Until the arrival on the scene of Ayinla Omowura and perhaps the popularity in later years of Epe-born Ligali Mukaiba, Haruna Isola reigned supreme as the foremost Apala music exponent in Nigeria . And before he died, he added a feather to his cap by his unprecedented contribution to the development of the music industry in Africa .
With a gentle but compelling rhythm that is steeped in the style of Ajao Oru, leader of an Apala aggregation that first attracted attention in the early 50's to become perhaps the first recorded artist in this music idiom by Philips Recording Company, Haruna Isola truly made his mark and left a valuable legacy behind as the greatest, most popular Apala music exponent the industry ever produced.
His continued success depended on a number of star qualities. As a singer, he bad the ability to create thought-provoking lyrics about issues, places, real life situations and even the philosophy of life where. he was comfortably at home with the use of parables and anecdotes. He consistently projected the virtues of life and living through these channels without soaring to unnecessary praise singing and abuse which later became the order of the day.........>>>>
& the party continues with the Apala messenger & king (both !) Haruna Ishola
Late Oba Adeboye
and fished this beauty from yt / enjoy