Today is the birthday of ‘galala’ legend Daddy Showkey.
Real name, John Asiemo, Daddy Showkey became a household name in the 90’s when he dropped his self titled debut album in 1994.
The album spawned a new genre galala and featured the hit ‘Welcome Daddy Showkey’. His next album ‘The Ghetto Soldier’ got him more success with his nationwide hit ‘Dyna’.
The singer in celebration of his day, today, August 4, 2016 took to Instagram writing, “Thank God for everything,Baba I thank you o #daddyshowkey #showdonshow #ajegunle #lionclan #asalamamovement.“
Daddy Showkey was not only the pioneer of the galala sound but the first to usher in the dominance of Ajegunle music in the country.