Former Chairman of the Performing Musicians Employers’ Association of Nigeria, PMAN, Abuja chapter, Mr. Collins Adeyemi has been reported dead.
It was gathered that the renowned Master of ceremonies cum actor, gave up the ghost on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adeyemi was last seen at the 6th Edition of the prestigious African Achievers Awards, which took place July 8, 2016, at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja.
He was said to have slumped and died after a brief but yet-to-be ascertained ailment.
A close associate to the deceased, Nicki Nwadinobi, told Newsmen that the deceased had been on and off work but the sickness was not so serious.
Also speaking with Adeyemi’s friend, co-founder of the African Achievers Award, Ambassador David James Egwu, he said Collin’s demise was really sad.
He said, “The death of Adeyemi calls for sober reflection. What really killed Adeyemi remains a mystery to me as we were both at the Award event together.
“Unfortunately, before his death, he told me he was not feeling too well and we did not even know he would make it to the event but he did; only for me to get a call early this morning that Adeyemi is gone.
“Death is so inevitable and sometimes I wonder why we are struggling. What’s all the struggle for?
“If someone as hardworking and persevering like Adeyemi can die untimely, then I wonder,” the event manager said.
Speaking also, a childhood friend of the deceased who didn’t want his name mentioned in print said “I have known Collins since I was 9 years old. We grew up together. He is an old family friend. I have known him like forever.
“It is true he slumped and died. He was at home in his Abuja residence when it happened but before his wife could get him to the hospital, he was gone,” the deceased’s friend added, although he did not disclose the name of the hospital.
“We can’t even ascertain what led to his death; if it was a mild ailment he had or something else, no one knows, but the truth is we have all lived our lives and one day we will all die.
“That is just as they say there is no evil in the world but there is nothing un-evil in the world and it comes from different areas. All we need do is put our trust and hope in God.
“His death is a very sad one. We are meeting later in the day to deliberate on the next step,” he added.