Nigerian Highlife music legend, Oliver De Coque, has been today respected with a Google doodle in celebration of his 74th post mortem birthday. The Google doodle was made by Lagos-based craftsman, Ohab TBJ. Ohab shared the work of art on Instagram expressing it was a blessing from heaven,
"Ayeeeeeeeeeeeee. Sweetheart I illustrated a @google Doodle. It's a doodle to recognize the late Oliver De Coque, a Nigerian guitarist and one of Africa's productive account craftsman, on his birthday today.
"OMG! This is one of my fantasy projects materialize I actually can barely handle it!!! Today I'm in a real sense googling everything before the day closes. Promotion yell to @helenecleroux. Go google all that today too darling!(It's just live in Nigeria tho) Make sure to tap on the Doodle to find out about Chief Oliver De Coque".
Oliver Sunday Akanite, otherwise called Oliver De Coque was brought into the world on April 14, 1947 at Nnewi, Anambra state. He was a first Highlife performer and was additionally a Lead guitarist who was dynamic from 1965 till June 2008 when he passed on.
His vocation started at the youthful age of 11, instructed to play the guitar by Piccolo, a Congolese guitarist living in Nigeria. Serving an apprenticeship with juju stars Sunny Agaga and Jacob Oluwale, he was a star by his late youngsters.
Oliver is additionally considered as the most ostentatious Igbo artist, he burned through N30,000 on his facial hair week after week and that added up to N120,000 month to month. Pulling in global consideration with a London execution in 1973, he played on Prince Nico Mbarga's collection Sweet Mother four years after the fact. The highlife legend passed on in June 2008 after difficulties emerging from diabetes.
Oliver Sunday Akanite
Conceived April 14, 1947
Cause Ezinifite, Nnewi South, Anambra State,
Passed on June 20, 2008 (matured 61)
Genres Igbo highlife
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Lead Guitarist
A long time dynamic 1965–2008
Names Olumo Records Nigeria Limited
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