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AKUKO N'EGWU: THE LIFE, ARTS AND WORKS OF MIKE EJEAGHA

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AKUKO N'EGWU: THE LIFE, ARTS AND WORKS OF MIKE EJEAGHA

Since its inception in 2017, the Centre For Memories has continued to position itself as the leading hub for Igbo history and culture. This has been made possible through different initiatives and programmes the Centre implements.

One of such is the "Igbo Nwere Mmadu" programme which was first unveiled on December 28, 2017, with a world-class exhibition titled "Igbo Contributions to Nigeria and the World".

The Igbo Nwere Mmadu series celebrates notable Igbo personalities who have contributed to regional, national and global development. It seeks to identify, recognize and extol the virtues exhibited by exceptional Igbo sons and daughters in a bid to showcase these personalities to the world as exemplars and role models.

Over the years, we have celebrated numerous Igbo sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in different walks of life.

It is in this light that the Centre For Memories celebrates the great Igbo folklorist, master storyteller and gentleman, Mike Ejeagha as he turns 91 years old. On behalf of Ndigbo, we recognize and immensely appreciate his great contributions to the development of music in Igboland for over seven decades.

The Centre has put together, a full day online event with different activities to mark the 91st birthday of this great music icon.

The event is titled: AKỤKỌ N’EGWU: The Life, Arts, and Works of Mike Ejeagha

Date: Monday, April 5, 2021

Featuring:

- Biography of Mike Ejeagha: 12 Noon WAT (UTC +1)

- An Online Exhibition of Mike Ejeagha’s Arts and Works: 1:00 PM WAT (UTC +1)

- "Your Favorite Mike Ejeagha’s Proverb & Song": 2:00 PM (UTC +1)

- Tributes to Mike Ejeagha: 3:00 PM WAT (UTC +1)

- Zoom Webinar and PaperPresentation: 4:00 PM WAT (UTC +1).

Webinar link: https://bit.ly/3w7qVhv

The webinar will feature a paper presentation on the essence and relevance of Mike Ejeagha’s music by our guest speaker, Prof Richard C. Okafor

Distinguished Professor of Music Education and Ethnomusicology

Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.

MODERATOR

- Mr. Wordshot Amaechi Ugwele, On-Air Personality (Solid FM Enugu), Author and Journalist.

PANELISTS

- Dr Mrs Ogbeyanu N Nzeribe,

The Odaze of Illah, Delta State

- Engr. Okwy Ogbuenyi, Singer and Music Producer

Join us as we celebrate #MikeEjeaghaAt91

#CentreForMemories

Maka Unyaa. Taa na Echi

Click on this link to join us: https://bit.ly/3w7qVhv

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