Music maestro, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye aka King Sunny Ade and Ambassador Osayomore Joseph will serenade guests at the burial ceremony of business mogul and renowned philanthropist, Dr. Iyayi Efianayi.
According to a statement from the family, Iyayi’s final homeward journey begins Thursday, March 21 and is expected to attract the crème de la crème of the society. While King Sunny Ade will perform on Saturday March 23, Osayomore Joseph will take his turn on Sunday, March 24.
According to his son, Caesar Osaheni-Iyayi, the ceremony will commence on Thursday, March 21, with a Service of Songs at Iyayi Homestead, Egba Crescent, Ugbor GRA, Benin City, Edo State by 4pm. This will be followed by an interdenominational funeral service at the Main Auditorium of Ugbowo Campus of University of Benin on Friday, March 22. Warri Choral Society will anchor the event.
From there, the body will depart for Iyayi homestead, Egba Community, Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State for lying-in-state. Interment will take place in the morning of Saturday, March 23 after a short church service at Egba Baptist Church, Egba. This will be followed at 11am by a reception at Iyayi homestead during which King Sunny Ade will entertain the guests.
On Sunday March 24, a thanksgiving service will take place at Egba Baptist Church, Egba. However, the ceremony will be rounded-off with a reception at Iyayi homestead, Egba where Osayomore Joseph will perform.