By Saheed Ojubanire
Alhaji Qamardeen Odunlami aka Ayeloyun. Photo: Filed.
The event was the 7th annual Ayeloyun Day Celebration organised by veteran Islamic music star, Alhaji Qamardeen Odunlami popularly known as Ayeloyun. The date was Sunday, September 6, 2015, and the venue was the Combo Hall, LTV 8, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. Usually, the event provides a platform for up and coming Islamic music stars to showcase their talents to teeming music fans who always gather at the yearly fiesta to savour different styles of Islamic music from both raw and refined talents.
As expected, the tradition of creating avenue for emerging talents to exhibit themselves was maintained by the organisers at this year’s edition as so many artistes had their first taste of a big stage, but there was a surprise dimension to it before the event came to an end. One may describe what eventually unfolded as a ‘Surprise Package’ like the title of an Islamic music joint which sold like hot cakes sometime ago.
Good followers of recent development in the Islamic music industry cannot be unaware of the fact that the Islamic music association which used to be known strictly as Islamic Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (ISMAN) has been fictionalized with a splinter group that just came out of ISMAN now known as Professional Islamic Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (PISMAN).
Meanwhile, in the leadership of ISMAN are the likes of their outgoing president and veteran musician, Alhaji Wasiu As-Sideeq, as well as Alhaji Mumeen Damilola and Alhaja Ameenat Babalola aka Omotayebi. While the people in the vanguard of PISMAN include Alhaji Ahmad Alawiye, who is their President General, Alhaja Modinat Ashabi Barrytide, the Ameera and Alhaji Ibraheem Labaika, the Chief Missioner, who was not at the event.
It is important to state that since the fictionalization of the association, members of the two …Read More
Source:: The NET