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Nigeria’s Lady of Songs, Christy Essien dies at 51

Christy Essien dies at 51

Nigeria’s Lady of Songs Christy Essien has died after a brief illness.

Her albums include “Freedom” in 1976 at aged 16; “Patience”, “Time Waits for No One” (both in 1978), “One Understanding” (1979), “Give Me A Chance” (1980).

In 1981, Christy’s album, “Ever Liked My Person” which features the hit single “Omo Mi Se Ohun Rere”, put Nigeria’s name on the world music map and it still remains her best LP till date. S

She however went ahead to release other albums in 1986 (Taking my time), 1990 (Hear the call) and “It’s time”

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