- Bisade Ologunde popularly referred to as Lagbaja has reacted to news that he turned 60 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
- The veteran Nigerian afrobeat musician, singer-songwriter and percussionist, was celebrated by many
- Among those who celebrated him online were comedian Ali Baba and former presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar
- In a new report, the singer has revealed that contrary to what many think, May 19 is not his birthday
Veteran Nigerian afrobeat musician, singer-songwriter and percussionist, Bisade Ologunde popularly referred to as Lagbaja recently turned 60 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
To show how loved the masked performer is by many fans across the country, #LagbajaAt60 was trending on social media.
Many fans and some celebrities took to social media to celebrate him with beautiful words. Former presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar also wished him a happy birthday with an interesting message
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He wrote: “60th birthday greetings to ‘omo baba muko muko’, the masked one who was #COVID19-proof long before this season. I wish you many more years in strength and good health”
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Veteran comedian, Ali Baba also celebrated him with a wonderful story of how the musician helped boost his career as a comedian.
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Many other fans on social media took to the Twitter platform to celebrate the Konko Below star.
However, in a recent report published by Qed.ng, May 19 is not his birthday. The veteran musician in a text message to the news site publisher wrote: "No mind dem jare. Na fake birthday news o…”
According to the report, Lagbaja the musician insists he does not have a birthday.
The singer who wears a mask revealed it is used as an icon of man's facelessness. Lagbaja is a Yoruba word that means "nobody in particular".
It depicts the anonymity of the so-called 'common man'. The mask and the name symbolize the faceless, the voiceless in the society, particularly in Africa. He is also known as Omo baba mu'ko mu'ko.
Meanwhile, celebrations are in order for the kingdom of Benin as the Oba, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II and his second wife, Queen Iyayota recently welcomed their newborn child, a bouncing baby boy.
This comes over three years after the monarch ascended the throne in 2016. The Oba made the announcement at a press briefing at his palace through the Iyase of Benin, on Monday, May 18.
The Oba thanked God and the ancestors for the baby, noting that mother and child are alive, hale and healthy.
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