Singer, Ikesima Brown and 5 members of prominent Ijaw musical band d!e in ghastly accident

Ikesima Brown, a popular Niger Delta highlife singer, and five members of the Ijaw musical group Chief Barrister Smooth died in a horrifying car accident.

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According to information, the incident happened on June 11, 2023, as the band members were traveling from Warri to Abuja for a concert.

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The band’s bus collided with a fuel tanker while traveling to the concert on the Abuja–Lokoja expressway.

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According to reports, a state government had hired the unlucky car carrying the popular band to play at the National Assembly members’ swearing-in event in Abuja on Tuesday.

The band members reportedly boarded a train from Warri to Kogi and were headed to Abuja when their Toyota Sienna automobile smashed into a petrol tanker, killing them. This is according to an eyewitness story.

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Chief Joseph Ekeremieye, Ikesima Brown, Ebis Awiki, Sololo, Tuku Eniekebi, and one other person have been named as the deceased.

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The governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, expressed his profound sorrow over the twin accidents that resulted in the deaths of no less than 10 Ijaw natives.

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In a statement released on Monday by his chief press secretary, Daniel Alabrah, Diri referred to the terrible tragedy as a “Black Sunday” for the Ijaw people and the state of Bayelsa.

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The governor of Bayelsa also expressed his sympathies to the families of the deceased and to Barrister Smooth, expressing his understanding that the state had suffered a huge loss in losing these young people who were actively influencing lives via their musical skills.

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He said, “In one of the crashes along the Kogi-Abuja road, six band members of the popular Ijaw musician, Barrister Smooth, died, while the other accident along the Kwale-Asaba highway in Delta State claimed the lives of four supporters of the Bayelsa Queens Football Club.

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“On behalf of the government and people of Bayelsa State, I extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased. I also commiserate with the leader of the band, Barrister Smooth. These are very unfortunate and sad incidents that claimed the lives of our active youths.

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“It is a great loss to our state and the Ijaw nation as young talents and breadwinners, who were following their passion, have suddenly departed. I pray that the Lord consoles the families for the painful loss that they have suffered. I also pray for quick healing and recovery for those who were injured.”

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