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Daddy Showkey clocks 46


Today is the birthday of ‘galala’ legend Daddy Showkey.

Daddy Showkey

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’.

Daddy Showkey & Dele Momodu

Daddy Showkey & Dele Momodu in a throwback photo

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.


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