Kefee Was a Great Gift to Our Music Industry – COSON

The Board, members and management of Copyright Society of Nigeria

(COSON) have received with shock the news of the passing on of front
line member and multi-award winning gospel singer, Kefee who reportedly
passed on in the United States of America.

Kefee, fondly referred to as Branama Queen came into limelight with her
hit track _Branama_ in 2003 and has since remained one of Nigeria’s
most sought after female music acts. She went on to churn out other hit
tracks like _Kokoroko_, _Sapele Water_, amongst others.

Reacting to the sad development, the Chairman of COSON, Chief Tony
Okoroji said, “Kefee was such a great gift to our music industry. Her
incredible talent, soaring voice and never-say–die spirit in a very
difficult industry made her truly outstanding. Her song, ‘Kokoroko’
remains one of my favourite Nigerian recordings of the recent era. Kefee
and I had a unique relationship. In difficult moments, she always sought
my counsel. When she wanted to start her musical training in Los
Angeles, she asked for my written recommendation which I was so glad to
do. I was informed that just before her last trip to America, she
stopped by at the office, as she routinely did, to share some time with
us and update her COSON records. Unfortunately, I was not there and it
is very sad that I will not see Kefee again. I however take solace in
the fact that she lived a fruitful life and as a true artiste, remains
alive in her beautiful songs. My condolences to her family and the many
fans of the Branama Queen. Adieu Kefee, the sweet singer’

Also speaking, the General Manager of COSON, Mr.Chinedu Chukwuji:

“I am yet to get over the shock I received with the news of Kefee’s
passing on. I find it hard to believe how someone so young and vibrant
can be here one day and is gone the next. She came around to the office
only a few weeks ago, chatting and smiling and to hear this news now is
so devastating. Kefee may have gone to be with the Lord but her music
keeps her alive in our hearts. She will be greatly missed”

COSON condoles with her family members, friends and fans on this sad
development and while the past cannot be undone, she will continue to be
alive in our memories.

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