Veteran Artiste Eppi Fanio Is Dead, Tony Okoroji Mourns

Veteran artiste Eppifanio Adebambo Joseph aka Eppi Fanio is dead 

The artiste who made so much waves in the 80s and 90s died on Sunday 

The wife posted this message on social media 

"Good morning  to you all.Pls daddy Epiphanio  Adebambo  Joseph  has passed on yesterday  afternoon.

May his soul rest in perfect peace."

This is the tribute to the artiste by COSON Chairman Chief Tony Okoroji


I was woken up this morning by the sad news of the passing of my friend Eppi Fanio Adebambo Joseph.

Eppi was not just a consummate artiste, he was a gentleman of the best quality. The “Farofa” man who made the Farofa dancers famous in Lagos in the 1970s and 80s was a musician’s musician.

Eppi Fanio as first vice president was my right-hand man during the period I was national president of PMAN.  He contributed immensely in making PMAN an outstanding national organization that was celebrated far and wide. Eppi always stood for truth and justice for everyone. His yes was his yes and his no was his no. Second vice president during the period was the late Mustapha Amego.

This morning, I spoke with Eppi ’s wife Mrs. Amoke Joseph to mourn the loss of someone who was not just my colleague but a friend and a brother. I am consoled by the fact that Eppi Fanio lived a very good life.

Fare thee well, great artiste and gentle man Eppi Fanio Adebambo Joseph.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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