King Sunny Ade announces burial date for late wife
Nigerian music icon King Sunny Ade lost his wife , Risikat Adejoke on Thursday, September 21. The artist revealed that she will be laid to rest next Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
“I thank God for everything because he knows more than everyone of us. Risi’s death was a big loss for me and my family. It is indeed a trying time. She was more than a wife to me. She was an angel and I always called her my baby. She was a wife and mother that every good man and child must have.
”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.”
Speaking on the tragic loss,her son,George Folarin Adegeye 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.”
“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,”
Risikat was a former member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 and former commissioner. May her soul rest in peace.