AJILO, Christopher Abiodun

Born December 26, 1929



Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Abeni Ibrahim, 1971
Father's Name
Mother's Name
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 1
Profession Musician
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Leader, WestEnd Cool Cats Orchestra, 1955; Founder, Cubanos Band, 1955; Leader, N.B.C. Dance Orchestra; Leader, National Orchestra, 1957-61; Independence Celebra tion of Nigeria, 1961; Leader of group of music of musicians to Europe and the Soviet Union, 1962;played with the Cubanos as the Resident Band, Lafia Hotel, Ibadan; Instrumental Music Tutor, International School, University of Ibadan ;playedwith the Cubanus, Premier Hotel Ibadan, 1963-71; Director of Music/Leader, Jazz Preachers on the Art Alade’s Show; Music Tutor, Musi cian Foundation School of Music, John’s School, Ikorodu Road, Lagos, 1972-76; In structor/Performer, 1977; World Black Arts Festival, 1977; Director of Music, Nigerian Institute of Music and Culture, 1977-79; Staff Producer, Polygram Records Limited, 1979-89; Producer/A and R Manager, Poly gram/Premier Records, 1989-91; Consultant, Premier Records Limited, 1992-96; General Manager, Performing and Mechanical Rights Society of Nigeria; chairman of Education and Professionalism Committee of Perform ing Musicians Association of Nigeria; mem ber, Probe Panel of 1990-95Financesof Performance Musicians Association ofNigeria;

national adviser, Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria; chairman, Disciplin aryCommittee of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, since 1997; Certificate from Eric Gilder School of Music, London, Royal School of Music, London on theory of Music and Flute; provisional member, PRS. London, since 1958; member/vicechairman, Ijebu-Ijesha Union, Ebute-Metta;

St. Peter's School, Faji, Lagos, 1935-40; Christ Church Cathedral School, 1941-42; C.M.C., Grammar School, Lagos, 1943-46; Birmingham Technical College, England, 1947-48; Central School of Music and Eric Gilder School of Music, West Street, West End, London, 1949-54;

IkuEko;New Lagos;Anna’s trick; Nigeria Calling; Oju Rere with Decca Studios West Africa Limited, 1955-58; Ariwo; Oh, Christiana; Ori Owo; Ori Lonise; Tete De; Afufu; Orore; Eko OGba Gbe; O ti lo Waju; Only you; Ode to Murtala; Emi Mimo with Phillips West Africa Records, 1955-58; produced over 200 albums of various artistes of Polygram records, 1979-91;

Swimming, walking, reading and playing billiards

106, St. Finbarrs’ College Road, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State

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