Jimi Solanke (born July 1942), a Nigerian film actor, dramatist, folk singer, poet, and playwright celebrates his 80th birthday today
Jimi Solanke has lived all his life keeping to the tenets of story telling. A great artist, lover of folkloric music, moonlight story telling to the children, this is an art he has taken to the highest platform.
Now and in the years past, he has been staging musical performances for the high and might in the society, solely pinning his lyrics and renditions on traditional folklore. For him, this is one of the surest ways to keep this genre of music evergreen in the annals of entertainment, musical concerts, and performances.
Pa Jimi Solanke celebrates his birthday in a Grand style
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