Abstract: Music and music education in traditional society in Nigeria is of antiquity. It has played an important role in the inculcation of values and transmission of knowledge among the Yoruba, one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. The moral tone of the society was reinforced by various types of music before the introduction of Western music and the value of traditional music as culture and moral enforcer has not been given any serious academic attention. The thrust of this presentation, therefore, is Apala music in Yorubaland with special emphasis on Haruna Ishola, popularly known as Baba n Gani Agba, a legend in Apala music. The study presents a discussion and analysis of importance of proverbs used by Haruna Ishola in communication and highlights their significance as an instrument for inculcating moral values, ethical changes, transmission of culture, conservation and agent of culture preservation from one generation to another.
R.O. Ajetunmobi and Adewale Adepoju, 2013. Transforming African Nations Through Indigenous Music: A Study of Haruna Isholas Apala Music. The Social Sciences, 8: 29-33.