Veteran Juju musician, Dayo Kujore, has died at the age of 69.
Kujore who was among the modern-day pioneers of the Nigerian-styled musical art form is said to have died on Monday, according to his daughter, Ayinke Dayo- Kujore.
Details of the nature of the ‘Soko Extra’ crooner’s death are yet to be revealed as a formal announcement is expected to be made by the family.
Kujore was born on the 4th of April, 1953 in Igbore Robiyan, Abeokuta, Ogun State, to parents who were clerics of the African Church.
As a child, Kujore joined the choir in his local church and learnt how to play musical instruments such as the guitar, and the piano which made him fall in love with music.
Travelling Juju musicians who came to his village to perform at special events spotted the young Kujore’s talent and invited him to join them during their performances, which he did.
He performed with the likes of Chief Composer Jossy Olu Oguntade, MD Jaiyesinmi as well as Prince Adekunle and went on to form a band called the Superstars with other youths.
His music career peaked in the 1990s when he created soko music, a brand of Juju music and also collaborated with the late Tina Onwudiwe (African Oyinbo).
He is survived by his wife and children.