Salawa Abeni Biography – Age, Early Life, Career, Songs and Net Worth 

Salawa Abeni

Salawa Abeni Alidu is a Nigerian singer and songwriter born on the 5th of May, 1961 in Epe, Lagos State but hails from Ijebu Waterside in Ogun State.

She began her professional career in waka music when she released her debut album titled, Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed, in 1976, on Leader Records.

NameSalawa Abeni Alidu
Stage NameSalawa Abeni
Date of BirthMay 5, 1961
NationalityNigerian
Place of BirthEpe
State of OriginOgun State
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandAyinla Kollignton
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
Net Worth500,000 Dollars

Salawa Abeni Biography

Salawa Abeni Biography


Salawa Abeni Alidu is a Nigerian singer and songwriter born on the 5th of May, 1961 in Epe, Lagos State but hails from Ijebu Waterside in Ogun State.

Salawa Abeni Early Life

Salawa Abeni was born and spent her early life at Epe, Lagos State but she hails from Ijebu Waterside in Ogun State., Southwetsern part of Nigeria.

Salawa Abeni Career

She began her professional career in waka music when she released her debut album titled, Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed, in 1976, on Leader Records. It became the first recording by a female artist in Yoruba Songs to sell over a million copies in Nigeria.

Abeni continued recording for Leader until 1986, when she ended a relationship with the record label’s owner, Lateef Adepoju. She married Kollington Ayinla and joined his record label instead, staying with him until 1994.

She was crowned “Queen of Waka Music” by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi in 1992. Waka is an Islamic-influenced, traditional Yoruba music style, popularized by Batile Alake; it is a much older genre than jùjú and fuji.

Salawa Abeni Albums

  • Orin Tuntun
  • Ile Aiya
  • Omi Yale
  • Ikilo
  • Late Murtala Muhammed
  • Appreciation Cassette
  • We Are The Children
  • Abode America
  • Iroyin Mecca
  • Shooting Stars
  • Congratulations
  • Cheer Up Waka Carnival
  • Goodmorning in A,erica

Salawa Abeni Personal Life

Salawa was in a relationship with Lateef Adepoju, Leader record label owner, and later parted ways in 1986. She got married to Kollington Ayinla and the they also parted ways in 1994.

The veteran singer is a proud mother and grandmother. She has 3 children; a girl and two boys. One of her son, Big Sheff is also a musician,

Salawa Abeni Awards & Nominations

Salawa has got so many outstanding recognitions in the course of her music career. One of them include being crowned “Queen of Waka Music” by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi in 1992.

Salawa Abeni Social Media

  • Salawa Abeni is active user of Instagran where she connects and interarcts with her teeming followers. She has 136k followers as of may, 2022 with a handle @officialsalawaabeni

Salawa Abeni Net Worth

Salawa Abeni has an estimated net worth of $450,000 – $1,000,000

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