Joseph Osayomore popular Edo highlife singer and activist has died.
The veteran artiste died at age 69, five months before his 70th birthday.
The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Edo chapter announced his death on Saturday, June 11.
Comrade Willy Eghe-Nova, PMAN Administrator/Governor, Edo State Chapter said in a statement;
“PMAN has this Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2022, lost a great member and music legend, Ambassador Osayomore Joseph. May his creative soul rest in peace.”
Chairman of COSON, Chief Tony Okoroji also confirmed his death.
He said; “I have just learnt of the passing on of the very vibrant and effervescent music maestro with his roots in the ancient Benin kingdom, the great Osayomore Joseph.
“The late Ulele Power King as he was known by his many fans was my friend.
“There is no doubt that the unforgettable Osayomore Joseph came, saw and conquered.
“Osayomore may have travelled but his Ulele Power sound will continue to boom in the hearts of the many who love him. “
Osayomore was a great singer in his time. He was known for criticizing corruption in his songs.
He was born on October 29, 1952, in Ugha village near Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.