The Bonsue-Fuji maestro said some of the qualities he admired most in the late musical legend were his humility, devotion to his career and his ardent promotion of Nigerian culture.
“He was a humble man, devoted to his career and had great love for Nigerian culture which he promoted. It is indeed a huge loss for Africa and our great nation, Nigeria,” he said.
NAN reports that Olaiya died after a brief illness on Wednesday afternoon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
The “Baby Jowo” crooner retired from his musical career in 2017 and had some hit tracks like: “Omopupa”; “Jemila”; “So fun mi”; “Tina Meta”; “Pambotoriboto”; “Aigana”; “Odale Ore”; “Mo Fe Muyan”; Opataritius”; “Omolanke”, among others. (NAN).