Ayinla Omowura’s Lead Drummer, Adewole Onilu-Ola Is Dead
Lead drummer of legendary Apala musician, Ayinla Omowura, Alhaji Rahman Adewole Oniluola is dead.
He died at the age of 97 years in his hometown, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
His remains will be buried today (Wednesday) at his Keesi residence in Abeokuta, according to Islamic injunctions.
The news of his passage was made public through one of his children, Kamilu Adewole.
The nonagenarian died barely one month after he celebrated his 97th birthday, which was witnessed by the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.
Reacting to the news of Adewole’s death, the Baamofin of Egbaland, Chief Sunny Olurotimi Oduntan, described the late Adewole as “one of the best talking drummers” in the history of Egba nation.
He said, “Last night, we lost one of the best talking drummers in Egba history, Alhaji Adewole Alao Onilu Ola.
“He was the lead drummer of Ayinla Omowura Apala Group until the tragic death of Alhaji Ayinla Omowura in 1980.
“We celebrated Baba Adewole’s 97th birthday on the 28th of November, 2020 and he died on the 30th of December. We thank God for his life!
“Baba Adewole Alao, please tell Ayinla Omowura that Snr AGSOBA, Brother Tunde Kelani (TK) has immortalised both of you in his new film “Ayinla Ko Ku”. Baba Adewole Alao, omo oniya omebi ….O digbere oooo!!!”
Source: Within Nigeria
Bishop Kukah told to resign from National Peace Committee immediately
Bishop Matthew Kukah has been asked to resign from the General Abdul Salaam-led National Peace Committee.
Making the call is the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST by the director of the organization, Prof Ishaq Akintola.
Recall that Bishop Kukah of the Sokoto Archdiocese of the Catholic Church had in his Christmas message to Nigerians, bemoaned the nepotism which, according to him, has characterised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The cleric claimed there could have been a coup or war in the country if a non-Nothern Muslim was the president in the last five years and did some of the things Buhari is doing.
MURIC said it believes that those comments by the cleric are inconsistent with his status, particularly as the secretary of Nigeria’s Peace Committee.
“How did such a belligerent combatant emerge as the secretary of Nigeria’s Peace Committee? What good can come from a man who is filled with hate and bias for a large section of the country?” MURIC’s statement asked.
“We demand that Kukah should honourably recuse himself from the Peace Committee. Failure to do so will have a devastating effect of discrediting that committee. It will mean that the committee was set up in the first place for a partisan purpose,” the group said.
According to MURIC, Muslims in Nigeria will no longer have any confidence in the committee, adding that the committee may as well be disbanded.
MURIC wondered why the committee had remained silent ever since the Bishop released the statement, adding that this may be interpreted to mean that the secretary is holding members of the committee to ransom.
MURIC called for the immediate review of the composition and operation of the Peace Committee.