Death of Elemure will bring hardship – Family


Ikole (Ekiti) – The death of Chief Elemure Ogunyemi, a popular Ekiti traditional musician, has been described as a big blow that will bring hardship to the family.
Mr Albert Ogunyemi, a senior brother of the deceased, said on Thursday in Ikole-Ekiti that the Elemure was the only benefactor that the entire family depended upon.
He said he rendered unquantifiable assistance to every member of the family for years.
“He was a great ambassador of the family who brought the name of the family to limelight, and people respected the family due to his status in Ikole and the entire Ekiti.
“His death was a surprise; he had been ill for some time now but we did not envisage that it could lead to death,’’ he said.
The family spokesperson said he was preparing to travel to Ado-Ekiti where the deceased was residing when the news of his death was made known to him on Thursday morning.
He payed God to grant the family members the fortitude to bear the loss.
Family members and friends are mourning the passage of the musician.
The deceased, aged 67, held the title of Elejoka of Isaba, one of the highest chieftaincy title in the community.(NAN)

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