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Dan Maraya Jos - Wakar Malalaci

Dan Maraya Jos - Wakar Malalaci
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His full original name was Adamu Wayya Maraya, and he was born in 1946 in Bukur, near Jos, Plateau State, located in North-central Nigeria.
Dan Maraya whose name literally means “The Little Orphan of Jos” was widely known for his use of trademark Kuntigi (a small, single-stringed traditional lute normally oval-shaped sardine covered with goatskin) while performing his famous praise songs.


His songs were very famous in throughout the Hausa part of the country, as he was invited to sing in traditional gatherings, marriages and different other local and national ceremonies. His first and perhaps the most popular of his music isWak'ar Karen Mota(meaning "Song of the Driver's Mate). Others include Jawabin Aure (meaningDiscourse on Marriage), Auren Dole (meaningForced Marriage), and Gulma-Wuya (The Busybody). Dan Maraya died on 20 June 2015.

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