Nigerian gospel musician, Eric Arubayi and the 3rd runner up at the maiden edition of the West African Idol died on Saturday, February, 11, 2017 at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital.
Here are 7 things you may not have known about the late Eric Arubayi as compiled by Naija News.
1 He was born in Delta state to the family of Ex-Delsu VC, Professor Eric and Professor Diana Arubayi.
2 Arubayi grew up in the town of Abraka with his siblings.
3 In 2007, he became the third runner-up on singing reality TV show – West African Idol reality TV show where Timi Dakolo emerged winner.
4 Eric went into interior decoration after the show. He wanted to flex his business hands on something other than music.
5 He released his debut album “Redefined” in 2011.
6 Eric was a very active member of House On The Rock Church. He was the lead singer of the church’s acclaimed choir.
7 Eric tied the knot with model, Chinonso in Delta State, on December 28, 2013 – They welcomed their son, Jayden in 2015.