The home of veteran musician, Victor Olaiya, has, contrary to expectation, been deserted by friends and fans.
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The ‘Baby Jowo’ crooner had died on Wednesday aged 89.
When our correspondent visited his home in Olaiya Avenue, Aguda, Surulere, only three guests, who are his neighbours, were seen on the premises. Also, the condolence register opened in his honour only had two names.
A family member of the late entertainer declined speaking, saying she is not authorized to speak to the press.
Also, a visit to his Stadium Hotel also did not show signs of mourning as activities were in full swing. No pictures, no registers or anything to honour the late Olaiya was seen in the hotel.
Also, shops and businesses around were open and operated without any sign of grief or sadness.
A vulcanizer, who pleaded to be anonymous, told our correspondent that the veteran will be missed.
“We heard that baba Olaiya is dead. May his soul rest in peace. I’m sure his family will miss him,” he said.
Also, another man who identified himself as Lekan, condoled with the family of the singer.
“The music industry and his family will miss him. From the little I know about him, his songs were really nice. May his soul rest in peace.”
Olaiya’s death was announced in a statement by Bimbo Esho, the managing director of Evergreen Music Company.
In the statement, the veteran singer was said to have have died while on admission at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).