Pa Joshua Taiwo Ayefele , the
father of popular gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele is dead.
Speaking on his Facebook, Yinka
Ayefele said ” Dad is Gone, High Chief J.T Ayefele. Baami, *tears*’…”
He further told journalists that he was with his late father in Ipoti Ekiti
for the birthday celebration and that the septuagenarian even
followed him to his car and that it was shocking when he was called before
he got back to Ibadan that his father had given up the ghost some minutes after
he left Ipoti Ekiti.
The late Ekiti chief was hale and hearty weeks and days before his birthday
event, and was believed to have had premonition of his death. We were informed
that it was based on that, he called his children for a celebration
party for his 76th birthday, a request that shocked the family, who knew him as
a man who didn’t like public gatherings.
His family had obliged and
organised a birthday thanksgiving which they all attended at the Anglican
Church, Ipoti Ekiti, only for him to die few hours into the celebration.