The name Yaba has been in existence since 1895.
Yaba had to its name the first of many things in ie Religious activities, Academic activities, Entertainment activities, etc.
Yaba no doubt has been one of the longest reigning entertainment communities spanning 70 years.
Music giants like King Sunny Ade(Ariya ), Fela Kuti ( Kakadu), Ebenezer Obey ( Miliki Spot), Roy Chicago ( Abalabi), Adeolu Akisanya ( Western Hotel) , Victor Olaiya ( Cool Cats Inn), Orlando Owoh ( Watch Tower), Bobby Benson ( Hotel Bobby), and others all reached the peak of their career in Yaba Community and had popular playing spots in Yaba and its environ.
The Yaba Evergreen Happy Hour was a collaboration between Evergreen Musical Company and Yaba Local Government. The intent was to promote continuously the agelong tradition of livebands in that community while at the same time acknowledge great musicians who have contributed greatly to music in Nigeria.
This event which held on December 15th had in attendance music lovers from different walks of life.
The high point of the event was when two popular musicians got acknowledged with award and cash gifts for their toil and creativity.
The Chairman of the event, Hon Kayode Omiyale ( Chairman of Yaba Local Government)who presented the award and cash gift encouraged the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award Yinka Davies and Prince Segun Adewale not to relent in their efforts.
The popular and fast growing MFM Band was at the event to Serenade the audience with some popular highlife music. Also on the band stand was Royal Bell Band that took the audience captive with popular Old tunes of Lagos. Lady Julie and Omileyan were also there to serenade the crowd while Yemi Sodimu one of the best thespians in Nigeria was compere the event.