Burna Boy’s grandfather and Fela's former manager Benson Idonije clocks 84 (photos)

Burna Boy’s grandfather and Fela's former manager Benson Idonije clocks 84 (photos)

- Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer, Burna Boy’s grandfather, Benson Idonije, has clocked a year older

- The veteran broadcaster and Afrobeat pioneer Fela’s former manager, clocked 84 on June 13, 2020

- To mark the occasion, Burna Boy’s mother and manager, Bose Ogulu, took to social media to pen down a sweet note to celebrate him

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Birthdays are very special events that come only once a year. Despite that, it is usually looked forward to as the celebrants know that they would be given an even more special treatment on that day, especially if they lived a good life.

Nigerian top singer, Burna Boy’s grandfather, Benson Idonije, clocked a year older to the joy of fans and well-wishers.

The veteran broadcaster, journalist and music ciritc marked his 84th birthday on June 13, 2020.

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To make the event a memorable one, the celebrant’s daughter, Bose Ogulu, who also happens to be Burna Boy’s mother and manager, took to her Instagram page to pen down sweet words for her father.

Burna Boy’s grandfather and Fela's former manager Benson Idonije clocks 84 (photos)
L-R: Bose Ogulu, Benson Idonije, Burna Boy, guest, Samuel Ogulu
Source: Instagram

The proud daughter shared a throwback photo of her father alongside more recent ones taken on his birthday. Present at the celebration was Burna Boy, his father Samuel Ogulu, his sister, and other well-wishers.

Bose described her father as a Pan Africanist, a veteran broadcaster, music critic, journalist and veteran deejay.

In her words: “PanAfricanist, veteran broadcaster, veteran deejay, journalist, award winning music critic, founding manager of Koola Lobitos,

My father..... Happy 84th birthday to you.

Vive L’encyclopedie musicale. Many more years.”

See her post below:

Benson Idonije is also popularly known for being Afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti’s first band manager.

Happy birthday to Grandpa Burna.

In other news, Legit.ng reported that the airline responsible for flying controversial singer, Naira Marley, to Abuja for a concert, has been suspended indefinitely.

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It was revealed that the flight which took the singer from Lagos to Abuja was approved for a different purpose, which was to convey a Justice from Lagos to Abuja and back.

It was also said that the flight company, Execujet, provided false information and used the approval granted for an illegal operation.

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