By Cynthia Akande
Less than 24 hours to his 75th birthday celebration, veteran singer, King Sunny Ade has lost his wife of many years, Risikat Ajoke Adegeye.
Mrs. Adegeye who was a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and also a former Chairmanship Aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, September 21.
The cause of her death is yet unknown.
Her son, George Folarin, confirmed the death on behalf of the family in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the ex-lawmaker died after a brief illness.
The statement read in part, “We wish to formally inform, friends, well-wishers, political associates, and the general public that Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021″.
She is survived by her husband and six male children.