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Christiana Owomoyela: Orlando Owoh’s mother Dies At 112 [Photo]

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The PUNCH reports that Madam Christiana Owomoyela, the mother of the late music legend Oladipupo Owomoyela, popularly known as Dr Orlando Owoh, is dead.

According to a family source, the deceased passed away at the age of 112 years.

The source disclosed that Madam Owomoyela’s death occurred at her hometown, Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state.

Orlando Owoh mother

Orlando Owoh was a popular highlife musician and band leader. His real name was Stephen Oladipupo Olaore Owomoyela.

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As a young man, Owoh initially entered into the carpentry trade until 1958, when he was hired by Nigeria’s Kola Ogunmola Theatre Group to play drums and sing.

Owoh went on to form Dr. Orlando Owoh and his Omimah Band in 1960, and over a musical career of forty years became one of the leading proponents of highlife music. With bands such as the Omimah Band and later the Young Kenneries and the African Kenneries International, Owoh remained popular in Nigeria, even as tastes moved to the newer jùjú and fuji styles.

He had over 45 albums to his credit. Orlando Owoh died on 4 November 2008 and was laid to rest at his Agege residence in Lagos, Nigeria.

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