Former Vice Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Otunba Eddie Aderinokun, is dead.
Aged 80, Aderinokun passed on January 3, following a brief illness.
His brother Chief Kayode Aderinokun issued a statement which read partly: ”With great sadness, but with submission to the will of God, we announce the passing on to glory of our beloved Father, Grandfather, Husband, Brother, Otunba Eddie, Olayiwola Aderinokun on the 3rd of January 2021, following a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Family.”
Until his death, late Aderinokun, a journalist and sports enthusiast was a major supporter of the Lagos chapter of ANA, and founded The Clusters, a pop group in Lagos in the late sixties.
He equally featured great talents including Berkeley Jones (guitarist), Tony Amadi, Linus Okechi and Jibade Thomas.
He would be remembered as a staunch personality in many regards and for being a resourceful patron of the Committee for Relevant Arts (CORA) and its projects.