2nd September, 2010
Indications that the funeral of the mother of King Sunny Ade, Princess Mariam Adegeye, is goingÂ to be one of the biggest tourist events in Ondo emerged during the week as the committee inÂ charge of the programme rolled out the burial activities.
Speaking in Lagos, Clement Ige, chairman of the burial committee, said KSA himself is humbledÂ by the massive responses to the news of his motherâ€™s death, both locally and internationally,Â adding that this is why the committee has particularly designed Artistesâ€™ Night as part of theÂ one-week ceremonies.
The burial, he said, kicks off on Monday, 20 September, with a Service of Songs at KSAâ€™s familyÂ house in Bariga Lagos and in Ondo town on Wednesday, 22 September, where Artistesâ€™ Night,Â featuring musicians of different musical genres and artistes from Nollywood, holds at the ObaÂ Adesanoye Civic Centre from 8 p.m.
The programme, he said, continues the following day with lying-in-state and wake-keep at theÂ Music Embassy house of KSA in Ondo. This, again, will feature top artistes from the gospelÂ music world, while burial is on Friday, 24 September, after an interdenominational funeralÂ service at the Main Hall of Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, followed byÂ entertainment and social events at the Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre, where PMAN President,Â Admiral Dele Abiodun, will lead top Nigerian musicians on the band stand.