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Name: Ayuba

Real name: Adewale Ayuba

Adewale Ayuba started his music career as a child singer. Where at the age of eight he began singing at local music competitions and festivals in Ogun State, Nigeria. He obtained a diploma from Ogun State Polytechnic, an advanced diploma from The University of Lagos and an associate degree from the Queensborough Community College in New York along with other degrees.

In the early 90s, Ayuba was signed by Sony Music Nigeria under which he released the album, Bubble in 1991.
Bubble album brought Ayuba into national prominence. Singles from this album also topped musical charts for months and won him multiple awards at the Nigerian Music Awards; including Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Fuji Album of the Year. His hi-tech instrumentation and distinct voice changed the face of Fuji Music. The success of Bubble extended into the follow up album that he released; Mr. Johnson Play for Me also under the Sony Music Nigeria label. He had released numerous works since then; the latest being his 2000 release, Turn Me On.

Mr Adewale in his free time enjoys reading and studying. His musical influences include but not limited to: Fela, KSA, I. K. Dairo, Ebenezer Obey, Ayinde Barrister, Kollington Ayinla, Haruna Ishola, Orlando Owoh, e.t.c. and on the western influence, Bob Marley and Celine Dion.

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