PICTURES: Oyo state govt. makes good it’s threat, demolishes Yinka Aiyefele’s ‘Music House’
The government of Oyo state has demolised “The Music House” belonging to popular musician Yinka Ayefele.
The music house also hosts the musician’s Radio station known as Fresh FM.
Ayefele and the state government have been locked in battles for some weeks now over the demolition noticed served on the building by the state government. But every early on Sunday morning, bulldozers with matching orders began the demolition of the edifice valued at over Eight Hundred Million Naira.
Presenters who were presenting a program were said to be on air when the demolition began and the station went off air abruptly as excatly 7.45am.
In an earlier reaction, the media aide to popular Juju musician, David Ajiboye, said that the demolition of the edifice which houses his principal’s radio station, Fresh FM, and music studio in Oyo state was politically motivated.
David Ajiboye, the media aide to popular Juju musician, Yinka Ayefele, has said that the planned demolition of the edifice which houses his principal’s radio station, Fresh FM, and music studio in Oyo state was politically motivated.
We don’t see it as a threat; instead we see it as a challenge because the planned demolition of the music house is politically motivated.
“When the governor visited the studio in 2016, he said people told him to demolish the building because Ayefele was not in his camp. The building was approved in June 2008 as a business premise; that is over 10 years ago,” he said.
He also quoted verbatim the statement made by Ajimobi when he visited the studio in October 2016: “I want to use this opportunity to thank God for the ability to be here because when we contested the first time and won, a lot of people came to meet me to destroy the music house because Ayefele is not for us and he is always using songs to insult us. But I didn’t see any reason why I should demolish it because I felt if Ayefele is not for us now, he may be for us later.