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Take A Look At Some Of Nigeria's Reigning Musicians In The 70s

Haruna IsholaHaruna Ishola Bello, a member of the Order of the Niger who lived between 1919 and 1983, was a Nigerian musician, and one of the most popular artists in the apala genre in the 70s.In 1971, two years after he started star records with I.K.

  27 days ago
Take A Look At Some Of Nigeria's Reigning Musicians In The 70s

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8 Veteran Nigerian Musicians Who Are Dead

Veteran Nigerian musicans can come to seem like part of our family. Which is why it is extra hard when they pass on and sometimes it can feel like we have lost a loved one. Early this morning, we woke up to hear the sad news that veteran reggae musican, Majek Fashek has died. In the wake of this death, here are some Veteran Nigerian musicans you probably didn't know are dead. 1. TONY GREY In April 2017, Veteran musician, Tony Grey passed on at the age of 70. Tony Grey, popularly known as Ozimba of Afric

  11 months ago
8 Veteran Nigerian Musicians Who Are Dead

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Opinion: 10 Pioneer Nigerian Juju Musicians that their songs are still relevant till today.(Photos)

Nigeria is a country blessed with a lots of talents ranging from football, boxing and other sports to music. There are lots of musicians with different type of genres from highlife, Afro pop and juju. There are lots of juju musician in the history of the country that have done the country proud and with their musics still relevant till today with the lovers of this genre of music. Below are 10 of the many Juju Maestros Nigeria has produced: 1. Sonny Okosun: The Edo born musician was the leader of the Ozzidi

  6 months ago
Opinion: 10 Pioneer Nigerian Juju Musicians that their songs are still relevant till today.(Photos)

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4 Veteran Nigerian Singers Who Have Passed Away But Are Still Remembered Through Their Music.

Nigeria has produced many talented singers in it's music industry over the years, and although most of these singers have passed away their music still stands today. We will be looking at 4 of those veteran singers who are still remembered through their music. 1. Sonny Okosun Sonny Okosun was a veteran singer from Edo state who was well known as the leader of the Ozzidi band back in the day. Okosun had a music style which consisted of reggae, Afro-funk highlife and gospel, and sang in different languages like

  4 months ago
4 Veteran Nigerian Singers Who Have Passed Away But Are Still Remembered Through Their Music.

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List Of Popular Nigerians Who Died Of Cancer

According the World Health Organization, at least 80,000 Nigerians die annually from various forms of cancer. Here are top Nigerians who died of cancer as the world marks World Cancer Day today Tuesday the 4th of February 2020. Sonny Okosun For Sonny Okosun, one of greatest musicians, the music stopped playing when he died on May 24, 2008, at 61 in the United States after a prolonged battle with cancer. He had gone to seek medical advice on his deteriorating health. Gani Fawehinmi The doggedness with which renowned

  1 years ago
List Of Popular Nigerians Who Died Of Cancer

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5 Nigerian Gospel singers, who have passed away but are still relevant in the music industry

Nigeria as a country has produced several great and multitalented Gospel musician over the years. Most of them are not only melodious singer artists who produced party music but Godly inspire albums . These musicians inspire and change lives through their God's given talent , though many of them are late , but their music and legacy will lives for ever in music industry . In this article , we shall consider 5 gospel musicians who have passed away but their name and music remains evergreen . 1. Sonny Okosun Sonny

  8 months ago
5 Nigerian Gospel singers, who have passed away but are still relevant in the music industry

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Check Out 5 Veteran Nigerian Musicians Who Are Dead

Please kindly click the follow button above before you read. 1.Sunny Okosun Sonny Okosun was a musician from Edo state, Nigeria and was best known as the leader of the Ozzidi band. He named his band Ozzidi after a renowned Ijaw river god, but to Okosun the meaning was "there is a message". He died due to colon cancer in 24 May 2008 at the age of 61 in washington, District of Columbia,USA. He was buried at his residence on Yaya Abaton Street, Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria. 2. Raski mono Ras Kimono was a Nigerian reggae

  7 months ago
Check Out 5 Veteran Nigerian Musicians Who Are Dead

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See the list of popular Nigerians who died of Cancer

According the World Health Organization, at least 80,000 Nigerians die annually from various forms of cancer. Here are top Nigerians who died of cancer as the world marks World Cancer Day today Tuesday the 4th of February 2020. Sonny Okosun For Sonny Okosun, one of greatest musicians, the music stopped playing when he died on May 24, 2008, at 61 in the United States after a prolonged battle with cancer. He had gone to seek medical advice on his deteriorating health. Gani Fawehinmi The doggedness with which

  1 years ago
See the list of popular Nigerians who died of Cancer

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World Cancer Day: Five notable Nigerians who lost their lives to cancer

Today is World Cancer Day with the theme "I can, we can". This theme talks about people working together to reduce the risk factors associated with the disease. Below are notable Nigerians who died due to cancer: 1. Sonny Okosun He died aged 61 of colon cancer on 24 May 2008 at Howard University Hospital, Washington DC. Sonny was born on 1st January 1947. He was a musician from Nigeria and was best known as the leader of the Ozzidi band. 2.Gani Fawehinmi Notable lawyer and activist Gani, as he was fondly ca

  1 years ago
World Cancer Day: Five notable Nigerians who lost their lives to cancer

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Remembering Sonny Okosun, A Musician Of Great Song

The late Sonny Okosun is still very fresh in the heart of many people,even though he died some years ago,his death is like yesterday. A legendary in the music world,that shook the shore of Nigeria and beyond. Sonny Okosun,the Ozidi king they call him. He brought innovation into the music industry which many youths got inspiration from which has enabled them to start their own music career. Some of the hit songs produced by Sonny Okosun are: Which way Nigeria Tire Ni oluwa No more wars Song of praise Fire in

  9 months ago
Remembering Sonny Okosun, A Musician Of Great Song

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Hip-hop and RnB Nigerian Artistes and Pioneers in The Last Three Decades

The music industry in Nigeria has grown in leaps and bounds and is fast attracting international commendation as the big acts abroad now collaborate with our Nigerian artists and the process is almost seamless. We are all aware of the magic that came to life when top international act American Music Star Beyonce featured our very own Ayo Balogun a.k.a Wizkid in the recently released ‘Lion King’ album, the songstress didn’t stop there, she also featured Nigerian songwriter and singer Abisagboola Oluseu

  1 years ago
Hip-hop and RnB Nigerian Artistes and Pioneers in The Last Three Decades

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Meet Emmanuel, the originator of the first dance movie in Nigeria!

Emmanuel Osiebe, popularly called OSHA is an award winning dancer and choreographer with over two decades of experience in dance and choreography. Though he was born in Manchester, England, the Nigeria foremost dance and fashion choreographer has pitched his tent effortlessly in the Nigerian scene and has won a lot of laurels as well. Hardly would OSHA choreograph a dance video without it winning an award.  His dance movie tagged "Dance city" is also receiving much acclaim from those who have heard about the

  8 months ago
Meet Emmanuel, the originator of the first dance movie in Nigeria!

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Artistes and Producers That Paved The Way For Davido and Wizkid

The music industry in Nigeria has grown in leaps and bounds and is fast attracting international commendation as the big acts abroad now collaborate with our Nigerian artistes and the process is almost seamless. We are all aware of the magic that came to life when top American Music Star Beyonce featured our very own Ayo Balogun a.k.a Wizkid in the recently released ‘Lion King’ album, the songstress didn’t stop there, she also featured Nigerian songwriter Abisagboola Oluseun John a.ka. Bankulli in the

  1 years ago
Artistes and Producers That Paved The Way For Davido and Wizkid

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Meet Sonny Okosun, the Ozzidi crooner

Sonny Okosun (was born on 1 January 1947 – 24 May 2008 in Washington DC). He was a musician from Nigeria and was best known as the leader of the Ozzidi band. He named his band Ozzidi after a renowned Ijaw river god, but to Okosun the meaning was "there is a message". His surname is sometimes spelled Okosuns and his first name Sunny. He was one of the leading Nigerian musicians from the late 1970s to mid-1980s. Okosun's brand of African pop music, Ozzidi, is a synthesis of Afro-beat, reggae and funk music.

  1 years ago
Meet Sonny Okosun, the Ozzidi crooner

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Remembering Sonny Okosun twelve years on

Sonny Okosun was a leading Nigerian musician who died at Howard University Hospital, Washington DC on May 24, 2008 at the age of 61 after a brief battle with colon cancer. Photo: Facebook Early weekday morning, the neighbor’s cock crowed at dawn: But a big bang on my flat door, disturbed the morning and cries of the cock..It woke my flat mate, Rotimi Durojaiye. His room was located in the hallways of our three bedrooms flat. He opened the door and a large six foot bearded tall man asked after me thus:’

  1 years ago
Remembering Sonny Okosun twelve years on

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Which Way Nigeria Our Beloved Nation

I remember when we were growing up and being so young and inexperienced, we could not fully make sense of all there was to the Sonny Okosun's classic "Which Way Nigeria". The moderately slow tempo song(adante), for all we cared, was just another beautiful piece by the music maestro whose songs made our day anytime it was played especially at a birthday party.  Whosoever sends you on an errand at the time Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) channel 6, was about airing the music video of Sonny Okosun, would h

  1 years ago
Which Way Nigeria Our Beloved Nation