The Nigerian music industry has been thrown into mourning following the untimely death of popular drummer, Ekene, who was better known by his stage name, Awolo Eky D. The talented musician was reportedly a member of the drumming team that performed alongside gospel singer Sinach, and was instrumental in the production of her hit song “I Know Who I Am”.
The news of Ekene’s passing was first announced by Drum Guruz on Facebook, and has since been met with shock and sadness by fans and colleagues alike. In their post, Drum Guruz described Ekene as one of Nigeria’s greatest drummers, and expressed their grief at his passing. They went on to say that although Ekene has left this world, his memory and legacy will live on through his music.
Sinach, who worked closely with Ekene, also took to social media to mourn his passing. In an emotional post on Instagram, the gospel singer expressed her shock and sadness at the news of his death, and thanked him for his contributions to her music. She also shared a photo of herself and Ekene on stage, along with the caption “Rest in the arms of Jesus! This is so hard. Thank you again and again Ekky!!”.
The cause of Ekene’s death has not been disclosed at this time, but his passing has undoubtedly left a void in the Nigerian music community. He was known not only for his exceptional drumming skills, but also for his kind and humble personality. Many who knew him have described him as a true talent and a great loss to the music world.
As the industry continues to mourn Ekene’s passing, his legacy will undoubtedly live on through his music, which will continue to inspire and uplift audiences for years to come.