Meet Queen Eniola Ayangbajumo, The Winner Of Best Talking Drummer Award In The World
Queen Eniola Lias Abiodun popularly known as Queen Ayangbajumo is one of the leading female talking drummer.
The multiple award winning act is also a creative singer and talented master of ceremonies. The highly humble and respected lady of substance just emerged winner as the best talking drummer in the world, courtesy of YOMAFA award.
The business tycoon beat other notable drummers in the world to emerge the winner. Below is the biography of Queen Eniola Lias Abiodun Ayangbajumo.
My name is Eniola Lias Abiodun, my stage name is Queen Ayangbajumo. My parents are Mr and mrs Abdulazeez Lias. My father was retired Army from Gbagura town in Abeokuta, Ogun state , while my mother is from Ilesha in Osun State. I was born in Ogenusa Barracks Benin City in the late 70s
I had my elementary School at Army Primary School, Benin, Koko Atan Primary School, Atan- Ota, Ogun State. My secondary school was Ojodu Grammar School, Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos. I also attended Humble Commercial Institute of Secretarial Studies, Ogba, Lagos, NIIT Ikeja Lagos and . Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
I picked the interest from my grandmother, my mum hails from Ilesha, Osun State and her dad was very popular and rich man while he was alive, he had three wives and all of them had three to four set of twins, my mummy was the last set of twins from his first wife.
This period, you have take the twins out to dance and beg for money, but my grandfather who was a rich man did not like that, he decided to do it in his own way by buying all types of drums and inviting all the well known drummers in Oshogbo and Ilesha every last Saturday of every month to come and drum and sing for his twins. He will also invite his friends to join him so they can spray the twins while dancing, all the wives will be singing different lyrics of the Ibeji’s, this happened for many years before he died.
After my secondary school, I joined Alariwo of Africa as a backup artiste. I was with him, when he did an album titled ‘Yawa go gas’ and I left him after some times to face my studies.
However, after I finished from the Poly, I used to do chant (Ewi) in all events I found myself and still beating the drum but, I have not master it then. One day, a male friend introduced me to Lagbaja’s band leader, Mr. Muri Ayangbola and it was him that taught me the nitty-gritty of the job. When I got there, I met Ayanbinrin who had already been learning the job but she later left while I was still there. Ayangbola taught me Apala, Iya-Ilu, Gangan and others.
Ayangbajumo is a multiple award winning drummer and singer with many honours both at home and diaspora.
Queen Ayangbajumo is the CEO of Gbajumo’s pot based in US and Nigeria. One of her albums that sold like pure water was ‘Aroko’ which she released some years ago..
She is the organiser of Ayan-to-gbajumo drummers award. The award is established to honour the drummers both the legends and new entrances.
Ayangbajumo is a caring mother who loves her children with all her heart.