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Highlife Music Promoter, “Baba Esho”, Dies at 77


Highlife Music Promoter, “Baba Esho”, Dies At 77

Foremost highlife music promoter, Mr. Samuel Babafemi Esho is dead.

He died on Monday June 17, 2024 after a brief illness. He was 77 years old.

A statement by the family, signed by Bunmi Esho announced the passing unto glory of the patriarch, Mr Samuel Babafemi Esho popularly known and referred to as “Baba Esho”, Baba Musician, etc

It said that Baba Esho departed to greater glory on Monday 17th June 2024 after a brief illness at the age of 77 years.

“Baba Esho until his demise was the Chairman of the Evergreen Musical Company as well as the Founder of the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation.

Baba Esho was a mentor and “encyclopedia” to many ‘Highlife music aficionados.

He will be remembered as one who gave so much of himself to see to the “immortality” of the musical works of Nigerian Highlife, Juju, Sakara, Apala, Afrobeat and a crop of other Nigerian/African genre of indigenous music.

The family will announce the burial arrangements in due course.”