Queen Salawa Abeni , popular Waka singer turned 59 on Tuesday, 5 May, 2020.
The birthday girl took to the social media to celebrate herself.
She wrote a note to herself and shared a video of her lovely photos:
Alihamidulilahi oo, modupe modupe… thanking Almighty Allah for another year.🙏 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me. Please rejoice with me my family. 💃💃💃. Thank you @besteditorstudio for this beautiful collage. @musicvibes9ja.
Salawa Avenue has every reason to thank God.Two years ago, QSA took a break from music after a brief illness she battled and eventually survived.
Abeni who was crowned the ‘Queen of Waka Music’ by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, in 1976, after the release of her debut album titled, ‘Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed’, became one of the top female artistes in Yoruba genre to sell more than one million copies of the album in Nigeria. She was married to Kollington Ayinla until 1994, when they went their separate ways.