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Pioneer Juju Musician, General Prince Adekunle Passes On

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One of Nigeria’s pioneers of Juju music, General Prince Adekunle died in the early hours of yesterday, September 2, 2017.

Before his death, General Prince Adekunle was a Nigerian Jùjú musician. He is of Egba origin, from Abeokuta in Ogun State. Prince Adekunle has been a major innovator and force in the jùjú music scene, with his distinctive driving Afrobeat style. Famous musicians such as Sir Shina Peters and Segun Adewale started their careers playing with his band, the Western Brothers. Although he toured in England in the early 1970s, he did not become well known outside Nigeria.

May his soul rest in perfect peace. He was the one that mentored Shina Peters and Segun Adewale 2 prominent JuJu icons. May Prince Adekunle’s soul rest in perfect peace.

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