Yesterday stars: Where are they now?

This pantheon of renown consists of A-listers like Olu Jacobs, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Pete Edochie, King Sunny Ade, Commander Ebenezer Obey, Adebayo Salami, and Richard Mofe- Damijo amongst others.

There isn’t any gainsaying their previous and present exploits command the resonant tribute of applause each time their faces and work grace the covers of digital and mainstream media.

Far away from the limelight, nevertheless, there are a number of contemporaries of those women and men whose acclaim, although recognizable by means of previous efforts, isn’t as intense because it was once.

While some have withdrawn totally from showbiz, others are nonetheless making an attempt to reignite their previous glories by competing with the youthful era of artistes. Others have ventured into completely different callings; these embrace Revd. Ebenezer Obey, Pastor Chris Okotie, scholar and college trainer, Sola Sofudo, and US-based nurse, Regina Askia.

Thus we assist you re-enact previous recollections by the exploits of your favorite present biz and movie star idols.

 

Evi Edna Ogholi

Evi Edna Ogholi is a Nigerian feminine reggae musician, widespread for her monitor, “Happy Birthday.” After the discharge of her debut album, “My Kind of Music” in 1987, Ogholi attained prompt acclaim as a sensational reggae star.

Evi Edna Ogholi
Evi Edna Ogholi

This positioned her among the many greatest reggae performers of that point in Nigeria. “Happy Birthday” is without doubt one of the evergreen songs of the ’90s and undoubtedly, the preferred music launched by the artiste.

It loved airplay at most birthday events. Ogholi was married to her producer and supervisor, Emma Ogosi, and the wedding was blessed with two kids. The marriage ultimately crashed and she or he moved to Paris, France, the place she presently lives.

 

Mike Okri

Just like Evi Edna Ogholi, Mike Okri was one of many musicians who achieved mainstream success within the late ’80s following the profitable launch of his debut album, “Concert Fever.”

mike Okri
mike Okri

The “Time Na Money” crooner is without doubt one of the greatest artistes of the ’80s and ’90s. He “disappeared” from the limelight on the prime of his profession and it was later found that he relocated to America.

 

Felix Liberty aka Lover Boy

Felix Aigbe Liberty aka Lover boy was considered one of Nigeria’s biggest pop sensations at a degree. His love music, “Ifeoma” grew to become the love anthem of a era of teenagers and youthful lovers of his period.

Felix liberty
Felix liberty

Liberty attained renown at his launch of “Ifeoma” and the music dominated the waves for a very long time. He later grew to become a born-again Christian within the late ’90s. He is now a pastor.

 

Kunle Falola aka Dizzy Okay Falola

Kunle Falola aka Dizzy Okay Falola was additionally a famous person within the ’80s. He is now a London-based gospel singer. His racy ’80s hit “Baby Kilode” loved countless radio time and made him the crush of many teenage ladies.

Dizzy K Falola
Dizzy Okay Falola

After his first album, he additionally did “Sweet Music” and “Excuse Me, Baby.” One of his songs, “African Jamboree,” additionally did properly. Dizzy Okay grew to become born once more in 1989 and reportedly turned down a suggestion by music firm EMI to focus on gospel music.

 

Alex Zitto

Alex Zitto began out as a guitarist and performed as a bass guitarist for juju legend, Ebenezer Obey. But he’s higher recognized for his reggae and pop hits. Although Zitto had been doing his factor quietly for years, he attained fame after successful a music contest and launched his hit monitor, “Tickle Me.”

alex zito
alex zito

Polygram Records, one of many greatest music labels on the time, subsequently signed him on its platform. While on the label, he launched one other hit music titled, ‘Walakolombo’ in 1991. Zitto is predicated within the US.

 

Alex O

Alex Okoroigwe aka Alex O, is a person of many components. He is a pop artiste, producer, and songwriter. His greatest hit, ‘Celebrate,” took the market by storm. He was a member of the musical ensemble of late music maestro, Steve Rhodes.

alex
alex

When he left Rhodes, he joined the corporate of well-known producer, Lemmy Jackson (actual identify Otu Odufa) and labored as a manufacturing assistant and songwriter.

By the ’90s, he was signed on by Polygram Records. He is married to Oby Edozie, a Nigerian movie actress and producer. He owns an organization which operates on the technical aspect of present biz.

 

Segun Adewale

Segun Adewale was one of many younger juju artistes of the ’70s and ’80s. He was so good that followers and music buffs labelled him a worthy successor to legendary juju maestros, King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey.

The Osogbo, Osun State prince experimented with components of jazz, pop, funk, reggae in his juju music. Adewale and one other juju artiste, Sir Shina Peters, labored with Prince Adekunle, a famous person of the ’70s however they later left to begin their very own band, Shina Adewale and the Superstars International.

segun adewale
segun adewale

They launched 9 albums however ended their partnership after disagreements.

Adewale then launched his private model of juju, which he referred to as Yo-Pop. Adewale remains to be lively within the Nigerian music scene.

 

Mandy Brown Ojugbana

Mandy Brown Ojugbana dominated the airwaves as one of many few display screen divas earlier than the so-called “video vixens” and “attractive prima donnas” grew to become common options of Nigerian TV screens.

Ojugbana was a really proficient musician and radio presenter. Her debut album titled “Breakthrough,” which included hits like a reworked model of Bobby Benson’s “Taxi Driver” was very profitable. Ojugbana’s journey into music began within the church.

 

After her profitable debut, she relocated to the United Kingdom (UK), the place she labored as a presenter. She is presently in Nigeria engaged on radio. She presents “Smooth Breakfast with Mandy” on Smooth 98.1 FM.

 

Ene Oloja

Ene Oloja was one of many pioneer actresses of the Nigerian film business. A seasoned and well-read actress, Oloja was one of many stars in considered one of Nigeria’s most profitable cleaning soap operas, ‘Cock-Crow At Dawn’ and “Behind The Clouds.”

The programme aired repeatedly for eight years on the National Television Authority (NTA). She studied Theatre Arts on the University of Ibadan and International Relations and Strategic Studies on the University of Jos. The actress and mother of 1 moved to the United States, in 1991.

 

Sandra Achums

Sandra was a well-liked actress of the ’90s. She is an actress, producer and philanthropist.

sandra achums
sandra achums

Achums relocated from Nigeria to Germany in 2006 and presently lives there along with her husband and youngsters. She was in “Deadly Affair,” “Domitilla,” “Gone Forever” and different Nollywood films.

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