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Artist images. Christiana Essien listeners Related Tags african nigeria With the death of Mrs Christiana Essien-Igbokwe, the Nigerian entertainment world lost a first class performer and arguably one of the most accomplished artistes of her generation. She was also a role model who achieved professional success at a relatively young age yet lived a scandal-free life as a devoted wife and mother. Fame, it can be said, found Essien-Igbokwe early in life. Having lost her mother at the age of 12, a family friend who became her guardian encouraged and subsequently nurtured her interest in singing.
Keji Okunowo. The society is majorly concerned with the general responsibility of negotiating, collecting and distributing royalties on behalf of musical copyright owners who are mostly its members. She mounted campaign of persuasion that saw the regime of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida initiate and abrogate the dichotomy; thereby putting paid to the struggle that lasted decades.
When it was planned for scrapping or merging with the Nigeria Police Force, she brought pressure to bear on the federal government and thus the FRSC was spared till today.
This again was during the tenure of Military President Ibrahim Babangida. Christy had to intervene by pushing forward the idea that the world is fast changing in telecommunication. The idea came to her when a private telephone company EMIS that had its equipment and staff ready approached her with their predicament as a result of license denial.
She fought this and thus EMIS became the first privately licensed telecommunication company; others then followed with ease. Her Charity programmes dated back to when she started championing the cause of the less privileged in our society especially the Nigerian Child.
This is also evidenced in her works such as:. In fact Royalty from the sales of her past albums remains directed towards charity projects and the needy in our society.
The Lady of Songs has successfully and single-handedly pursued and executed charity projects in the following States in Nigeria. The Foundation was legally registered and launched on April 30, with eminent personalities as members of the Board of Trustees.
They are successful industrialists and professionals — Chief Abdulaziz C. Simi Johnson General Secretary , Dr. Muktar Bello Auditor , Engineer Mrs. Comfort Ponnle Treasurer , Mrs. Helen Esuene and Chief Mrs. The foundation has organized several charity events and keeps her tradition of visiting homes on her birthday alive.
She died after a brief illness on 30 June at age 50 at Ikeja General Hospital. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article includes a list of general references , but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations.
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