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Batile or Batili Alake was a prominent Nigerian waka singer. 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. She was active during the 1950s and 1960s.
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