Nigerian juju singer Tope Ten Ten is one of the new wave of singers from Nigeria that are upgrading the juju music of King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey with a harder rhythms. The improvise nature gives the singer the freedom to allows the singer change the lyrics and harmonies to suit the infectious rhythms been created by the drummer and the taking drummer. The new improvisational style has taken Nigeria by storm that no two performance are ever the same.
Temitope Aboyade took her nickname Ten Ten as her stage name because she is the singer that started the improvisational approach to juju music. King Sunny Ade was happy with the new approach that he invited her to open his many arena shows.
It is fitting that Tope Ten Ten makes her UK debut at the Vortex – the home of jazz improvisation with her incredible band playing music from her double CDs GRATITUDE AND PROGRESS (Estee Temmy Records).