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Wednesday 20 November 2013

How Father U-Turn died... Entertainers mourn

Father U Turn
It is no longer news that one of Nigeria's most popular 90s musicians Olufemi Mayomi, famously known as Father U Turn, is dead. What many do not know is that the died painfully at just 36, thus leaving behind a young wife and five children to mourn him alongside his colleagues in the entertainment industry. 

He breathed his last on Sunday, November 17, after a brief illness.
The late U Turn was from Kabba-Bunu in Kogi State, where he first tried his hands on entertainment, working as a radio and TV presenter.
 He had a brief stint at NTA, Lagos, after relocating here, before signing a deal with Ultima Records which released his early albums.
 The creator of 'Apoola Berekete' also veered into acting briefly.  He got his first break when he was signed to one of the biggest record labels of the time, Ultima Records.
Ultima got Nelson Brown to work on his first album which was a huge success.
His second album 'Padlock Ur Mouth' produced the smash hit 'Yetunde' a collaboration with Pasuma Wonder.
He died in a hospital around Okokomaiko, where he resides after suffering a liver related illness. A family member disclosed he had been in and out of hospitals for many weeks. He was on admission at the last hospital for almost two weeks before the sad demise.
His mourning family is expected to announce his burial date soon.

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