'I Could Have Died' — Fuji Singer Kollington Ayinla Breaks Silence, Dismiss Death Rumour - The Top Society

‘I Could Have Died’ — Fuji Singer Kollington Ayinla Breaks Silence, Dismiss Death Rumour

Chukwuani Victoria

Legendary Nigerian Fuji singer, Kollington Ayinla has dismissed rumors of his death.

It would be recalled that Ayinla was reportedly battling an undisclosed illness and was in critical conditional the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.

However, in a now-viral video, the 75-year-old musician stated that he was alive.

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Kollington also expressed his appreciation to the medical personnel at LASUTH for their “excellent” care, as well as his gratitude to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, for his support.

Speaking from his hospital bed in the clip, the ace singer said without the medical care of the doctors at LASUTH, he probably would be dead by now.

He said:

“I want to thank Lagosians. I want to thank the government of Lagos State Government and the management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and the team under the leadership of Adetokunbo O. Fabanwo.

“It is only God that can save life but I want to appreciate him and the team because I would have gone to the great beyond.

“I give it to the LASUTH. They are king for taking care of me. They deserve my salutations. LASUTH LASUTH LASUTH, you are king. They said I was dead, but I am here speaking alive from the LASUTH now.”

Born Abdulrasaq Kolawole Ilori, Ayinla is one of the pioneers of the Fuji genre.

He is also called Baba Alatika, Kebe-n-Kwara, and Baba Alagbado.

Ayinla’s iconic songs include ‘Ori Mi Ma Je Ntosi’, ‘Ebami Dupe’, Emi Ni O Jo’, and ‘Nigeria Ko le Ku’.






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