Niger Delta highlife queen, Ikesima Brown and five members of a prominent Ijaw musical band, Chief Barrister Smooth, have died in a motor accident.
The incident occurred on Sunday. June 11, 2023, when a bus rammed into a petrol tanker along the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
It was gathered that the ill-fated vehicle conveying the popular band was engaged by a state government to play at the swearing-in reception of National Assembly members in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to an eyewitness account, the band members boarded a train from Warri to Kogi and were on their way to Abuja when the Toyota Sienna car in which they were travelling had a collision with a fuel tanker, killing them at the accident spot.
The names of the deceased were given as Chief Joseph Ekeremieye, Ikesima Brown, Ebis Awiki, Sololo, Tuku Eniekebi and one other.