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Buhari consoles veteran singer, Bongos Ikwue, over wife’s death

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Buhari lauded the late Josephine for supporting the poor and needy across the country, especially those in the prison

By Kehinde Okeowo

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Nigeria’s number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Nigerians and the entertainment world, particularly artists and musicians, in commiserating with ace instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Bongos Ikwue, over the loss of his wife, Josephine Ifeyinwa, who died at the age of 73

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In his condolence message, which was made available by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, Buhari condoled with family members, friends, Catholic Women Organisation, International Association of Lions Clubs and associates of the matriarch of Bongos-Ikwue’s family.

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IMG_20220806_105009 Buhari consoles veteran singer, Bongos Ikwue, over wife’s death
Bongos Ikwue (left) late Josephine Ikwue (right)

The deceased hailed from the Ijeh Royal family in Issele –Uku Town in Delta, but by providence, lived most of her life with the Benue-born legendary musician.

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Buhari noted the deceased’s dedication to the service of humanity and the Church.

He also lauded her for supporting the poor and needy across the country, especially prisoners, whom she regularly visited to pray with, counsel and guide on the fear of God, and provided support for the people awaiting trial, and their families.

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The president affirmed that her contributions to the stability of her family, sense of duty in community development, and love for God will always be remembered.

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Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would comfort the renowned musician and his family and grant the wife and mother a peaceful rest

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