The renowned music promoter died on Monday, June 17, 2024 at 77. He was born on October 29, 1946.


His family announced his demise on Tuesday, in a statement by Mr Bunmi Esho, adding that his burial arrangements would be announced in due course.


Bunmi said Esho died in Lagos after a brief illness.


“We announce the passing unto glory of our Patriarch, Mr Samuel Babafemi Esho popularly known and referred to as “Baba Esho”, Baba Musician, etc.


“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 genres of Indigenous music,” the statement read.


In his lifetime, Esho made significant contributions to the preservation and promotion of diverse Nigerian music styles, including Highlife, Juju, Sakara, Apala, and Afrobeat, leaving a lasting legacy in the music industry.


Source : Abimbola Esho

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