Daughter of the legendary Juju musician, Ayinke Kujore, revealed to newsmen that her father, “Wonder” Dayo Kujore, died earlier today, after a brief illness.
While the circumstances surrounding his death are yet to be ascertained at press time, a formal announcement is expected to be made by the family.
The late musician was said to have been confirmed dead at the Lagos State University where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
He would have turned 64 on April 4, 2022.
The Soko Extra Crooner was born in Robiyan area of Ogun state on April 4, 1958 to the family of Pa Micheal Odejimi Kujore and Madam Esther Kujore .
The Soko music exponent had his elementary education at African Church Primary School and then proceeded to African Church Secondary School, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
He later attended Soba Technical School Oju Elegba, Lagos before venturing into music.
His emergence on the music scene in 1991, with the album, Super Jet, commanded attention. He launched his career at a time when veterans like Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, and Sir Shina Peters were already household names.
Dayo Kujore played alongside Sir Shina Peters and Segun Adewale in General Prince Adekunle’s band before going solo.
Kujore was popular for his songs such as, Soko Extra, Super Jet, Easy Life, Asiri Ife and so on.
He was about 10 years old when he started playing the guitar.
He went to become a guitarist in his church and brought fame and wealth into his family. His dexterity on the guitar earned him the nickname nicknamed, Wonder Boy.