Shoreline, Washington, USA

I am Mohammed Shaibu. My band is Soyaya (means love and affection in Hausa). We play African Palmwine and Highlife Music, the indigenous African Rhythm & Blues. Happy music. I play one acoustic guitar, talking drum and vocals. I am accompanied by three African percussionists. African dancer too.


I was born in Ghana West Africa. I have been a professional musician for more then 30 years. Now I have my own bands and did previously play for many years with a lot of famous African musicians like the original Afro Beat master- O.J. Ekemode and the Nigerian All-Stars, the famous Fela Kuti's drummer-Tony Allen, the originator of Juju Music- I.K. Diaro of Nigeria, the famous African drummer- Baba Olatunje and many more.


I am working in the studio now, for my new CD. It will be all new original music. I have one CD now called Gwuro also consisting of original music. If you want to know more visit my website: or go to YouTube with my name MrMSHAIBU. You will find a lot of interesting things about me and my band. Thank you.

Set List

Mohammed Shaibu : Acoutic guitar/vocals/talking drum (1 mic.& DI)
Yaw Amponsah : Asanti drums & vocal (3 mics.)
Diego Coy : Djunjun (2 mics.)
Etienne Capko : Ewe drums (3 mics.)
and guest if the venue is large.