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Veteran musician and producer, Pa Chris Ajilo, dies at 91

Veteran musician and producer, Pa Chris Ajilo has dead.

Pa Christopher Ajilore hails from Ijebu-Ijesa and died at the age of 91.

The musician died on Saturday morning after he was rushed to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha where he was confirmed dead.

According to his friends, musicians Orlando Julius and Latoya Aduke, Pa Ajilo was hale and hearty when they visited him on Thursday.

“It is a painful loss to us. I took Orlando to see him on Thursday at his house. Pa was so happy,” says Latoya, wife of Orlando Julius.

Ajilo songs include, ‘Eko Gba Gbere’, ‘Ariwo’ and ‘Emi Mimo’.

He is the last of the generation of veterans like Victor Olaiya, Bobby Benson and others that formed the Nigerian Union of Musician, the first guild for musicians.

Ajilo was also a producer for polygraph turned Polygram Records who produced several albums including the most memorable of Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe’s ‘Osondu Owendi.’

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