Acting Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Shaykh Luqman Jimoh on behalf of the institution community has mourned the death of the legendary Dadakuada singer, Alhaji King Aminullahi Jaigbade Alao.
Alhaji Jaiyegbade who hailed from Ilorin Emirate died on Monday morning.
The Acting VC made this disclosure in a press release signed by the institution’s spokesperson, Dr. Saeedat Aliyu on Monday.
Sheikh Luqman described the centenarian as “an exemplary bard who used his art to entertain and promote historical and political awareness.”
Speaking about the late Jaigbade in glowing terms, the Islamic scholar further described Alhaji Jaiyegbade Alao “as an insightful, politically aware, internationally renowned artist who would be thoroughly missed as a repertoire of historical facts and for his ingenious compositions.”
In 2018, during the administration of KWASU former Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdulrasheed Na Allah the late singer was awarded Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his sterling contributions to the entertainment industry.
Also, the astute singer was turbaned as the King of Musicians (Oba Olorin) by the late Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Zulu Karnaini Gambari, in 1991.
In his final word, Professor Luqman prayed for the repose of the soul of the late veteran musician.