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Music Promoter Femi Esho Dies at 77

Femi Esho, a Nigerian music promoter and founder of Evergreen Musical Company, has died.

Esho died at the age of 77.

His daughter, Bimbo Esho, confirmed his death on Facebook on Tuesday.

“My Loving Dad May your Gentle Soul Rest In Peace Esho Baba (sic),” she wrote.

She did not, however, identify the reason of death or the specific date of his demise.

Esho was born in Ilesa, Osun State, on November 29, 1946.

In May, he founded the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation alongside DK Olukoya, founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM).

The foundation aims to be the “largest music museum and gallery in Africa.”

The proposal comprises a music museum, a gallery, and a library where artists’ head busts are displayed. It will also include a collection of over 1,000 photographs of Nigerian singers dating back to 1914, as well as relics of their clothing and musical equipment, an event center for music concerts, a cinema theater, and a recording studio.

The foundation is set to be completed by December.

Bimbo Esho, Evergreen Musical Company’s managing director, praised the project as a “historic landmark that will stand the test of time and outlive all of us.”

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