A Lasting Legacy! Photos From Christy Essien Igbokwe’s Memorial Foundation Launch

On Sunday, 17th November at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos, friends, associates and admirers of the late Lady of Songs, Christy Essien Igbokwe came together in Lagos as her foundation, The Christy Essien Igbokwe Memorial Foundation was launched.

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Kaka Igbokwe and Onyeka Onwenu Husband of late Chisty- Chief Edwin Igbokwe
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Her husband, Chief Edwin Igbokwe was joined by family, political and entertainment associates for the event as popular faces such as, Onyeka Onwenu, Timi Dakolo, Yeni Kuti, Yemi Alade, Niyola as well as various State Commissioners representing their respective Governors were also present.

The event had dance performances to songs of the late legend and stage performances of one of her most popular works on TV – New Masquerade by PAWS. A fashion show showcasing clothes worn by the Late Lady of Songs on stage was part of the activities for the night as well musical performances by Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, Victor Essien (Sleeky) and The Soul Train band.

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Late Christy&#39s Son, Kaka Igbokwe Niyola
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Sonny Irabor and Commissioner of Information,

Akwa Ibom State

Timi Dakolo
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Yemi Alade Yeni Kuti

Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR (11 November 1960 – 30 June 2011), also known as Nigeria&#39s Lady of Songs, put Nigeria&#39s name on the world music map with her evergreen “Seun Rere” track. She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). Born on 11 November 1960, the singer and actress was the chairman and managing director of Soul Train Entertainment Limited. Although she was not Yoruba, most of her hits were sung in the western Nigerian language, and drew heavily on the culture and tradition. Essien&#39s fluency in Yoruba, English, Igbo and her native Ibibio earned her an appeal which cut across tribal lines.

See more photos from the event below.

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Adaeze Izagbi Adebola Williams and Jennifer Ukoh
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Adoha Agbugba Aisha Bako
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Augusta Wiaka Chinenye Ugwuodo
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Chioma Nwankwo Chuka and Ijioma Olisekwu
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Chukwuma Agbugba Daphne Akatugba
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Esther Ogbonne Gina (Artist)
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Ifeoma Orji Ijeoma Olisekwu
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Jude Nnabuihe Isioma Izagbo
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Jennifer Uko Kaka Igbokwe
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Lami Izore Lilian Nosiri
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Lisa Onuoha Mojisola and Zainah
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Nike Adiat Nneka and Isioma Izagbo
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Oluchi Phillips Oluwo Teni
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Onyinye Igbokwe Pauline Onyegbala
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Prukeme Dickson Rita Ohai
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Uche Ubah Uyoyou Agba and Dumebi
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For more information about the Christy Essien Igbokwe Memorial Foundation, visit: www.christyessienigbokwememorialfoundation.com and follow @Ceimf on Twitter.


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