- Legendary Nigerian guitarist, Berkley Jones Ike, has reportedly passed on
- Berkley Jones reportedly died in Asaba a little under a month before his 72nd birthday
- The sad news was shared on Facebook by one Charlimo Imoloame
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Death is one thing that has been promised to all living souls. Even though it is rarely looked forward to, it is still the reality.
The year 2020 has proven to be one that would always be remembered and not necessarily for good reasons.
A number of great talents have been lost this year and it appears the list continues to grow.
It has been gathered that legendary Nigerian guitarist, Berkley Jones Ike, has passed on at the age of 71.
The sad news was shared on the popular social networking platform, Facebook, by one Charlimo Imoloame. It was revealed that the guitarist passed on in Asaba just a little under a month before his 72nd birthday.
Charlimo Imoloame wrote: “Legendary guitarist, Berkeley Jones Ike has died in Asaba, a little under a month away from his 72nd birthday.
At the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970, he signed on as lead guitarist in the upstart rock n’ soul band The Funkees. He later joined the rock group Clusters Nigeria’s first afro-rock power trio BLO–Berkley, Laolu (Akins), (Mike) Odumosu. While BLO would reign as one of Nigeria’s most respected and influential rock groups throughout the seventies.
He worked as a prolific session guitarist, often employed by super-producer Odion Iruoje to inject additional layers of sizzle, sophistication and all-around excitement to records by Ofege, Sonny Okosuns, Kris Okotie, “Blackman” Akeeb Kareem and many others.
Ooohhhh ! God why!.
This has become too much for us to bear. I am in a state of shock.
May his soul rest in peace.”
See a screenshot of his post below:
RIP to the dead.
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