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ANAGO PRINCE AND HIS EGBE AKINKANJU OMO AFRIKA

EWIAKIN: Urban Yoruba African Folk Music created by Anago James Akeem Osho

Anago James Akeem Oladeji Olanimo Adelani Osho's love for Culture, History, Travel, Story telling, Folk music and the dignity of the human race and good behaviour is evidenced in his style of music called EWIAKIN (Poetry of valour).

He is popularly called Anago Prince. Some of his fans passionately call him Babalode. He was named Ayanfe Omo of Owu Kingdom by His Royal Majesty, Oba (king) Dr Dosunmu, The Olowu of Owu Kingdom in 2005. He preffered to be called a folk singer rather than been called a Musician.



EWIAKIN is an Urban Yoruba African folk music. Anago Prince created EWIAKIN genre of music in 1999. EwiAkin is a fusion of Yoruba Etymology, Yoruba folklore, Latin American music, Techno, Afrobeat, Juju, Fuji, Apala, Funk and Hip-hop/Rap music.

One major influence on Anago Prince's EwiAkin music is the community of Blacks in Diaspora who held Yoruba Culture in high esteem. The Santeria and Candomble …

HISTORY OF PORTO NOVO / AJASE by Anago James Akeem Osho

Porto Novo is a great City with a great history. It is the capital of Benin republic and is situated on the West African Coast. The word Porto Novo is a Portuguese word which means New port.
The Portuguese were the first European to settle down there. Porto Novo is also known as Ajase (Ajace) by the Yorubas, and known as Hogbonu by the Ogu.
Porto Novo was established in the 16th Century. It was a Slave port controlled by the Alaafin of Oyo. The Oyo Empire was a great empire which also controlled the Slave port of Badagry. It partly controlled the Slave port of Whydah (Ouidah) for a period before Whydah was completely taken over by the Dahomey Kings.