SUNDAY VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE MUSIC WORLD --SONNY OKOSUN

Yes it is the weekend and we are certainly saddened at the passing of one the greatest musicians, SONNY OKOSUN.
Biography

"With 16 African album releases to his credit -- many of them gold -- Nigeria's Sonny Okosuns is one of the continent's most enduringly popular performers. Okosuns initially caught the pop music bug via Elvis and the Beatles, forming his first band, The Postmen, in 1964. In the early '70s, he helped usher in a back-to-African-roots trend with a stylistic mix of Western pop and local highlife he called "ozzidi." He later broadened it to include the rapidly spreading gospel of reggae.

His diversity has kept him from being pigeonholed. He was featured in Black Star Liner, a 1983 anthology of African reggae, and more recently appeared on the anti-apartheid Sun City EP produced by Steve Van Zandt. His albums typically feature vocals in English as well as the Nigerian Ishan language. ~ Bob Tarte, All Music Guide"

What is interesting is that he was the founder of the PMAN music organization. Simply amazing!

Here is an old documentary that speaks volumes about the amazing talented music star!



What are your memories of Sonny Okosun. Mine? His song entitled WOMAN in my opinion is perhaps the best song ever made.

2 comments:

Oracle said...

He was a great man, a pillar, an Icon, a legend.
May his soul rest in peace.

whassup Naijagal, itz been a while

africa entertainment and sports said...

So glad reading this.I've already blogged my reflections.My fav song? Ti Ire Ni Oluwa, too hot for the dancefloor!