Indication that the burial of the mother of King Sunny Ade, late princess Mariam Adegeye is going to be one of the biggest tourist events in the city of Ondo emerged during the week as the committee in charge of the programme rolled out the events.
Speaking on the burial ceremonies in Lagos, the chairman of the committee, Mr. Clement Ige, said King Sunny Ade himself is humbled by the massive responses to the news of the death of his mother, both locally and internationally.
“Apart from responses by well meaning Nigerians to be part of the programme, the support from his constituency, the entertainment world is overwhelming as hundreds of artistes from Nigeria and foreign countries continuously indicate their readiness to participate in the burial events,” said Mr. Clement Ige, adding that this is why the committee has particularly designed an “Artiste Night” as part of the one week ceremonies.
The burial ceremonies he said, kicks off on Monday September 20th with a “Service of songs” at King Sunny Ade’s family house, in Bariga Lagos, and moves to Ondo town on Wednesday 22nd where the “Artiste Night” holds at the Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre from 8pm.
The final burial event kicks off on Friday 24th September with an Interdenominational service at the main hall of the Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo to be followed by Entertainment and Social Events at the Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre, where PMAN President, Admiral Dele Abiodun will lead top Nigerian Musicians on the band stand.