Eric Arubayi

Late West Africa Idol star and top Nigerian gospel artiste, Eric Arubayi jnr., who died in 2017 at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, aged 34, is being remembered today by celebrity couple Timi and Busola Dakolo.

Timi shared a photo of Eric and penned the caption below on his behalf:

Hey soldier, I miss you every time o.still doesn’t make sense at all but are we are still holding it down on this side,Saving some aproko for you for later. And your boy Jayden is a guy man like you, Nonso is a strong woman. I love you forever Eric Arubayi.

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Hey soldier, i miss you everytime o.still doesn’t make sense at all but are we are still holding it down on this side,Saving some aproko for you for later later.And your boy Jayden is a guy man like you,Nonso is a strong woman.I love you forever Eric Arubayi.

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Busola Dakolo also wrote:

I remembered you a lot yesterday. My dear friend and brother keep living.
Eric Arubayi lives on.

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I remembered you a lot yesterday. My dear friend and brother keep living. Eric Arubayi lives on.

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The deceased took ill after taking an expired drug meant to treat his malaria and typhoid ailment.

Eric, a son of a former Vice-Chancellor of the Delta State University, Eric Arubayi, was a popular worship leader at the House on the Rock Church in Lagos, who shot into limelight after he emerged as a finalist at the West African Idols in 2007. He launched his debut album, ‘Redefined’ in 2011 in Lagos.

The late singer tied the knots with a former model, Chinonso, in 2016 and the union is blessed with a son.

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