Christy Essien Igbokwe dies at 50


Barely two weeks after the nation woke up to the news of the death of prominent artiste, Twin Seven-Seven, The Lady of songs and one of Nigeria’s most prominent musicians, Christy Essien Igbokwe is dead. She died in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.

She passed on to eternity yesterday morning after a brief illness, her husband of more than thirty-one years, Edwin Igbokwe confirmed to Vanguard.

Aged 50, Mama PMEAN as the songstress was more fondly called by musicians was one of the founding members of what is today known as the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMEAN).

“My wife passed on this morning” was the way husband Chief Edwin Igbokwe confirmed news of her death to our reporter.

It was however reported that Madam Christy who made her last public appearance at the finals of the Idol Nigeria, a reality show, where she sang one of favourite evergreen songs ‘Seun Rere’ was ill for only three days.

Her thirteen-year-old son Samuel who also confirmed news of his mothers’ death said she had premonitions of her death.

“My mum had prophesied earlier in the year that she would die and today, her prophesy has come to pass.”

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