01 Apr 21
CFM VISITS LEGENDARY FOLKLORIST: GENTLEMAN, MIKE EJEAGHA
The core mandate of the Centre For Memories (Ncheta Ndigbo) is to capture, document, preserve, archive, showcase, and celebrate Igbo history, memories, culture and excellence.
In keeping to this, the Centre recently introduced a new initiative, CAPTURING OUR MEMORIES PROJECT (COMP) to help Ndigbo capture and document their memories because memories are essential to building a sustainable future. And as Chief John Nnia Nwodo would say, the story, memory, or experience you have, that you do not share with others, is dead.
To kick start COMP, the Centre for Memories, led by the Executive Director, Uchenna Achunine, paid a courtesy visit to the veteran folklorist, songwriter, and musician; the Gentleman, MIKE EJEAGHA on Friday, March 19, 2021, in his residence in Abakpa, Enugu State. The CFM team used the opportunity to capture an incredible experience and memory of 91 years.
The famous and legendary Mike Ejeagha has been influential in the evolution of music in the Igbo language for almost seven decades. His music has serenaded us since the mid-20th century to date. He will turn 91 years on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Under another programme, Igbo Nwere Mmadu, the Centre has designed a couple of events to celebrate this great Igbo musical icon in recognition of his great contribution to Igbo socio-cultural development through music.
To learn more about Akụkọ N’Egwu Mike Ejeagha, to learn more about Uwa Mgbede Ka Mma, to learn more about how this nonagenarian has evolved, follow our social media platforms to get updates on the upcoming activities lined up by the Centre for Memories to celebrate the great folklorist, master storyteller and gentleman, Mike Ejeagha.