Family remembers Orlando Owoh, seeks support


A 12th remembrance ceremony was held in honour of the late music icon, Stephen Oladipupo Olaore Owomoyela, popularly known as Orlando Owoh. The ceremony was held at the Agege-Lagos residence of the late highlife musician.

While speaking to journalists on the celebration, one of the wives of the late music great, Caroline Owomoyela, thanked guests in attendance for showing affection and support towards the family of the deceased.

Owomoyela, however, disclosed that things have not been the same since the demise of her husband whom she described as a cheerful giver.

Caroline said promises made by some close friends are yet to be fulfilled.
“It has not been easy since he passed away. He was the breadwinner when he was alive. Things were going on smoothly when he was alive but things have not been the same. Although his record label used to support the family financially before the CEO passed on, God has been our rock ever since but if his well-wishers or government can support in any way then we will be grateful.”

“My husband was an icon. He was known in African and European countries. Now that he is no more, we need helpers to support the family. We had someone supporting us but the man as passed away.”

The family’s project coordinator, Omooba OlufemiFemi Akinrinwa, urged the government and well meaning Nigerians to support the widows of the late music icon.

Akinrinwa said Orlando’s wives are aged and cannot do much work although their kids are trying their best.

“The music is going on well but according to his wife, the man marketing his music grew so old could not go further but they wanted to give the master to another promoter in America to continue marketing it so that they too can have their royalties.

“Many of the fans have abandoned the family. Some people promised the family but nothing has been done yet. The wives are old and cannot do much again. Some of his children who are also into music are trying but not yet known.

“This is the time the government can alleviate the suffering of the wives by assisting them, by taking care of their welfare and other things to assist the family.”

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