Family confirms death of legendary music promoter, Femi Esho

The death of legendary music promoter and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Musical Company Limited, Femi Esho, has been confirmed by members of his family.

In a statement signed and released by Bunmi Esho on behalf of the family on Tuesday, Femi died at the age of 77 in Lagos on Monday during a brief illness.

“We announce the passing unto glory of our Patriarch, Mr Samuel Babafemi Esho popularly known and referred to as ‘Baba Esho’, Baba Musician, etc.

“Baba Esho departed to greater glory on Monday 17th June 2024 after a brief illness at the age of 77 years.

“Baba Esho until his demise was the Chairman of the Evergreen Musical Company as well as the Founder of the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation.

“Baba Esho was a mentor and ‘encyclopedia’ to many ‘Highlife music aficionados.

“He will be remembered as one who gave so much of himself to see to the ‘immortality’ of the musical works of Nigerian Highlife, Juju, Sakara, Apala, Afrobeat and a crop of other Nigerian/African genres of Indigenous music,” the statement read.

The family added that burial arrangements would be announced in due course.