Three key members of Yinka Ayefele’s Gospel band, The Merry Makers have defected and disappeared in the course of the band’s recently concluded tour of the United States.
The band left for a six weeks musical tour of the United States on September 2 and the tour saw them performing at Washington, Maryland, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas respectively.
The defectors according to Ayefele are:
1. The lead vocalist of Ayefele’s Merry-Makers Band, Solomon Motimoke popularly known as ‘Yatty’ who dumped the band while they were in Washington DC on 11th October.
2. Ojoyido Adegbenga Ezekiel (Keyboardist), who disappeared at the band’s hotel at Howard Johnson Inn on Rockaway Boulevard, New York on Tuesday, 15th October
3. Olusola Kayode Isaac (vocalist), who disappeared at the La-Guardiala Airport, New York on Monday, 14th October on his way from Houston.
Yinke Ayefele has written to the US Homeland Security, asking them to track and deport these men.
The musician’s publicist, David Ajiboye stated in a release that the musician has urged the United States Homeland Security to track and deport the band members who defected at the tail-end of their six weeks tour. Ajiboye stated that “in a mail sent to the United States department of Homeland Security, Ayefele urged the department to look for the defectors and act accordingly so as to serve as a lesson to others.