Osayomore Joseph is a well-known activist musician and freedom fighter who has a long history of using music to criticize local and national government wrongdoing. Efewedo, “Baba Na Wa,” “Leave us alone,” and “Evil days postponed” are among Osayomore’s pidgin English songs.
After releasing several albums between 1976 and 1979, he went to Benin to pursue his profession, which was gaining popularity among Edo people in Benin. Thanks to his musical expertise, he was able to merge contemporary popular music such as funk, Afrobeat, and highlife with Edo’s traditional songs and rhythms, garnering him fans across Nigeria as well as among the increasing Edo populations in the United States and Europe.
Osayomore Joseph Has Passed Away: Death Cause Revealed
Osayomore Joseph, the legendary Benin musician, died on June 11th, 2022. In the Nigerian village of Ugha, near Benin City in the state of Edo, the late artist was born. On the other hand, the cause of Osayomore Joseph’s death has yet to be revealed on the internet.
He was dubbed “Benin’s Fela Kuti” because, like Fela, he was imprisoned for protesting the authorities with his music. His anti-government, anti-corruption, and educational songs, which he sang in Edo and pidgin English, attracted a global audience.
Osayomore Joseph Age And Wikipedia
Osayomore Joseph, who was 69 years old when he died, passed away at the age of 69. He was born at Ugha village in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, on October 29, 1952. Joseph Osayomore was born in Ugha, a small village near Benin City.
Furthermore, he relocated to Lagos. He began his musical career as a member of the Nigerian army officers’ mess band when he was 19 years old. He honed his flute and guitar talents while in the band. In 1976, Osayomore Joseph broke out and began publishing his own songs, inspired by Sir Victor Uwaifo, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and King Sunny Ade.
Osayomore Joseph’s Wife And Net Worth
Osayomore Joseph’s wife, a well-known musician, was fatally shot in October 2017. Ambassador Joseph was kidnapped in his hamlet of Oroville, near Benin City, by gunmen suspected of being kidnappers. In the process, his wife was allegedly shot in the head.
Soon after performing at the Oba of Benin’s one-year coronation celebration, Osayomore Joseph was tragically abducted. Before being liberated, he was held captive for 30 days. In December 2017, he released 30 Days and 30 Nights in the Evil Forest (Supreme Disk), a new CD about his experience in the swamp. At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated to be $1 million USD.