Lady of songs, late Christy Essien Igbokwe got a rare honour on her posthumous birthday with the global search engine, Google, today, honoured her memory with a doodle.
Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR was born on 11 November 1960 and died 30 June 2011, was a Nigerian musician and actress. In her lifetime, she was popularly referred to as Nigeria’s Lady of Songs and was known for her song “Seun Rere”. She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). She was also the chairwoman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited.
Essien-Igbokwe sang her songs in Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, Hausa, Yoruba as well as in English. Essien’s fluency in Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, English and her native Ibibio earned her an appeal which cut across tribal lines.