‘Eko O Gba Gbere’ Singer, Chris Ajilo, Dies At 91

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A veteran Nigerian highlife singer, Chris Ajilo, has died at the age of 91.

The ‘Eko O Gba Gbere’ crooner reportedly passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Ilesha, Osun state, after a brief illness.

His death was confirmed by Michael Odiong, general manager of Premier Music, Ajilo’s record label.

The singer, whose full name is Christopher Ajilore, hails from Ijebu-Ijesa in Osun state. He was born in Lagos on December 26, 1929. He left Nigeria in 1946 as a stowaway, eventually arriving in England.

Ajilo is considered one of the last of the generation, including the likes of Victor Olaiya and Bobby Benson.

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