Global tech giant, Google has honoured late Christy Essien-Igbokwe today, November 11, 2018, with a doodle.
The doodle is to celebrate Nigeria’s Lady of Songs’ posthumous 58th birthday.
A doodle is the temporary replacement of the Google logo on its homepage to celebrate holidays, events, achievements or people.
Essien-Igbokwe was born on November 11, 1960, in Okat, Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Fondly remembered for her hit song – Seun Rere, the Lady of Songs also released many tunes in different Nigerian languages such as: Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, Hausa, Yoruba.
She was a true Nigerian in the sense that she could also speak the languages she sang in, fluently.
Essien-Igbokwe came into limelight in 1976 as a result her role in the hilarious TV program, The New Masquerade, which aired on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) network.
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She went ahead to display her acting prowess as she played Akpenor, the wife of the flamboyant, Chief Jegede Sokoya.
Essien-Igbokwe was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN).
Christy Essien-Igbokwe died in 2011 after a brief illness at the age of 50.
Listen to her hit song – Seun Rere below and share your view about the song.