Beautiful Nubia

Composer, arranger and bandleader Segun Akinlolu (aka Beautiful Nubia) was born in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1968. Many of Beautiful Nubia songs become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

Beautiful Nubia studied veterinary medicine at the University of Ibadan and worked for 8 years in that field before becoming a full time artist. In 1997, he adopted his curious stage name in homage to the exploits and glory of ancient Nubia. A year later, he formed a backing group of young musicians to which he gave the name The Roots Renaissance Band. In 2010, he founded the EniObanke Music Festival (EMUfest), a multi-city annual festival of folk and roots music.

In October 2016, he was conferred with the award of ‘Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) in Art' by ESEP Le Berger University, Republic of Benin for his body of work.

Often hailed as a "Prophet", "Philosopher-musician", "King of Melody", etc., Beautiful Nubia makes original music built on rich folkloric traditions and native wisdom but the message is universal in thrust and theme.

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Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band Albums
Music albums released as Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band:
• Huruhara (2021)
• Apejo (2019)
• Atunluto (2018)
• Amunudun (2018)
• Iwa (2016)
• Táabákú (2016)
• Odds and Ends (2016)
• Soundbender (2015)
• Keere (2014)
• Oriojori-Eternal Spirits (2012)
• Sun No Dey Sleep (2011)
• Irinajo (2009)
• Kilòkilò (2007)
• Fere (2006)
• Awilele (2004)
• Jangbalajugbu (2002)

Beautiful Nubia Albums
• Music albums released as Beautiful Nubia:
• Brand New Tales from a Small Room (2021)
• Several More Tales from a Small Room (2020)
• Even More Tales from a Small Room (2019)
• More Tales from a Small Room (2017)
• Tales from a Small Room (2017)
• Voice From Heaven (1999)
• Seven Lifes (1997)

Live Albums:
• Essential Work (2021)
• Live Concert Series V (2018)
• Live Concert Series IV (2017)
• Live Concert Series III (2017)
• Live Concert Series II (2016)
• Live Concert Series I (2013)

Instrumental Albums:
• Rhythms of the Way (Instrumentals Vol. 2, 2020)
• Instrumentals Vol. 1 (2019)

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