The meteoric rise of Chief Onyenze Nwamobi of Ogidi after releasing his album titled “Overtaking is allowed” which featured another hit song “One One B” is not in doubt, his highlife hit “Overtaking is allowed ” has gone continental and is being generally accepted by his kinsmen world over who appreciates Igbo highlife , Nigerians in Ghana are ecstatic of the opportunity to watch the new highlife sensation perform live tomorrow evening in Accra.
Igbo’s who are mostly from south east of Nigeria are one of the significant lovers of highlife brand of music, having produced legends of that genre of music like Chief Osita Osadebay, Oriental Brothers, Oliver D Coque from as far as the mid sixties , even in Diaspora they tend to be more culturally responsive to their heritage as they push their love for highlife brand of music outside their homeland.
Chief Onyenze Nwamobi will be performing free at Pub 2 Pub this Saturday 21st September situated at Abolo Bridge Banana Inn Road Accra Ghana.
His participation at this concert which will be featuring Chibyke Belonwu of Ogidi ,another Anambra State born highlife artist plying his music trade in Ghana and various Ghanaian based comedians and MCs of Igbo extraction, notably MC Agbanwodikeizu who has been anchoring Igbo cultural events in Ghana for over 10 years now, MC JJ and others.
Legends entertainments group the leading Igbo event influencers in Ghana are also part of the facilitators of the event which is being championed and powered by Lolo Julie Iwuoba aka Nwanyi Anayo Eze.
Igbo’s in Diaspora generally longs for home always and holds their traditional songs dear to heart, as their highlife songs mostly encompass their philosophy, heritage, folklore and traditional teachings infused with wisdomic adages and that’s why its their music of choice ,and they play it persistently at their festivities ,regardless of the occasion, be it child naming ceremony , wedding or end of the year meetings, highlife music also serves as a constant reminder to them of home ,and the loved ones and communities they have left in pursuit of their wellbeing in Diaspora.