Leading female musician, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, has died aged 51. She passed away this morning at a private hospital in Lagos after she fell ill three days ago, family sources confirmed to NEXT.
Popularly known as the ‘Lady of Songs', Ms Essien-Igbokwe was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria. Some of her hit songs include ‘Omo Mi Seun ReRe', ‘Hear the Call' and ‘Tete Nu Na Ula'
"This really hits home to me. Not just because I'm an artist as well, but more so because I had the thrilling pleasure of spending one memorable afternoon with her, along with Onyeka Onwenu, Kris Okotie and Godwin Ash at her residence in Enugu decades ago. May her beautiful SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE..AMEN."---Monday Midnite