Renowned Urhobo musician Chief Daniel Iriferi, famously known as Chief Sally Young, has breathed his last at the age of 91.
The iconic artist from Abraka in Delta State reportedly succumbed to a brief illness on Sunday, leaving behind a rich musical legacy that spanned several decades.
The world of Urhobo music mourns the loss of a legend as Chief Daniel Iriferi, widely celebrated as Chief Sally Young, bids farewell at the age of 91. Sources reveal that the maestro, who had been a prominent figure in Urhobo music, passed away on Sunday after a short period of illness.
Chief Sally Young’s musical journey took flight in the 70s and continued to resonate through the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. His repertoire included chart-topping hits like ‘Oko Oko’ and ‘Weji Vwe Vwo,’ which etched his name in the annals of Urhobo musical history. His profound contributions added depth and meaning to Urhobo’s sociocultural heritage, establishing him as an iconic figure in the musical landscape.
While news of Chief Sally Young’s passing had circulated widely on social media, official confirmation from his family is yet to be issued at the time of this report.