Veteran gospel singer Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye has lost her husband.
Elder Bola Aragbaye died on Tuesday at about 2:30pm at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, capital of Oyo State of undisclosed ailment.
He was 77 years.
The deceased, a seasoned journalist, was husband to Aragbaye, who sang the ever green Ijoba Orun Ku De De album in the 80s.
A statement on Wednesday by Felix Olasoji for the family said: “During his lifetime, he worked at the Nigerian Tribune as a professional journalist under the supervision of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who later became an Executive Governor of Lagos state.
“He left Nigerian Tribune in 1967 to join The Sketch Press Limited, where he rose to the position of editor before a former Governor of Ondo State, late Chief Adekunle Ajasin appointed him as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) in 1981.
“The late Elder Aragbaye who marked his 77th birthday on November 10, 2018 will be remembered for his exemplary leadership and philanthropic gestures to all who came his way.”
He is survived by his wife, a music icon and National President of Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (GOMAN), Evangelist Dr. Funmi Aragbaye, children, grandchildren and family members.
The statement said burial arrangements will be announced later.