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James Ogundele Ojo: biography, age, family, net worth

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All you need to know about James Ogundele Ojo popularly know Dele Ojo Let’s take a look at his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family

ABOUT
Dele Ojo was a Nigerian musician and performer who was born July 10, 1938 and died May 3, 2018. He is revered as one of the musicians to have spread and popularized the Jùjú genre of music.
EARLY LIFE
James Ogundele Ojo was born in the village of Ilaro-Mokin to Obasanya and Osunre, who were first-generation Christian parents.
EDUCATION
He attended St. Michael’s Primary school from 1944 to 1955. As a fresh primary school student in 1952, Dele was taught how to use a typewriter through the sponsorship of his father. He resigned three months after securing a job as a clerk before he was now given another job as a local school teacher.
CAREER
Ojo’s music career began when he met Victor Olaiya who employed him as a member of his music band. In 1969, Ojo formed a band called “Dele Ojo & His Star Brothers” after Olaiya had disbanded his group. Ojo and his group started recording and performing songs to massive reception in live shows in Ekiti State, Lagos and Osun State. They also toured several cities in the United States of America (USA).

He died on the 3rd of May 2018 at his hometown of Ilara Mokin in Ondo State at the age of 80.
About ojo Jùjú music
Jùjú is a style of Nigerian popular music, derived from traditional Yoruba percussion. The name juju from the Yoruba word “juju” or “jiju” meaning “throwing” or “something being thrown”. Juju music did not derive its name from juju, which is a form of magic and the use of magic objects or witchcraft common in West Africa, Haiti, Cuba and other South American nations. It evolved in the 1920s in urban clubs across the countries, and was believed to have been created by Ababababaa Babatunde King, popularly known as Tunde King. The first jùjú recordings were by King and Ojege Daniel in the 1920s, when King pioneered it. The lead and predominant instrument of jùjú is the Iya Ilu, talking drum.

Afro-juju is a style of Nigerian popular music, a mixture of jùjú music and Afrobeat. Its most famous exponent was Shina Peters, who was so popular that the press called the phenomenon “Shinamania”. Afro-juju’s peak of popularity came in the early 1990s.

Some juju musicians were itinerant, including early pioneers Ojoge Daniel, Irewole Denge and the “blind minstrel” Kokoro.
FAMILY
Obasanya and Osunre was dele ojo’s parent. He has other siblings but much about it is not known.
PERSONAL LIFE
He died on the 3rd of May 2018 at his hometown of Ilara Mokin in Ondo State at the age of 80.
ACHIEVEMENT
Dele ojo has achieved in the industry with an achievement of his realidade music which are:

— Alafia

— Juju Music at Its Best
NET WORTH
Much about dele ojo net worth is not revealed.


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