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A Republic of Benin citizen and Nigeria-based Beninoire Apala musician, Apebiowo Alabi Ajibedidun, will on Sunday, 25 July, unveil his first album titled New Dimension (Ara Titun).

Apebiowo, who hails from Port Novo in Benin Republic and plays the late Ayinla Omowura’s type of apala music, said he intends to take the music genre to greater heights as well as take the music scene in Nigeria by storm.

He added that the 12 tracker recorded and produced here in Lagos, Nigeria, is set to compete very well with his Nigerian counterparts in every aspect of apala music considering the quality of its composition, arrangement and production.


Apebiowo, a French Language teacher, also disclosed that the album launch holds simultaneously at Giwa Street, Aboru, a neighbouring town to Iyana Ipaja and later, Port Novo, Republic of Benin.

Tracks in the album include Apebiowo  Ti De, Ilu Eko Di Toni Toni, Fona Han Mi, Odulugbare Mogbare, Dugbe Dugbe Ori Soke, Kote Rere Laye and Ibo Elekeji, among others.

Dignitaries expected at the occasion, according to him, include Alhaji Nureni Adisa Okeowo, Tokunbo Oliyide, Apostle Ikhana, Adunbarin and Olaoye as fathers of the day, among others.

—Kayode Aponmade