Yinka Ayefele, a gospel juju artist, has expressed sadness over the death of Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, the former governor of Oyo State.
Ayefele saw the dead as an aid in his destiny, someone who was extremely giving and caring. The founder of Fresh FM Nigeria expressed his genuine gratitude to Akala for supporting his music career.
Ayefele said that Akala was instrumental in his first performance in the Aso Villa, popularly known as Aso Rock, the President of Nigeria’s office and official residence.
“There is no way I will tell the story of my life, and I will not give adequate space to documenting Otunba Alao-different Akala’s deeds of benefaction towards me,” he wrote.
He was, without a doubt, one of my destiny’s aids.”
“He was one of the people who God used to help me tremendously. He paved the way for me to become Aso Rock’s beloved musician, and it was around this period that I met former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Since then, I’ve been performing musical performances for the Atiku family at their social gatherings.”
“One of the distinguishing characteristics of the former governor was his genuine concern in the advancement of others. He was overly generous and never showed resentment against anyone. Those who had mistreated him were easily forgiven.”
“I’m still stunned. I’ve been hesitant to comprehend the fact that Otunba Alao-Akala has passed on to join the saints-triumphant who have been summoned from their worldly labors.”
“My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family. Yes, they are mourning the death of their patriarch, whom they would have preferred God to spare for another decade or two. They should be consoled, however, by their father’s fine legacy, a good guy who wrote his name in gold.”
“Let the family and those of us on whom he had a profound impact bury their sorrow in Thomas Campbell’s wise words, ‘To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to live.’