Commemorating the passing of Ayo Bankole

Ayo Bankole

Today marks the 47th anniversary of the passing of AYO Bankole.

AYO Bankole (17 May 1935 – 6 Nov 1976) was a Nigerian composer, musicologist, ethnomusicologist, choral director, and organist.

Ayo Bankole

He authored a significant amount of Christian liturgical music in Yoruba, as well as composed theme songs for several Nigerian television drama series.

Enjoy Ojo Maa Ro by Ayo Bankole as performed by Ige and Ayo Bankole Jr.

NAM Project
NAM Project

Nigerian Art Music Project curates, records, and broadcasts Nigerian Art Music to a global audience.

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  1. We are very thrilled and cannot help but to burst out with pride that Nigeria was and is still blessed with masters like Ayo Bankole. His works lives on.

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