How Yinka Ayefele’s father died after birthday celebration
Award winning gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele has lost his father, High Chief Joshua Taiwo Ayefele.
Late Pa Ayefele, who was fondly called Baba Teacher, died on Sunday, Ocotber 12 in the midst of his 76th birthday celebration.
Confirming the story, Yinka Ayefele, his most prominent child, uploaded his late father’s picture on his Blackberry, with the caption: ‘My Dad is Gone, High Chief J.T Ayefele. Baami, *tears*’.
We gathered that the late Ekiti chief was hale and hearty weeks and days before his birthday event, only informing his children of his desire to celebrate his birthday which they considered quite unusual due to his quiet manner of celebrating through the years.
Ayefele, while reacting to what he described the ‘shocking news,’ said: ‘I was there with him at Ipoti Ekiti to celebrate with him, he even saw me off when I was leaving and I left but was surprised to hear few minutes after I left of his demise.’
The late Pa Ayefele had earlier held a birthday thanksgiving service at the Anglican Church, Ipoti Ekiti.
Born in 1938, the late Joshua Ayefele was an educationist and community leader in his native Ipoti Ekiti until his demise yesterday