Sad! Adekunle Gold loses dad


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Afro-pop singer, Adekunle  Kosoko a.k.a Adekunle Gold has suffered a terrible loss as his father passed on late last night.


TheNewsGuru recalls that Adekule Gold recently rejoiced over the appointment of his father as a new Permanent Secretary in Lagos state.


The singer’s father, Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko was the Permanent Secretary of Education District 4; he died during the night after suffering an undisclosed ailment.


Mr Kosoko who was appointed as a new Permanent Secretary in in December, 2018 was flown abroad recently due to the illness and his position had to be temporarily filled by a replacement for over a month.


He recently returned to Nigeria to recuperate, but sadly lost the battle.


A teacher who works with Mr Kosoko’s district in Lagos revealed that his death was announced to the teachers in Education District 4 this morning. The cause of death has not been revealed.


In 2018, Adekunle Gold announced that his father, Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko was promoted to the position of a permanent secretary by the Lagos state government. He took to his Instagram page where he wrote quite a long post about his father’s journey to the top of his career.

“Growing up, I watched my dad worked so hard for too little. Teachers weren’t big earners. But my dad, with the help of my mum, provided everything all 4 of us needed – maybe not wanted, but definitely needed. I remember when my dad went to Uniben for his first degree. My sisters and I were very young, and communication with him was pretty much impossible because it was before the era of cellphones. We only saw him when he had school breaks.

“He finished as the best in his class with a distinction in Fine Arts, Painting & Graphics Major. He was part of the team that co-wrote the module for teachers at one time. Every day, after his primary assignment as a Fine Arts teacher in Keke High School, he would go to Teachers’ College to teach other teachers. He was willing to do whatever it would take to make extra money to fend for us and build a house for us to live in. I almost forgot – he is a published writer. Brilliant Man!”




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