Salawu Ofelele remains a legendary figure in the world of Ikede music, revered for his unparalleled talent and captivating performances. His legacy lives on as the greatest and most beloved Ikede musician among the Ebira people. Despite his passing in the year 2000, his memory remains vivid in the hearts of his fans, with many recalling his towering stature and distinctive stammer.
Tragically, Salawu Ofelele’s life was cut short in a devastating auto accident along the perilous Okene-Lokoja-Abuja road in the year 2000. In the aftermath of his untimely death, unfounded accusations were hurled at a woman from his hometown of Eika, unjustly blaming her for the accident. This led to a distressing turn of events, as the innocent woman and her home were subjected to violence and arson. It is important to note that there is no substantiated evidence to support claims of witchcraft or occult involvement in the accident.
In honor of Salawu Ofelele’s enduring legacy, we invite you to experience his timeless music through his 1986 record, which we proudly offer for free download. Let his melodies transport you to a realm of nostalgia and celebration, as we pay tribute to the indelible mark he left on Ebira music and culture.