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Iconic Singer Prince B Dies At 77


Iconic Singer Prince B Dies At 77

Veteran singer, Prince Bola Agbana, also known as Prince B, has died at the aged of 77.

The singer died on Wednesday, at his residence in Ijanikin, Lagos State, after a protracted illness.

The singer’s first son, Sunmisola Agbana, confirmed his death on Saturday. According to him, the singer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2015, he battled with the illness for four years and became bedridden in 2019.

Sunmisola revealed that after being diagnosed, he had a series of treatments but his condition continued to deteriorate, which led to his eventual death on Wednesday.

“It is with profound gratitude to the will of God that we announce the passing of the legendary musician, Prince Bolarinwa Agbana, aka Prince B, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

“Prince B, as he was fondly called, was a beloved figure in the music industry, whose timeless melodies touched the hearts of millions around the world.

“He succumbed to complications related to Parkinson’s disease, an ailment he had valiantly battled for several years. He approached this challenging journey with the same grace, resilience, and unwavering spirit that characterised his music. His courage in the face of adversity served as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

“We will like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, caregivers, family members and well-wishers, who supported Prince Bolarinwa during his battle with Ill health.

“We request privacy during this difficult time as we grieve the loss of our beloved father, husband, and friend.

“As we mourn his loss, we celebrate the enduring impact of his music and the indelible mark he has left on our hearts.

“Details regarding burial arrangements will be announced in due course,” he stated.

Born on September 23, 1946, Prince B embarked on his musical journey at a young age with the Moon Rakers Band in the early 70s.

He is an early and respected exponent of funk, a catalyst in the retrofit of drums into juju as a modern genre. He is recognised as the founder, leader, drummer and principal vocalist of the SJOB Movement.

Prince B eventually achieved international acclaim for his popular hit song, “Mother Africa” with his Jambos Express Band. His soulful compositions will forever be etched in the annals of Nigerian music history.

Prince B used his music artistry to entertain and also to advocate causes close to his heart. He was an ardent advocate of peace, love & prosperity for the African continent.

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