November 16, 2008


He is mentioned in several books about juju music, and he features on the wonderful CD "Awon Ojise Olorun -Popular Music in Yorubaland 1931-1952". But nevertheless Theophilus Iwalokun seems doomed to be one of the many forgotten heroes of African music.
I am assuming that this lp is from the latter part of his career. But that's about all I can tell you about this artist.
Maybe someone knows more?


EDIT August 17, 2010: the link has been renewed!


Unknown said...

I am relieved that someone has been kind to immortalize this great musician from Ilaje land of Ondo state. I like his music for the philosophical stance. I will appreciate if someone could assist me to lay hand on some of his collection of music, most especiallythe one displayed on this blog: Itoju Obi and Suru-lere.I could be contact via I am in California and could be reached on 818 442-7441
Philemon Ilawole

Unknown said...

Please do not let our music die away like that.Our music says who we are. We need to pass it to our grand children and the generation beyond.Thank you.
Philemon Ilawole

goke313 said...

rar is currupt,please re upload

WrldServ said...

@goke313: it looks like the downloadlink died. I have uploaded the file to another server, so it should be okay now.

Somorin said...

I just discovered this great icon tonight. I've called my sister in law in Ibadan to get me two copies. I'm in Pasadena and you can have s set.