In this article, we would be taking a look at 4 Nigerian veteran singers that have died this year, and the cause of their deaths.
1. Sir Victor Uwaifo
Last month, legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo, passed away.
The veteran singer whose hit songs like 'Joromi,' 'Mami Water,' and 'Guitar Boy' made him famous died after battling pneumonia, an infection which causes an inflammation of over or both lungs.
2. Pa Chris Ajilo
In February, Legendary highlife singer, Pa Chris Ajilo, was reported to have passed away.
According to reports, the veteran singer died in a hospital due to health complications arising form severe malaria. The singer died at the age of 92.
3. Felix Odey
In July, Veteran highlife musician, Felix Odey, who was popularly known as Feladey was reported dead.
According to reports, the musician who popularised Rex Lawson’s ‘Sawale’ in the 90s and the subsequent single, ‘Band Boys’ died due to health complications arising from a fever.
4. Sound Sultan
Another popular Nigerian singer whose death shook the Nigerian entertainment industry this year is Sound Sultan.
The Veteran Nigerian singer and actor died at the age of 44 following a long battle with cancer. Olanrewaju Fasasi, aka Sound Sultan, passed away on the 11th of July, 2021.
A number of Nigerian celebrities stormed the United States for his burial, as the Nigerian Basketball Association also took a moment to honour the popular musician during the Olympics.
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