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King Sunny Ade, the renowned singer, has announced plans for his late wife’s burial.

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Nigeria’s renowned musician, Sunday Adegeye, also known as King Sunny Ade, has announced burial plans for his late wife, Risikat Adejoke.

 

Risikat was a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 and former commissioner, died on Thursday, September 21.

 

King Sunny Ade told journalists at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday that the deceased would be laid to rest next Wednesday, September 29, 2021, after laying in state.

 

“I thank God for everything because he knows more than everyone of us,” KSA remarked, referring to the deceased as his ‘angel.’ My family and I were devastated by Risi’s death. It is, without a doubt, a trying period. To me, she was more than a wife. She was a sweetheart, and I always referred to her as my baby. She was the kind of wife and mother that any good man and child deserved.

”With a heavy heart, we announce that she would be buried on Wednesday, September 29 after lying in state. She will be buried at Ebony funeral homes in Lagos.

“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from everyone since I lost my wife. I appreciate everyone.”

 

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George Folarin Adegeye, the deceased’s son, told reporters that he was still in shock after his mother’s death.

 

According to him, the funeral was prepared ahead of time based on Risikat’s instructions before her death.

 

He said, “It is a painful experience. I’m yet to believe my mother is no more. We will bury her on September 29 while the celebration of life would take place on December 19.

“We cannot embalm her till December because she gave an instruction that whenever she goes home she should not be embalmed, and that is why we have to bury her as soon as we would.”

 

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He also revealed that the planned October 1 commissioning of his giant lounge and clubhouse, the Royal Majesty Place, in Magodo, Lagos, had been postponed indefinitely.

“This magnificent edifice you are seeing here would have been commissioned amid fanfare on October 1 but this unfortunate incident has led to its indefinite postponement. Business is no longer my priority at the moment. My sole concern right now is to give my mummy a befitting burial,” he added.

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