Ugochukwu Anosike (Ugoccie) has described the decision to make her music in Igbo Language a personal choice. The young talented singer stated she habours no aprehensions making music in the Igbo dialect regardless of the fact that it coul potencially limit her fan base. Ugoccie compared her Igbo songs to other globally celebrated music rendered in Spanish or other languages.
Meanwhile, for ages a popular South African song “Vulindela” by Brenda Fassie has been played on the stages of many Nigerian wedding reception yet majority of the dancers doesn’t understand the lyrics of the song made in South African language.
One would not forget the recently trended “Jerusalem” song made in the South African language but was passionately enjoyed by Nigerians. This evidence, gives Ugoccie courage to deliver her songs in the Igbo language
The young Igbo musician expressed her desire in a candid conversation with Sunday scoop.
Recall that aside from Ugoccie, popular Igbo artists like Onyeka Onwenu used her latest Ekwe song to recall nostalgic moonlight memories of ndị Igbo. Male counterparts like Phyno, Flavour as well as others who make music in the Igbo language are today legends in the music industry
A further walk back into memeory lane reveals an impressive list of music legends who used the African Igbo language as standard communication tool to serenade their loyal audiences worldwide, these include Paulson Kalu, Ifeanyi Ibeabuchi Oliva D’coque, sir Warrior, Ebenezer Obe, Osadebe, Mike Ejegha, etc.
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