One of Nigeria’s music legends, Ambassador Osayomore Joseph is dead.

Osayomore Joseph, whose passage was announced on Saturday by the Edo State Chapter of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), died five months to his 70th birthday.

According to a statement by Comrade Willy Eghe-Nova, PMAN Administrator/Governor, Edo State Chapter, “PMAN has this Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2022, lost a great member and music legend, Ambassador Osayomore Joseph. May his creative soul rest in peace.”

Osayomore Joseph was born on October 29, 1952, in Ugha village near Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

He had a reputation as a freedom fighter, an activist musician with a long history of criticizing local and national political corruption through his music.

Osayomore’s music chartbusters ‘Efewedo’, ‘Baba Na Wa,’ ‘Leave us alone,’ ‘Evil days postponed’ are all in pidgin English.

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