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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lady of Songs, Christy Essien Igbokwe dies @ 50

The First Lady of Songs and one time grand dame of Nigerian pop music, Christy Essien Igbokwe has died.The first female PMAN president and the lady who brought the ever green song 'Seun Rere' died today after a brief illness at the age of 50. This is so so sad. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

38 comments:

chichi said...

How sad,May her soul Rest in Peace. i watched her perform at Nigeria Idol some months back and i was like wao!
God knows best.

Anonymous said...

She was indeed a true icon, a true musician and an embodiment of virtue. This is so sad. We will all miss her dearly. May her great soul rest in the Lord;s bossom. Amen

steezz.com said...

oh no!!! This is sad indeed, n to tink she's just 50. May her soul rest in peace.

didi said...

omg! im soo shocked. may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

So sad. RIP.

Anonymous said...

RIP

Wow!!! said...

I can't believe it! So sad! May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww.... May her soul RIP...

NAIJAGAL said...

so so sad may she RIP

Bee said...

May her soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Very sad,may her soul rest in peace.

Ade_Cool said...

wow!!...what a week..actually every week is the same in 9ja..Boko Haram officially confirmed as recruiting agents for Al Queada and making 9ja fertile new ground for Fanaticism..Then we have the insane or rather evil man that was posessed enough to slaughter his wife..now this.!!

R.I.P..Christy..still a great tune..reminds me of my parents..

Anonymous said...

This can't be true, I also watched her on Idols a few months back!! May her soul rest in perfect peace. She was a great music icon, her legacy will live on.

Anonymous said...

May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace...

Dazzle said...

Awwhhh so sad, loved d song seun rere so much, now we are left with rubbish lyrics being released in seconds :(
May her soul rest in peace. Iya mi fi wa to da hanmi laiye..... omo mi gbo te mi tire a dara o

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace, but what's up with this?

US woman took dead baby shopping

Prosecutors told the Chicago Sun Times that Toyrianna Smith (above) beat and suffocated her baby because he wouldn't stop crying on June 22. -- PHOTO: AFP

CHICAGO - A CHICAGO woman is accused of strapping her baby's corpse into a sling and taking him shopping after killing the three-month old in a drunken rage, local media reported on Wednesday.

Ken Blackman Jr had been dead for eight to 14 hours when the woman wrapped up her shopping trip and went to visit a neighbour, who noticed blood on the baby blanket and called 911.

Prosecutors told the Chicago Sun Times that Toyrianna Smith, 20, beat and suffocated her baby because he wouldn't stop crying on June 22.

She had been drinking vodka at a friend's house and spent the night in their guest room with the baby. She slipped out of the house the next day before the baby's father came to pick him up.

Smith, 20, is being held in jail on a US$1 million (S$1.23 million) bond on charges of first-degree murder. -- AFP

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIStory_685543.html

Blaizing Circle said...

I cannot believe she's passed on. We had corresponded sometime ago and she stated that I contacted her when I came home. This is sooooooooo sad.
I pray her soul will rest in peace and those she left behind to be comforted by the fact that she lived and mattered.
She will be missed
Stella Blaize
Blaizing Circle.

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

I grew up listening to her songs so she is very much part of my childhood memories.
So so sad

Anonymous said...

RIP Nigeria first lady of songs

Anonymous said...

Im deeply saddened by this news...why are there so many deaths these days....people remain prayerful and careful....Anon 7.29pm lets show some tribute to the great legend...this is not the right place to post that story...

Lady T said...

So so Sad! I will miss you. Watched your on Idols performed you ever green song.
So so sad...

Man_eater said...

aww! so sad. my elder sister is named after her. rip

Anonymous said...

MAY HER SOUL REALLY RIP SUCH AN AMAZING SINGER! GOD USED HER TO MINISTER TO A LOT OF PPLE TRU SONGS...

nutritionalert said...

OMG! awwww! what is the cause of her death?

So so sad.

Ch5335ng said...

Nutritionalert; cause of death? Is that necessary? Go and ask her hubby. SMHISM!

Apena, rest in peace darling.

truth said...

Nothing worng with askin for the cause of death.

RIP Ma'am! We'll always love you!!!

Anonymous said...

They should conduct a thorough investigation into this death - serious autopsy. Was it poison? She did write that Akpabio was planning to kill her.

See this links:

http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/nvnews/48717/1/christy-essien-writes-aibom-indigenes-labels-akpab.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IgboWorldForum/message/98593

AKPABIO, if you have anything to do with this, please don't ever die o. You must live forever. Our Father in heaven who sees the hearts, intents, and deeds of all men SHALL judge on the last day.

Meanwhile, GOD will keep the family left behind in the all-surpassing name of Jesus. We will always remember you, our Lady of Songs. The best thing in this life is the legacy you leave behind. You will never be forgotten.

How to Burn Fat and Gain Muscle said...

Too young, too soon. Mennnn this is soooooo sad.

Anonymous said...

Eternal rest unto the lady of song and let perpetual light shine on you Adieu.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P.
Loved your music..
mwaaah!

nwanneka igbokwe said...

nwanneka igbokwe

oh no!!! mummy lagos,the death has taken you away from us, so you mean we cant see you anymore but i cant believe this,who will treat us like a prince and princess.
well may your soul rest in peace

nwanneka igbokwe said...

nwanneka igbokwe,

oh no!!! mummy lagos so you mean we cant see you anymore.
may your soul rest in peace

nwanneka igbokwe said...

nwanneka igbokwe

oh no!!! mummy lagos,the death has taken you away from us, so you mean we cant see you anymore but i cant believe this,who will treat us like a prince and princess.
well may your soul rest in peace

MfonAbasi said...

OOOH! This is sad, May God comfort her loved ones.Amen

Anonymous said...

rest in peace maam. i loved you and your music as a young girl.

Adebola said...

Am so sorry to hear about Lady Christy's death. I just saw her son on T.V and he said he was with his Mum when she passed on, and she kept blessing every and said 'It is well, before she took her last breathe. So I believe it is well with a beautiful, selfless woman who lived a good life. Rest Well.

Udo said...

Christie Essien Igbokwe was a very great talent.Starring as Apeno in the popular TV Drama,the Masquarade,and acting as wife to Jegede Shokoya a.k.a the youngest millionaire grandson of the Idi of Idi Araba (Late Claude Eke),it was difficult to tell Christie was not Yoruba.She spoke Igbo,Yoruba,English Ibibio and Hausa fluently and in short Christie Essien was a model consumate Nigerian.We are all too familiar with her travails with the wicked here on earth but I hope she is resting in the bossom of our Lord

Adieu Peace !