Rotary Club Honours Mabiaku, Others

Afrobeat musician, Dede Mabiaku, was one of the Nigerians who were honoured by the Rotary Club of Maryland on Tuesday, 28 October in Lagos.
The awards, according to Rotarian Austin Eneduwa-George, a past president of the Rotary District, were given to people who have exemplified themselves in their chosen career.
Other awardees of the night are Tola Agboola; a female shoe cobbler and Mr Abayomi Obafemi; a Lagos-based auto mechanic.
Mabiaku, who has carved a niche for himself as one of the protégés of the late afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, received the award for being one of the few persons who defied intimidation to keep afrobeat music alive.
Mabiaku was said to have been disowned by his parents when he decided to pursue a career in music, but his resilience paid-off in the long run.
Speaking shortly after receiving the award, Mabiaku commended the efforts of Rotary Club, particularly in the fight against polio.

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