Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tribute: Nigerian Music Icon, Sonny Okosuns, 1947 - 2008

Sonny Okosuns (1947-2008)

The Ozzidi King of Nigerian Afro-Highlife music passed on last Saturday May 24, 2008, at the Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C., United States of America, after protracted illness.

He was one of the legendary icons of modern African music whose protest songs became popular for the liberation struggle in his native Nigeria and many other African nations. He became a household name in South Africa when he lamented about the evils of Apartheid in Papa's Land and Fire in Soweto. His song Free Mandela was inspirational in the campaign for the freedom of Nelson Mandela.

Click here to watch the video of Sonny Okosuns Power To The People on Kisses & Roses

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