On Friday, October 5, 2012 Yinka Ayefele, popular yoruba contemporary gospel singer and performer got wind of plans by the Oyo state government to mark his multi-million naira building (located on Falana Road, a few metres after Efunsetan round-about) for demolition.
According to reports, the Oyo State government is demolishing the mansion to make way for its proposed 8-lane road.
The mansion which boasts of a fully equipped standard audio and visual studio, two multi-purpose halls, an internet radio station (www.ayefelefreshfm.mobi) and several other offices, has are over 80 employees working there.
According to Yinka Ayefele’s publicist, the singer was not given any prior notice about the planned demolition and he was shocked to hear about it.
However, the singer went ahead to church where he was billed to perform and did so without betraying any emotions as he was said to be in a state of disbelief.
If the singer followed the laid down rules and regulations in acquiring the land and sighting his edifice upon it, it is expected that the government would do the right thing by compensating him adequately because N200 million is no child’s play. Beside, if he is not compensated, his source of livelihoood as well as those who work under him would have been dealt a massive blow.