After touring in London in 1973, Oliver De Coque became high ranking superstar.
Oliver Sunday Akanite, best known by his stage name Oliver De Coque, was a Nigerian guitarist and one of the continent’s most successful record producers. Price Nico Mbarga’s 1977 album Sweet Mother included his guitar talents.
Messiah Messiah, his debut album, was published in 1977. De Coque released a total of 93 albums. Many of his songs have been classified as ogene, which combines contemporary music with traditional Igbo harmonies. “People’s Club of Nigeria,” “Nempi Social Club,” “Biri Ka Mbiri,” “One Enwe,” “Nnukwu Mmanwu,” and “Identity” were among the singles released in 1981, with the latter spending many weeks on Radio Nigeria 2’s Top Ten.
In addition to his solo work, De Coque regularly performed with his brother Eugene’s Igede International Band. Oliver De Coque died on June 20, 2008, after suffering a heart attack. De Coque had prioritized performance in 2008, according to his son, but had intended to seek medical care the month after his death.
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