Bayelsa State has lost seven of its promising talents to the ugly hands of death.

It was reported that at least seven people said to be university undergraduates have died.



This was after they inhaled fumes from a generator inside a music studio on Transformer Road, Ebis, in the Amarata area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The victims were allegedly working in a recording studio owned by one of them, identified as Akpos Reuben Braokubo, when the incident occurred on Tuesday morning, May 21.

Residents of Ebis indicated that the studio crew worked late into the night using their generators due to the inadequate power supply in the state.


The music recorders fell asleep with the generator running inside the studio and forgot to switch it off before dozing off.

The report stated that six bodies were discovered on Tuesday morning, while one individual, found unconscious and rushed to the hospital, later passed away.

Also, it was revealed that most of the deceased were undergraduates from the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) in Amassoma.

They were involved in the recording business to support their education.


At the time of the report, security operatives had cordoned off the area.

The victims bodies were said to have been evacuated and taken to a mortuary in Yenagoa by police officials.


Friends have gone online to mourn the deceased.

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Sadly, Braokubo’s last post on Facebook was shared mere hours before his death. Friends have gone under the post to mourn him.

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