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Yinka Ayefele Hospitalised Over Illegal Demolition Of Music House “My Wife Begged Ajimobi For 5 Hours..I Don’t Know My Offence”

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Yinka Ayefele Hospitalised Over Illegal Demolition Of Music House “My Wife Begged Ajimobi For Almost 5 Hours..I Don’t Know My Offence”

By Yinka Adeniran

Gospel star Yinka Ayefele has said he was hospitalised for five days when he received the notice from Oyo State government to demolish Music House building housing his Fresh FM in Ibadan, the state capital.

The artiste said he was on hospital bed from August 14 till August 18.

Addressing reporters yesterday inside the partially demolished building, Ayefele said his wife was at the home of Governor Abiola Ajimobi around 11 p.m on August 18 till about 4 a.m on August 19, pleading with him not to demolish the building.

The singer, who was in company of top officials of the his radio station, said: “Immediately, I got this demolition notice last Monday, August 13, I started making moves on how we could overcome it. All I can see is the demolition taking place, after we had gone to court.

“They were served with the court processes on Thursday and the case was fixed for August 20 (yesterday). But before today, we saw that they had carried out what they said they were coming to do.

“On Saturday, my wife was with the governor of Oyo State. She was on her knees for almost five hours with the governor – it was around 11 p.m till 4a.m – in the governor’s house. I was on my hospital bed because I had been down since Tuesday that I got the demolition notice.

“I would have followed them to the governor’s house, but I couldn’t go because I was on the hospital bed. So, I asked my wife to go there and solicit on my behalf. My wife was with the governor for almost five hours.

“The governor said she should not worry, that everything would be resolved. As a matter of fact, the governor gave my wife $1,000 and two other people who followed her to the place. He told them everything was over. What we saw was the demolition on Sunday morning.

“I don’t know precisely what went wrong. What has been my offence to deserve this? I have close to 200 people who work with me here. All my labour, what I have laboured for, for over 20 years in pain, was just pulled down in minutes.

“So, I don’t know if there has been any way that I have wronged the government, I would have gone to beg or pray for forgiveness.”

Ayefele said he acted promptly on the letters he received from the government, adding that before the demolition notice was served on him, he had asked for a way out.

According to him, the government said he should put up another plan for approval, “which I told my architect to do”.

He added:

“It is not a day’s job. It was almost done when we get this demolition notice.

“As it stands, we are going to abide by the ruling of the court. Aside this, we are also suing the government for unlawful destruction of our property. We have relocated our studio and Fresh FM is fully back on air. It is only NBC that can stop us from broadcasting. They can only try but they can’t succeed.”

Ayefele said he got government approval for Music House, saying:

“In the approved plan of the Music House, we requested for an approval for a business complex with proposed two studios, which was approved. This building is more than 10 years. Are you now saying that the radio licence, which costs several millions to obtain, is not a business venture?

[Source: The Nation]



  1. iron bar

    August 21, 2018 at 4:27 AM

    I BELIEVE U know why it time ,use a longer spoon when dining with politicians.

  2. Mon

    August 21, 2018 at 6:20 AM

    For your wife to begged from night to morning at his house and not at his office means that the governor is your paddy, maybe the order came from above the governor…hard luck

    • Jilo

      August 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM

      Mon that property is located on the jurisdiction of Oyo State government land. There is no order than can be above Gov. Ajimobi. If anybody could have stopped that demolition, that should be the Governor. He did it to show his power over even if Ayefele does not support his party does that mean killing a small Ant with Hammer is the solution?

      • Mon

        August 22, 2018 at 5:54 AM

        You are right but that’s in a Nation with rule of Law, besides, all these state governors are stooges and no normal decentralization of power from Abuja…that’s why restructuring can be a step forward if there will be an agreement to extend Nigeria existence.

  3. Cupid

    August 21, 2018 at 7:15 AM

    Is your wife a sister to Ajimobi? Let’s be serious. For, how can a Wife of a Man be in a HOME of a GOVERNOR from DUSK till DAWN for purpose of begging against a demolition? Can someone borrow me a Decency here.

  4. Anike

    August 21, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    No amount of begging would have stopped the demolition exercise because you don’t belong to their camp and they want to make sure Oyo state remains APC so the order came from the top.

  5. Chineye Eke

    August 23, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Ayefele could have contacted his spiritual mother in London – Esther Abimbola Ajayi – may be she cuold contact her goddess (oracle) on his behalf. The matter could have been averted.

    Any way, the woman will souece money for Ayefele from all the yoruba obas, with money from her goddess to give to Ayefele to build another house.

    If you are for God, put on the whole armour of God.
    Stop being partly with God, and being partly with satan.
    It cannot work.

    You cannot claim to be singing gospel music to God, and sing the same music for satan.
    It cannot work.

    Anyway, may God forgive you your sins.

    David in the Bible didn’t sing for the world, but only for God Almighty who gave him the talent.
    That is where you have gone wrong.

    Those that sing for God do not sing for the world, but for God alone.

    Once again, may God forgive you.

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