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OSUMARE

Osumare means "rainbow" in the Western Nigerian language Yoruba. Tola Sholana founded three Osumare bands in order to perform various flavors of traditional Yoruba music, combined with western music styles and elements. These bands would be happy to play for you at weddings, corporate events and church celebrations and give concerts on various occasions. Tola Sholana is bandleader, producer and singer. He plays guitars, drums and balafon and releases CDs under his own label.

Osumare Beats (modern)
Osumare music is a creative mix of African root percussion rhythms, chants, Afro jazz, highlife and Afro-beats.
Osumare Drums (traditional)
Osumare Drums is a Percussion group that apart from performing original African traditional music, entertain their fans with dancing steps and interesting stories about  the African lifestyles and tradition.
Juju Music
Juju Music was made popular by King Sunny Ade from Western Nigeria, it is the traditional party music of the Yorubas but it is danced all over West Africa.

Upcoming Shows

7January

Juju Music

Munich

Concert with special guests

Tickets at the box office

20 May

African Night

Poing

With Osumare Beats and special guests

Tickets at the box offic

Our Band Members

The members of Osumare Drums are from Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Tobago. Osumare combines different modern and original African musical instruments like Egitar, Keybord, Drums, Talking Drums, Djembe, Agogo, Sekere, Akuba, Balofon or Kora to create the modern or the original sounds of Africa.

Tola Sholana
Bandleader, E-Guitar, Drum, Balafon, Vocals
Cheick Nguer
Lead Djembe
Sir Lancelott Scott
Keyboard, Djembe Solo
Band Member
Djembe, Drums
Band Member
Djembe Solo

OSUMARE BEATS. Concert in Ingolstadt, Germany June 2012

Ingolstadt, 2012
African Beats I

OSUMARE BEATS at the Afrikafest Ingolstadt, June 2014

Ingolstadt, 2014
African Beats II

JUJU MUSIC. By Tola Osumare

Munich, 2006
Juju Music I

JUJU MUSIC. Dance with me by Tola Osumare

Munich, 2006
Juju Music II

JUJU MUSIC. Baba je kin tegbe by Tola Osumare

Munich, 2007
Juju Music III

OSUMARE BEATS. Corso Leopold 2011, Music from Africa, Nigeria, Musical Dreams, Radio Lora 92.4

Munich, 2011
Modern African Music

OSUMARE DRUMS (Jalolo-Jalolo). Osumare Drums, Munich Live, Völkerkundemuseum

Munich, 2008
Traditional African Music

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Osumare Beats have represented Afica in the five continets music project in Munich Germany.

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Discography

Tola has taken part in more than fifty recordings and has worked with many top musicians in both Nigeria and Germany. Apart from leading a dance and a percussion group, it is not uncommon for Tola to perform and entertain fans in a solo one man show, which makes him a music all-rounder.
Amongst some of his Discography in Germany are: