An ex-president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Bolaji Rosiji, has died.
The news was made public by Oritz Wiliki, a veteran Nigerian reggae musician, who stormed into limelight in 1989 with his Tribulation album.
Oritz Wiliki, who had worked closely with Bolaji Rosiji when he was the PMAN president, expressed shock and sadness over his death.
He said: ‘It’s so sad that people who have worked so hard do not end up getting their wages, especially in our entertainment industry. May his soul rest in peace’’.
Olayemi Esan, the Public Relations Officer of Gaurapad Charities, of which Bolaji Rosiji was CEO, also confirmed the death in a statement.
The statement read: “With utmost sorrow, we announce the sad demise of our CEO Mr Bolaji Rosiji, who died in Lagos, on Sunday, December, 5,2021 after a brief illness.”
“Until his death, Rosiji was the Founder of Gaurapad Charities founded in 2004, ex-PMAN president and the former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO),”
Reports had it that Bolaji Rosiji had been battling with Prostrate Cancer.
Bolaji Rosiji, was the son of late Chief Ayo Rosiji, an industrialist and two-time Minister of the Federal Republic.