Lagos - The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has expressed sadness at the passing away of the iconic composer, instrumentalist and performer, Dr Adamu Dan Maraya Jos.
Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, conveyed the organisation’s condolences.
He said Nigeria has lost a prodigious talent who for many years held millions spellbound with a voice that caressed different octaves like that of a nightingale.
“His simple one string instrument from which he created unique rhythms and melodies and the unforgettable lyrics of this incredibly gifted poet will live in our hearts forever. I hope that both the Federal Government and the Plateau State Government will take steps to immortalize this extraordinary Nigerian who brought happiness to many across our nation,”
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The Plateau State-born musician died in Jos after a protracted illness.
He was 69.
“Of course, there will be more musicians who will come and go. There will be more polished gentlemen who will come and go but there will never be another Dan Maraya Jos,” Okoroji lamented.
- CAJ News