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REMEMBERING GBENGA ADEBOYE ON HIS BIRTHDAY


 


REMEMBERING GBENGA ADEBOYE ON HIS BIRTHDAY 


Elijah Oluwagbemiga Adeboye was born on 30 September 1959 at Odeomu, Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.


He was a chief host of a popular radio program presented in Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation in the early 1980s where he got the household name Funwontan Oduology.


Gbenga was described as a generous comedian by a veteran Nigerian actress, Idowu Philips whose first car was a gift from the comedian.


He was also described as merchant and legendary king of traditional Oduology by his fans before he died of kidney-related diseases on April 30, 2003.


Gbenga Adeboye is the pioneer founder of *FIBAN* in Nigeria, Freelance and Independent Broadcasters' Association of Nigeria. An independent cooperate body of qualified broadcasters.


At birth, he was known as Elijah Oluwagbemiga Adeboye. Some of the names are Funwontan, Alhaji Pastor Oluwo, Abefe, Jengbetiele, Itu baba Ita, Alaye mi Gbengulo, one man battalion, Laisi Abesupinle.


Before his death, he was a versatile entertainer and man of many talents, An orator, comedian, master of ceremony, broadcaster and songwriter.


His programmme on Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation gave him the pseudo-name Funwontan.


During his lifetime and at his death, he was described as a generous and careful person. Alaye mi Gbengulo, as he was called by fans, was a mentor to many talents.


Some of those who hold him in high esteem are: Abbey Fagboro, Ereke ni Soobu , Bashiru Adisa better known as Baba Gboin.


Fathia Balogun, Nollywood actress hit limelight when she featured as a dancer in one of his music videos.


 *Mystery of Wednesday in his life;*


*He was born on Wednesday


*He died on Wednesday


*He started his education on Wednesday


*He released his first album on Wednesday


*His first trip to america was on Wednesday


*He started presenting on radio on Wednesday.


Happy Posthumous Birthday...

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