Her role on that popular show put her in the limelight and in she launched a professional music career by releasing her debut album called 'Freedom'. She lost her mother at the age of 12 and her father in Close to the time of her death, she was involved in private business, running the non-governmental organisation "Essential Child Care Foundation" involved in child welfare needs and rights as well. One of her earliest albums 'Ever Liked my Person' sold above platinum till date.
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Christy Essien Igbokwe's Seun Rere - A Sampled Dedication - Music/Radio - Nigeria
Essien-Igbokwe won several awards throughout her career including Nigerian lady of songs award which she received inAfrica music mother awardInternational special achievement award in Mexico inworld song festival award, Los Angeles, queen of music international award association of theatre arts practitioners in Lagos gere and outstanding achievement in female uplifting. Her second son, Kaka is also towing the music line.
So popular was one of its hit songs ' Seun Rere ', that a number of African countries have sung their own version. Many of her albums became hit records, but none came close to the success of her hit album 'Ever Liked My Person' produced by Lemmy Jackson.
On November 11,Google recognized her with a doodle. During a taping of one of the show's episodes, she corrected a cast member who rehearsed his lines incorrectly, thereafter she was offered a role in the series.
Fela Kuti Sonny Okosun. Always at the forefront of issues affecting women and children, she played roles in some of the early Nollywood flicks such as 'Flesh and Blood' and 'Scars of Womanhood', both of which addressed issues of child abuse and female circumcision.
Retrieved November 11, Views Read Edit View history. Close to the time of her death, she was involved in private business, running the non-governmental organisation "Essential Child Care Foundation" involved in child welfare needs and rights as well.
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Retrieved from " https: She operated a shop in Etinan, her native town in Akwa Ibom State where she sold industrial printing machines. She also contributed enormously to nation building, peace and tolerance — which, alongside moral uprightness, remain constant themes of her songs.
Her recent public outings include the Inspire Africa Benefit Concert in Januarywhere she performed alongside her son Kaka and the MTN Musical Festival, a musical show of old and new-breed musicians in She was also the chairwoman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited. She died sun an undisclosed hospital in Lagos. Growing up she lived in Aba, Abia State with her late mother's friend who encouraged her singing career and bought her a fairly used cassette player to record her songs.
In she joined the cast of 'The New Masquerade'and played the role of Akpenor, the wife of the cantankerous character, Jegede Sokoya played by Claude Eke. With a desire to make life better for Nigerian artists ,she is credited as having initiated the first meeting that brought about the formation of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria in Her Charity programmes dated back to when she started championing the cause of the less privileged in our society especially the Nigerian Child.
The Akwa Ibom born performer featured in many national and international shows and also had the honour of composing and performing what would later be known as her state's informal anthem, "Akwa Ibom Mmi My Akwa Ibom " inits year of creation. This is also evidenced in her works such as:.
Between andshe became the first female president of the association. In fact Royalty from the sales of her past albums remains directed towards charity projects and the needy in our society.
During that time, a show called 'The New Masquerade' was also airing on the same station. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Essien's fluency in Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, English and her native Ibibio earned her an appeal which cut across tribal lines. In her life time, she was sometimes called Nigeria's Lady of Songs and was known for her song " Seun Rere ". This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Her role on that popular show put her in the limelight and in she launched a professional music career by releasing her seuun album called 'Freedom'.