Veteran musician Osayomore Joseph buried in Benin

Osayomore Joseph

Veteran musician Osayomore Joseph has been buried in Benin City, Edo State.

The funeral ceremony started on Thursday with a service of songs at the Ogbe Hard Court Stadium in Benin, followed by the family rites on Friday.

Videos from the burial ceremony were uploaded on Instagram on Friday by Osayomore’s daughter Adesua.

The veteran was honoured by the people of Benin in grand style as they displayed several dance moves in their traditional outfits.

Adesua who could not hold back her tears at the event was comforted by her friends and other family members.

Mourning her dad, she wrote: “Never seen reality like this, you don’t know how it feels to lose a parent, I felt this to my heart. I am broken, yes my dad did well he was great, but the thought that he is no more is a big thing to me,I don’t know how to deal with this, but I have never felt this emotional in my whole life …daddy doesn’t rest, just wake up and come back, there is only one you.”

The Edo-born highlife icon died on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

With almost 50 years on the scene and over 104 songs to his name, Joseph was an icon in Edo State.

Highly respected in the Benin royal circle, he led the Ulele Power Sound and had hits like ‘Ororo Nor Dey Fade’, ‘Baba Na Wa’, ‘Leave Us Alone’, ‘Evil Days Postponed’ and ‘Waka Waka’.