Funsho Arogundade PM NEWS
Seven months after they absconded while on musical tour of United States with Gospel Tungba maestro, Yinka Ayefele, the three deserted members of the Melody Makers Band-Solomon Olugbenga Motimoke, Ojoyido Adegbenga Ezekiel and Olusola Kayode Isaac – have resurfaced with a new band in the States.
The trio have formed a new group named Perfection International Band. The band, which has started doing private gigs across some United States cities, have Motimoke, popularly known as Yatty as the new leader.
On 2 September 2013, the trio joined their boss, Ayefele, on the tour of some US cities. In the middle of the tour, the three defected at various time and cities.
In a statement signed by David Ajiboye, Ayefele’s publicist and made available to P.M.NEWS Showbiz Trends last year, he stated that Yatty, a vocalist, with the band was the first to bolt. He ran away on 11 October, 2013 while the band was on tour of Washington DC.
Isaac, another vocalist, followed Yatty’s footsteps on Monday 14 October, 2013 as he defected at the La Guardia Airport, New York, on his way from Houston, Texas, while the third Ezekiel, a keyboardist, defected at the band’s hotel at Howard Johnson Inn on Rockaway Boulevard, New York on Tuesday, 15 October.
The defected band members were promptly reported to the United States Department of Homeland Security, DHS.
A source who spoke to P.M.NEWS Showbiz Trends said “in spite of the shows the boys are having, they are still on the run because they have no work permit or valid papers to work or stay in the States.”
When Ayefele was contacted, his publicist, Ajiboye said the boys have been forgiven but everything is now left between them and the US government.