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Meet Yinka Farinde: The Undisputed King of Juju Beats in Canada



Yinka Farinde is a Nigerian-born Canada based singer; who has carved a niche for himself in the music industry of Canada and the Nigerian community of Canada in general.
Omoniyi Adeyinka Farinde was born in the city of Osogbo in Osun State, he started his music carrier at the age of 10 as a member of the choir of Okanla Baptist Church as a self-taught drummer, including conga, drum set, talking drum and percussions since his primary school days.
He traveled to Canada in 1984 and later formed his first band in 1994 called; the New Horizon, which was subsequently changed to ‘Yinka & The Juju Beats’.
Yinka has been promoting multiculturalism in Canada and as a musician for over two decades; he is the founder of the first Nigerian Musical Band, first Nigerian Musical and Video Promoter; and he recently host the likes of Shina Akanni and Tolu Obey, who performed in Toronto, Canada.
Yinka Farinde was also the first to start the sewing and embroidery of African clothes, which contributed to the growth of indigenous fashion business among the Nigerian community in Canada.
And also a volunteer and board member of Victory and Praise Christian Ministry, he plays an integral role in the daily operations of the organization.
He has been giving his time freely to further advance the music department of the church since the past seventeen years and because of his expert tutelage; he teaches youths on how to play the keyboard and drums and makes them useful as a keyboardists and drummers to the community.