Sunday, 14 March 2010


RV has just found out this piece of news, though belatedly. Tony Tonero, the dude with the deep voice on Paul I.K Dairo's hit song '' Mo Sorire '' is dead. Tony, who was a member of the 90's funk-soul group, OXYGEN, alongside Paul, Slam [ Remember him? This handsome guy just returned to Nigeria from the UK after living in the Queen's country for several years ] and Swave was hit by a car in the Mangoro area of Lagos, Nigeria, on the 24th of last month. According to reports, the circumstances sorrounding the accident and the singer's death are not clear yet.

While Slam and Paul Play went on to become successful in their music careers, Swave and Tonero struggled without success to make it in the music world. Tony Tonero however continued to perform as a back-up singer for his close friend, Paul I.K Dairo. OXYGEN was trying to regroup for a reunion album before Tony's death. You can see Tony Tonero's performance on the '' Mo Sorire '' song above. The song was a hit in Nigeria and among the African diaspora. Paul Play has gone on to become a household name in Nigeria with hit albums and songs that can compete for attention on the billboard charts.

RV commiserates with the friends and family of Tony Tonero. Rest In Peace, soul brother.

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