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Matu Esky: Prospective Corps Member and Musician Dies on Way to Orientation camp



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Matu Esky, a 24-year old prospective corps member has died in a fatal accident while on his way to orientation camp in Katsina State.

Daily Report Nigeria gathered that the auto crash took place in Jigawa State on Friday afternoon and also claimed the life of another passenger.

Matu Esky hailed from Ungwan Maryam in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, and was the firstborn of four children.

He studied Architecture at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, for both his National Diploma and Higher National Diploma certificates.


The deceased widely known with his stage name “Phil Chase”, is considered the future of music in Bauchi State.

Nuhu Arewa, a cousin to the deceased who confirmed the incident, Esky was very passionate about his musical career.

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Matu Esky Aka Phil Case Was A Promising Musician

Nuhu described the incident as a painful one saying he last saw the Phil Case the day he departed for orientation camp.

He said, “Yes, the incident is true, he was my cousin. He was a very talented and promising young man.

“He was posted to Maiduguri, Borno state for his one-year national youth service but their orientation camp is to hold in Katsina state. So, he was on his way to the camp that Friday when the unfortunate incident happened.


“He boarded a vehicle to Kano State, where he was to board another vehicle that would take him to Katsina. Unfortunately, he did not even reach Kano because the crash occurred in Jigawa State and he died.”

“I saw him last that same Friday shortly before he left town for Katsina. He was in a car which was going to his house to pick his things and go on his journey. He saw me and waved me; that was the last time I saw him, only for us to hear of this sad and pathetic news that he died in a fatal crash in Jigawa.

“Humanly speaking, I feel very sad but since God is the giver of life and he takes it anytime being who he is, I am okay with that. I take it as the doing of the Lord because that is how he proves who he is,” he stated.

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