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Christy Essien-Igbokwe

Posted by Webby on 3/6/2003 11:20:25 AM

Christy Essien-Igbokwe

Nigeria's lady of songs. She put Nigeria's name on the world music map with her evergreen Soun Rere track. She was the first female president of the performing musicians association of Nigeria. Born on the 11th November 1960, this singer and actress is the chairman and managing director of Soul Train entertainment limited.

Her Honours include Nigerian lady of songs award, Africa music mother award 1984, international special achievement award Mexico 1983 world song festival award Los Angeles queen of music international award association of theatre arts practitioners Lagos 1996 outstanding achievement in female uplifting. She has also contributed enormously to nation building, peace and tolerance - which, alongside moral uprightness, remain constant themes of her songs.