Music Legend Adedara Arunraloja Oba Passes on

Another music legend, High Chief Adedara Arunraloja Oba, has passed on.

High Chief Adedara Arunraloja Oba, who is the initiator of Adamo Ijesa music gave up the ghost in the middle of the night at the age of 92 years in Ilesa.

This comes less than a week after the iconic Afrobeats musician, Orlando Julius died.

Meanwhile, the death of the foremost Adamo-Ijesa singer, High Chief Adedara Arunra-lojaoba has been described as the end of an era in indigenous music in Nigeria.

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

The district head of Orogba, Ilesa, Osun state, where the music legend’s house is situated, Chief Omoniyi Ojo who confirmed his death to our correspondent, said Chief Adedara’s sense of humor made his lyrics a must listen to.

Similarly, another traditional leader, Chief Akinwande Akinola remarked that the Chief Adedara would not be forgotten in a hurry especially because of his style of music.

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 the deceased left behind a footprint on the sand of time, stating that his legacy will live long among the Ijesas.

Isaac Haastrup


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