Mike Okri, one of Nigeria’s finest musicians who dominated the airwaves in the 80s is a legend any day. He stormed the Nigerian music scene in 1988 with his chart-busting debut LP, Concert Fever. The singer who belonged to the Nigerian pop generation of Dizzy K Falola, Felyx and Mozyx, Alex O, Alex Zitto and Chris Mba, almost immediately changed the general tone of Nigerian pop music and was hailed as a fresh sound.
The album produced by veteran Laolu Akins, spawned the evergreen hit singles Omoge – an ode to the ‘dangerous’ new breed of Lagos women – and Time Na Money, which preached the necessity of time management and planning. Other songs of the album include Orin Tun Tun, No more brother, Let your love show and Ayeme.
Today, the singer took to his Facebook account to celebrate his birthday. He shared a photo with the caption “As I add another year today, it’s the Lord’s doing that I live to testify of His goodness & celebrate Him all the days of my life. Happy Birthday to me. So rejoice with me folks.”
We in Premier Records LTD are wishing him more fruitful years ahead…Happy Birthday Mike Okri!
Photo Credit: Mike Okri