THROWBACK MUSIC: Alhaji Mamman Shata & His Group – Sabon Jihar Katsina

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Alhaji (Dr) Mamman Shata (born in 1923 in Musawa, Katsina State, Nigeria, died on 18 June 1999) was a Nigerian singer.

He was a well-known griot/musician among the Hausa people of West Africa. His vocals were often accompanied by talking drums, known as kalangu. He performed for the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria and even non-Hausas for more than half a century.

Mamman Shata was one of the best selling Polygram artistes from the north from the 1950e up till the 1980s. He was a highly respected folklorist. He spent about 50–60 years in the music industry.

Alhaji Mamman Shata & His Group released the album- Sabon Jihar Katsina in 1987 under Polygram Records (now Premier Records Ltd).

Check it out below:

  1. Sabon Jihar Katsina
  2. Wakar Muhammadu Dan Kabo

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