Jaiye lives on as Stella mourns
To many practitioners in showbiz, it is rather sad to remember that a year has passed after Jaiye Aboderin went into ancestry. And despite unsavoury rumours about his widow; Stella Damasus Aboderin, it was a memorable moment for the two lovely kids that Jaiye left behind, who joined other relations and friends recently in a unique memorial programme in honour of their father.
Until death, Jaiye was a sibling of Wunmi Obe, the sensational and comical wife of popular singer, Tunde Obe. It would be recollected that the Aboderins lost their father and publisher of Punch Newspapers over 21 years ago and ever since, many of them have worked their ways to the top in their chosen careers.
Jaiye was not an exception in this success story.
During his short but eventful sojourn on earth, he was able to make an impact in the music industry with the support of his actress- wife, Stella. The duo succeeded in transforming a small musical group- comprising friends who have passion for music as a pastime - into an awesome performing band made up of people who can match talent with intellect. No surprise the Synergy Band shot into limelight with the release of its very first musical Album titled One Day
. The album was nominated for the famous 2003 All Africa Music Awards (KORA) in South Africa. Unfortunately, Jaiye did not live to celebrate the first anniversary of that nomination which was billed for December 6, 2003. While his band waited anxiously at the Sandton Square, Johannesburg, South Africa to clinch the award , Jaiye on the other hand slumped and died on December 3, 2004.
Meanwhile, Stella had lamented the negative reports that trailed her husband's death, noting that she had to shun media interviews on the advice of family members. She told Daily Sun then, 'Well those of you that know the truth should help me say it .…my family has instructed me not to talk to the press for now."