Veteran gospel singer, Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye, has lost her husband, Elder Bola Aragbaye. He was aged 77 before his demise.
Elder Aragbaye died at about 2:30pm on Wednesday January 30th aged 77, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The family in a statement made available by Felix Olasoji said he died on Tuesday at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State Capital following a brief illness.
The deceased worked at the Nigerian Tribune as a journalist under the supervision of Lateef Jakande, who later became an Executive Governor of Lagos state.
He left Nigerian Tribune in 1967 to join The Sketch Press Limited, where he rose to the position of editor before a former Governor of Ondo State, late Adekunle Ajasin appointed him as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), in 1981.
The late Aragbaye who marked his 77th birthday on November 10, 2018 will be remembered for his exemplary leadership and philanthropic gestures.
He is survived by his wife, a music icon and National President of Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (GOMAN), Evangelist Dr. Funmi Aragbaye, children, grandchildren and family members.
The statement said burial arrangements will be announced later.