Jan 30, 2013 – Barry Day: Late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s Posthumous Birthday Concert Holds In Lagos
Faithful fans of the late Fuji music icon, Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, will be gathering to mark the 64th posthumous birthday of the musician. Tagged “Barry Day”, the concert has been scheduled to hold in Lagos on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Members, who will be converging under the auspices of Sikiru Ayinde Barrister Legacy Group (ABLE) reason that the musician may have died; his legacies were not interred with him. Since his demise about two years ago, his works have suddenly become golden, enjoying robust airplay on local radio stations.
The event, according to Mr. Kayode Seriki Adejumo-Bello, president of the group, will feature, among other things, a colloquium with the theme: ‘Music as a commentary on the society; Life and times of Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister (MFR)’. The lecture is to be delivered by Professor Kunle Lawal of the department of History from the University of Ibadan.
Adejumo-Bello said an array of interesting programmes have been lined up to make the ceremony a big success. The activities, he said, include interactive sessions and music galore, featuring some associates of the late music idol like Adewale Akanji Barrister, aka Barry Showkey, and Barrister memorial band, led by veteran drummer Aderoju.
The statement further disclosed that the colloquium will be chaired by the former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, with other eminent personalities drawn from within and outside the country.
Among those being expected at the event are the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, traditional rulers, ministers, political bigwigs, top musicians and associates and friends of the late music idol.
ABLE is a group set up after the demise of the fuji music progenitor, Sikiru Ayinde Balogun (MFR), by a group of over 3,000 people drawn from across the globe and they are on facebook.
Their mission was aimed at mobilising human, material, financial and intellectual resources towards the sustenance and institutionalisation of the imperishable legacy of the fuji music icon.
“The group is committed to organising annually, in memory of Ayinde Barrister, ‘Barry Day’ events, as well as periodic lectures, exhibition, charities and concert,” said Adejumo-Bello. (source)