Renowned juju musician, Otunba Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, a.k.a. King Sunny Ade(KSA), has lost one of his wives, identified as Mama Ronke.
http://www.nigeriafilms.com learnt that the deceased mother of four died at a private hospital, at Akitan Street, Ojuelegba, Lagos, on Wednesday night, after a brief illness.
A source at the hospital told http://www.nigeriafilms.com that the woman died a few hours after her husband (King Sunny Ade) visited her in the hospital. She was hospitalised about a week ago. It was gathered that the popular juju artiste could not speak with his wife during his visit, as she was sleeping when he came.
He was said to have left a message for her, only to be told later that his wife had died. One of King Sunny Ade’s aides, who confirmed the death, added that the woman’s church members were planning to bury her yesterday, at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.
It was learnt that she worshipped with a sect known as The Jah Family. At the church, located on Awoyokun Street, Onipanu, Lagos, she was fondly called ‘Kafidel.’
When http://www.nigeriafilms.com visited her residence, in Ilaje, Bariga yesterday, neighbours were seen in groups, discussing the life and times of the deceased. One of the sympathisers told http://www.nigeriafilms.com that she felt sorry because the deceased’s mother is still alive. Efforts to speak with King Sunny Ade on the death proved abortive, as he was said to be in a sad mood, having lost two wives in a year. One of his wives reportedly died of cancer, sometime in the first quarter of this year.