One of Nigeria’s most famous traditional musicians, Alhaja Batuli Alake, is dead.
According to information made available by a star television producer, Babajide Morounfolu, Alake will be buried at 4pm on Saturday.
She will be buried in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.
Alake was popular for her incursion into the wake genre of Nigerian music.
She once told Morounfolu in an interview that her father was also into music.
Her father played the sakara genre of Nigerian music.
She was 78 when she died.
One of the greatest musicians of her time, Alhaji YK Ajadi, an apala maestro, has mourned the passage of Alake.
Ajadi who just left Alake’s house in Ijebu Igbo, told Morounfolu in an interview, that her death was a great loss.
“Yes, she was 78, but never wore the look,” Ajadi said.
He also confirmed that there are a lot of musicians already in Ijebu Igbo to pay their last respect to the great waka musician.
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