Legendary Highlife Musician Pa Chris Ajilo Is Dead

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Pa Chris Ajilo

Pa Chris Ajilo, legendary highlife singer, has died malaria at age of 92.

According singer’ caregiver, David Ekanem, highlife singer had been battling malaria since last week. He died a hospital this morning at 10:30 am

Ekanem said, “What happened is that he had malaria last week, so, we gave him malaria medication. The malaria persisted, and as there was no improvement after three days, we rushed him a hospital at Ilesha, but there was no bed space.

“I took him two hospitals at Ile-Ife as well, but there were no bed spaces there; so, I had take him back . A was attending him at . Yesterday, I noticed that there was no improvement, so, I had to rush him to another hospital at Ilesha. I was there him since yesterday, but he died today at 10:30 am. He had been battling malaria; the even carried out a -19 test on him but he tested negative.”

Ajilo known for his classic songs, Eko Gba Gbere, Ariwo and Emi Mimo is the last of a generation of veterans like Victor Olaiya, Bobby Benson and others that formed the Nigerian Union of Musician, the first guild for musicians.