Buhari Celebrates Tunji Oyelana At 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated folk musician, Tunji Oyelana, on his 80th birthday.In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, Buhari rejoiced with the musician, whose songs ruled the airwaves, particularly in the 70s and 80s.The statement said, “Tunji Oyelana and the Benders, as the band was called, used native folklore to educate and entertain Nigerians, and kindled joy in the hearts of millions of people.
“While teaching at the Theatre Arts Department of the University of Ibadan, he also created and played the lead actor role in the soap opera, Sura de Tailor, which became a favourite in many Nigerian homes.“At 80, President Buhari wishes the professional artiste with the mellifluous voice, greater years ahead. And as he has, and still makes many glad with his unique art, the President prays that Oyelana’s days will always be joyful.”

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