It hurts me to see a legendary icon go so soon.
African music icon, Christy Essien Igbokwe most famous for her major hit in the 80s, Seun Rere, has been confirmed dead. The “Lady of Songs” as popularly known passed today after a brief illness.
Multiple sources including her Husband, and her Son (Kaka), who is also a musician, have confirmed the passing of the star.
The late musician was the first president of the Performing Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN).
Her last major outing was at the finale of Nigerian Idol in March.
The singer and actress released her first album Freedom in 1976 at age 16.
Her other albums include Patience, Time Waits for No One (both 1978), One Understanding (1979), Give Me A Chance (1980), and Ever Liked My Person (1981) which remains her best LP till date.
RIP Mama Essien-Igbokwe, God bless your wonderful soul. Amen
News Source: vanguardngr & thenetng.com
**Tear Drop** Here’s a music video for the song E Se by son Kaka Igbokwe featuring mum Christy Essien-Igbokwe.