Veteran Juju Musician, Dayo Kujore, Dies At 63

One of Nigeria’s most famous juju musician, Idowu Adedayo Kujore, has passed on at 63.

Kujore, who was among the pioneers of the Nigerian styled musical art form is said to have died on Monday, according to his daughter, Atinuke Kujore.

As at the time of filing this report, circumstances surrounding the ‘Soko Extra’ crooner’s death are yet to be revealed as a formal announcement is expected to be made by the family.

Dayo Kujore was born into the family of Elder and Mrs Kujore in Igbore compound, Egba, Abeokuta, Ogun State in 1958.

He started playing the guitar and keyboard at a tender age and he displayed great musical dexterity, which earned him the name ‘Wonder Boy.’

Kujore took interest in playing musical instrument at African church in Igbore in Ogun state while his elder brother was a choirmaster.

He got motivated to begin singing by listening to the likes of Prince Adekunle, Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade’s songs and also attended their performances.

For his elementary education, he attended African church primary school and then went to African church secondary School for his post elementary education in Igbore, Abeokuta.

From there, he went to Soba technical school in Ojuelegba in Lagos State where he trained as an engineer.

Kujore is survived by several wives and lovely children, including Ayinke Kujore who is following the footsteps of her father in the entertainment industry as a radio/TV and red carpet show host.

May his soul rest in peace.

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