Dauda Akanmu Epo-Akara (23 June 1943 – August 2005), a Yoruba musician from the historical city of Ibadan, was the main force behind the popular Yoruba music genre called were music. He started producing SP and LP records under Saliu Adetunji's Omo Aje Records label in Lagos.
Epo-Akara's band was originally known as Dauda Akanmu Epo Akara & His Ajisari Group, but when he returned from Mecca and Medina, he changed the name to Alhaji Dauda Epo Akara & His Awurebe Sound.
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