Iconic Apala music drummer, Pa AbdulRahman Adewole is dead.

Adewole whose death occurred a month after his birthday held in the state capital, was the lead drummer in the band of late Apala musician, Ayinla Omowura.

The drummer who is well known as Onilu-Ola died at the age of 97 at his Keesi-Arinlese residence in Abeokuta after a brief illness.

According to The Punch, One of his children, Kamilu Adewole announced the death of Pa Adewole on behalf of the family on Tuesday night, a few minutes after the octogenarian died.

Speaking after the death of his father, Kamilu said, “This is to announce to you all that Alhaji AbdulRahman Adewole, Adewole Onilu Ola has passed out.

“He passed out at his residence today (Tuesday) a few minutes ago.”

In accordance with Islamic rites the family disclosed that the remains of the iconic Apala music drummer will be laid to rest at his residence located behind the Emmanuel Anglican Primary School, Keesi in Abeokuta on Wednesday at 4pm.

On his journey in Apala music, It could be recalled that between 1970 and 1980, the popular drummer alongside his late boss, Ayinla Omowura, were known in the Apala music beyond the shores of Nigeria.