Ludure, the son of Emperor Wale Olateju, the sabada exponent who is also a juju musician, today celebrated his father's 78th posthumous birthday.
“Dear Emperor,” Oladure wrote on Facebook. “You would have been 78 years old today! We continue to Thank God for all you were to us! Father, Daddy, Leader and many more! We are proud of your legacy and we will continue to strive to uphold your values. Rest on the Sabada King 1!”
Emperor Olateju was a pioneer of the sabada genre of juju music. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1945, and began his musical career in the early 1970s. He released his debut album, “Adura,” in 1973.
Olateju's music was known for its energetic rhythms and catchy melodies. He was also a skilled dancer, and his live performances were always popular. He released over 20 albums during his career, and his music continues to be enjoyed by fans around the world.
Olateju died in 2017 at the age of 72. His legacy lives on in his music, and in the hearts of his fans.