By Ogbonna Amadi Entertainment Editor
It was yet another sad song for the Nigerian entertainment industry Tuesday, when news of the demise of one of Nigeria’s best pop music import and former member of the defunct pop group Funkies, Harry
Mosco Agada of the Country Boy fame hit the air waves.
The Enugu State born musician died in Cairo, the Egyptian capital where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Mr. Agada’s death was announced on twitter by his musician son Chykay Agada, who was also responsible for his father’s trip to Egypt for medical treatment.
His death came on the heels of the death of another prominent entertainer, Mr. James Iroha a.k.a. Giringori Akabogu of the New Masquerade fame who passed on a forthnight ago in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Before his death, the musician was bed ridden for months and had only a female companion who lived with him in the Akute area of Ogun State where he resided before help came his way through his son.
He had recently moved to the area from his Abbah Johnston street, Ikeja, Lagos residence, where he also operated a record studio.
The last time the late musician was seen at a public function, he two legs were swollebn and could hardly walk without help.
A concerned friend who spoke to us yesterday said “ Although Harry told me he was suffering from arthritis, I doubted the possibility because he legs were swollen and could hardly move around his house.
When the son told him of his plan to take him to India for proper medical treatment, he rejected the offer on the grounds that India was too far adding that the trip may kill him before treatment commenced”.
Continuing our source disclosed “I got to know that he was in Egypt when he called (displays number 201152357988) to inform me that he was receiving treatment in an Egyptian hospital. He also assured me that he was getting better and would come home soon.
But that was never to be because. few days before news of his demise filtered into town I’d tried to reach him for several days with no connection”.
Harry Mosco who recorded a joint song Love Nwa Tin tin with his son in 2009, will be remembered for great songs like Country Boy and Sugarcane Baby.