Wale Thompson clocks 49 today. Photo: Filed.
‘Lalale Friday’ singer, Wale Thompson is a year older today .
Wale Thompson was born on September 23, 1966 in Ijebu Igbo, South Western Nigeria to a Christian Family. His father was a renowned musician in the 1960s in Western Nigeria, going by the name of the great Popular Jingo Agbolade.
He had his elementary and secondary education at Abusi Edumare Academy, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Being the first son of the family, Wale took great interest in his father’s trade at the age of 14, and started playing the guitar in his father’s band. After his secondary education, he decided to play music professionally, based on all the experience he had gathered in his fathers band, although his father had wanted him to become a lawyer. With a dint of hard work, he joined the band of the K.K. Kolade as a guitarist and also played for other notable musicians like Micho Ade, Dele, Ojo, and the great David Sound Millionaires Band.
The talented musician is the exponent of Juju hip hop, an idiom that emphasises a fair mix of Juju and elements of Afro hip hop music.
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