Batile Alake

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Batile or Batili Alake was a prominent Nigerian waka singer.[1][2] Born in Ijebu - Igbo, Ogun State, she popularized the Islamic-inspired, Yoruba genre by playing at concerts and parties throughout Yorubaland, and was the first waka singer to wax an album.[citation needed] She was active during the 1950s and 1960s.[3]


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  2. ^ Shepherd, John; Dave Laing (1994). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world, Volumes 3-7. Continuum. p. 165. ISBN 0-8264-7436-5. 
  3. ^ Waterman, Christopher Alan (1990). Jùjú: a social history and ethnography of an African popular music. University of Chicago Press. p. 246. ISBN 0-226-87465-6.