Google Honours Oliver De Coque on His 74th Birthday
De Coque is best known for infusing modern West African highlife with a Congolese-inspired guitar style and the vibrant dance elements of Igbo music, creating a distinctive musical style.
His dance which inspired”Ogene” style of Nigerian high life, which combines modern high life with traditional Igbo music, has generated hits including “People’s Club of Nigeria,” “nempi social club,” “Biri Ka Mbiri,” “Ana Enwe,” “Nnukwu Mmanwu,” and “Identity,” which stayed on the Radio Nigeria 2’s Top Ten for the majority of 1981.
De Coque’s music rose in popularity at home and abroad after his first solo release in 1976, as he released several album his masterful guitar work and fresh take on African pop–over 70 albums in total during his lifetime.
De Coque received an honorary doctorate in music from the University of New Orleans in 1994, in recognition of his extraordinary musical achievements. On June 20, 2008, Oliver de Coque died at the age of 61.
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