A former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and wife of the legendary
musician, King Sunny Ade, Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye is dead.
Adegeye, a devoted and loyal party member of the All Progressives Congress (APC),
died after a brief sickness.
She was also a former Chairmanship Aspirant under the platform of All Progressives
Congress, APC, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area. The deceased reportedly
passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
Her death was announced in a statement by George Folarin Olawande.
He wrote: We wish to formally inform, friends, well-wishers, political associates,
and the general public that Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness
during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021.
Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was an Honourable Member in the 6th Assembly of the
Lagos State House of Assembly. She will be greatly missed not only by her immediate
family but also by her political associates and followers. Further information in
respect to her burial ceremony will be announced later after extensive consultations
with the family.
Thank you as we pray that she continues to rest peacefully and eternally with the
The cause of her death is not yet known, however, Vanguard reports that her death
could have been as a result of cancer which she had battled for a long time before her
Her death comes a day before the Juju King’s birthday. Their marriage to King Sunny
Ade produced six male children.