Saturday, July 19, 2008



THE Governor of Edo state Prof. oserheimen Osundor has describe the late music icon Sonny Okosun as illustrious son of Nigeria and a pride of Africa who distinguished himself with his inspirational liberation and anti-apartheid songs.

He said this during the lying in state of the late musician organized by the Edo state and the national burial committee at the Samuel Ogdemudia stadium Benin .

The ceremony which witness a large crowd include member of the Edo state house of Assembly who came to pay their last respect for the late music icon.

Son of the late music legend Friday Okosun said he was stunned with the type of honor given to his late dad “this is a sign Edo state appreciated the contribution my dad has made”.

However the remains of Sonny Okosun also arrived Lagos for the song of service which was held at the House of Prayer Church Ogba Lagos.

Speaking at the service pastor Jerry Oyenibjie said people should emulate the good work of the late music icon .

However Sonny Okosun will be buried today (Friday) at the sitting room of his Lagos residence.

Meanwhile the funeral ceremony of the popular movie star Prince Muyideen Alade Aromire has today started with prayer sessions at the Lagos television ground and also an Artiste night at the national Art Theatre in honor of the late movie Legend.

Late Aromire is scheduled to be buried along side with his entertainment counterpart Sonny Okosun in Lagos today.

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