the masses, the majority. Also, his style too came out as striking; dressed always in a traditional African regalia with a masked face, he has carved a niche for himself in the Nigerian Music Industry. Singing in Yoruba, English and pidgin, he accompanies his songs with a blend of traditional African instruments like the drums and gong. In short, everything about Lagbaja is simply unique. He has been in the music scene since 1993, after the release of his debut album titled Lagbaja. He has gone on to release several other songs.  Also known as ‘Omo Baba M’uko M’uko’, Lagbaja sings to address societal issues. At other times, his songs are love-oriented. Lagbaja has become so influential that his songs were on the lips of every music lover in the country. He has performed worldwide and has toured many countries with his band. In addition, he has won several relevant awards home and abroad. He owns a music club located at Ikeja in Lagos.

Genre: Afrobeat

Popular Tracks:

  • ‘Konkobilo’
  • ‘Gra Gra’
  • ‘Suuru Lere’
  • ‘Nothing for You’
  • ‘Feyin E’

Albums including year released:

  • Greatest Hit (2016)
  • 200 Million Mumu (2012)
  • We (2000)

Awards:  (Best Music Video) 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards

Controversies:

Already a controversial figure especially for his masked face, Lagbaja became even more controversial when he blatantly turned down a juicy offer from Iyiola Omisore. He was invited by the Iyiola Omisore campaign Rally to perform at the grand finale of the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan election campaign in Oshun State. But the eccentric and traditionally stylished artiste did not only shun the invite but also accused the former governor of Osun State of being culpable of the death of Chief Bola Ige, whom he referred to as his mentor. Already an activist, a trait which he has demonstrated in his songs, a gesture which automatically made him a hero before his fans and admirers.

Social Profiles:

Lagbaja on Facebook: Lagbaja!

Lagbaja on Twitter: @lagbaja94

Lagbaja on Youtube: Motherlan

Lagbaja on Instagram: @lagbaja

Lagbaja on Snapchat:

Website: www.lagbaja.com

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