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...One of the pioneering figures in Nigerian apala music, Haruna Ishola helped popularize the genre and aid in its transition from religious to secular music throughout his long career. Born in the town of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeria...

Benin City

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,502,350 (2004) Benin City, the capital of the state of Edo, is located in the mid-western portion of Nigeria and is bordered on the west by the lands of the Yoruba, on the east by the River Niger...

Ibadan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,000,000 (2003) Ibadan is the capital of Western Nigeria and of Oyo State. It is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in tropical Africa with the exception of Lagos. It was established around 1830...

Lagos

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 15,000,000 (2004) Lagos is one of the larger and highly populated cities in Nigeria and also one of the country’s 36 regional states. The city is located in the low-lying coastal...

Nigeria

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 120,047,000 (2002) The Federal Republic of Nigeria covers a land area of 355,770 sq miles (910,770 sq km). Cameroon and Chad border it on the east, Niger on the north, Benin on the west and the Gulf of Guinea...