Chris Ajilo, ‘Eko O Gba Gbere’ singer, dies at 91

Pa Chris Ajilo

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) on Sunday mourned the death of the veteran musician, Chris Ajilo, who died at the age of 91.

Chris Ajilo, the ‘Eko O Gba Gbere’ crooner died in his Ijebu-Ijesha hometown in Osun on Saturday, Feb.20 after a brief illness.

Tony Okoroji, Chairman of COSON, in a statement, while paying tribute to the highlife veteran, said that Nigeria had lost an irreplaceable music icon.

Nigeria has lost an irreplaceable music icon in the passing to glory of the boundless Chris Ajilo.

I worked with the great Chris Ajilo in so many endeavors. In each case, his dedication, humility and contributions were first class.

He was a member of my Executive Council in the golden years of PMAN. He was also the General Manager of Performing & Mechanical Rights Society (PMRS) while I was the chairman.

There is no doubt that Chris Ajilo laid the foundation stone on which COSON was built.

While he had retired before the transition of PMRS to COSON, he remained an unflinching member of COSON.


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