Buhari Oloto, the popular Lagos socialite and monarch, has passed away at the age of 80.
Oloto’s death was confirmed by Hakeem Bamgbola, the vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos central.
TheCable Lifestyle understands that the monarch died on Thursday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
His death was also announced by Esho Promotions in a post on Facebook.
“The new and first Oba of Aguda in Lagos State Oba Alade Ishola Oloto has joined his ancestors today after battling an undisclosed ailment,” the post read.
“He was one of the greatest friends of late Dr Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and rocked the social circle together.”
Similarly, the monarch’s passing was announced on Oludasile Fuji, a show based on the fuji music genre.
“With great sadness, we received another news of passing unto glory of another associate, supporter, friend and brother to Aare Dr Sikiru Ayinde Barrister MFR.”
Oloto, who was a close associate of Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, the late iconic Fuji musician, became the Oba of Iguruland in Aguda, Surulere, in September 2020.
Barrister, the self-acclaimed propagator of Fuji music, had celebrated the monarch in many of his musical records before his death.
On ‘Aye’, one of his albums, he narrated how he travelled with Oloto to Disney World in the United States.
He also showered him with encomiums when he was installed as the Aleyeluwa of Eguruland.
The late monarch was married to a popular socialite, Haleemat Sadiat, who is better known as Iya Oyo.
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