Less than a week after that veteran afro-highlife musician, Orlando Julius died, another music Legend, High Chief Adedara Arunralojaoba has passed on

Arunralojaoba, the originator of Adamo Ijesa music gave up the ghost at 92 in Ilesa, Osun state in the early hours of Thursday.

The district head of Orogba, Ilesa, Osun State, where the music legend’s house is situated, Chief Omoniyi Ojo who confirmed his death

The iconic singer was famous for his tracks Miliki Danfo, Ase ye nitemi, Oro yi a dariwo bee jen fe among others.

Meanwhile, his death has been described as the end of an era in indigenous music in Nigeria.

Fans and clan of the iconic Adamo singer said his exit had left a big vacuum in the music industry.

The district head of Orogba, Ilesa, Chief Omoniyi Ojo said Chief Adedara’s sense of humor made his lyrics a must to listen to by his fans.

Similarly, another traditional leader, Chief Akinwande Akinola remarked that the legendary of Chief Adedara would not be forgotten in a hurry not only for originating the genre, but because his music remained evergreen at any ijesa function within and outside the country.

In his contribution, a socialist, Mr Kolawole Fasugba noted that the indigenous Ijesa music symbol had played his part very well and called on young adamo singers to keep his music style alive.

Also speaking, an ijesa man in the diaspora , Mr Akin Ajayi Obe said Chief Adedara left behind a footprint on the sand of time, stating that his legacy will live long among the ijesas.

 

RADIO NIGERIA

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