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The Nigerian Music Industry Mourns Chris Ajilo’s

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Veteran highlife musician, Pa Christopher Ajilo also known as Chris Ajilo is dead. He died at his home town in Ijebu-Ijesha, Osun State on Saturday at 91

The death of the music legend and octogenerian saxophonist who was one of the pioneers of highlife music in Nigeria, who ruled the airwaves in the 50s to 80s, and was also involved in music production and arrangement with Polygram Records for many years, brought a lot of reactions from the music industry.

Music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey; popular folk singer, Jimi Solanke, and others have reacted to the death of the highlife music legend, Another top musician, Orlando Julius Ekemode; popular folklore musician Segun Akinlolu, popularly known as Beautiful Nubia and Fuji act, Ramon Akani (aka RK1), have also eulogised the ‘Eko O Gba Gbere’ crooner. He was said that is personality as a perfect gentleman stood him out and also earned him much respect in the industry to the extent of serving in various capacities of industry, including, the General Manager of Performing and Mechanical Rights Society of Nigeria for many years.

Obey condole with his children and family, just as he prayed that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss. He said that Ajilo is the last of a generation of veterans like Victor Olaiya, Bobby Benson, and others that formed the Nigerian Union of Musicians, the first guild for musicians.

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