Below are pictures from the demolition of Fresh FM owned by Yinka Ayefele. The demolition is carried out by the Oyo state government.
Yinka Ayefele has through his publicist David Ajiboye, said that the demolition of the edifice which houses his radio station and music studio is politically motivated.
The publicist who spoke with Punch revealed verbatim what Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi said when he visited the same building to see Yinka Ayefele in 2016.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank God for the ability to be here because when we contested the first time and won, a lot of people came to meet me to destroy the music house because Ayefele is not for us and he is always using songs to insult us. But I didn’t see any reason why I should demolish it because I felt if Ayefele is not for us now, he may be for us later. I am happy today that Ayefele is beside me now and I pray that the business will keep flourishing and this is the best studio I have seen in Oyo State.”
Speaking further, David Ajiboye said the planned demolition is politically motivated.
“We don’t see it as a threat; instead we see it as a challenge because the planned demolition of the music house is politically motivated. When the governor visited the studio in 2016, he said people told him to demolish the building because Ayefele was not in his camp. The building was approved in June 2008 as a business premise; that is over 10 years ago,” he said.