Google honours Christy Essien-Igbokwe on her posthumous 58th birthday

Posted on Nov 12 2018 - 10:56am by admin

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.

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